Penn State Projects


Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian

In this role, I oversee several large scale projects and Iā€™ve listed some details about them below.

Undergraduate Research

I coordinate a program of library support for undergraduate research. The core of this work includes recognizing outstanding undergraduate research that uses information literacy skills through our University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy. Through this award, the Libraries is slowly building up a set of workshops and support for students, faculty, and staff engaged in this work. This award is given out across the Commonwealth ā€” 74 students were recognized in spring 2018.

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Short Edition

I currently oversee the strategic vision and implementation of our Short Edition program. This includes overseeing our student-run Editorial Board, running writing contests, helping to create curriculum related content across the Commonwealth, and working with our community partners. To learn more about this program, see my overview at ACRLog.


Student employment in the Libraries

A pillar of my job is focusing on student employment in the Libraries to make sure it is a meaningful experience. Currently that means I lead the Student Advisory Board, work closely with our endowed interns, and also am working on creating a shared training plan for our student employees.

Leisure Reading Collection

This collection became part of my responsibilities in fall 2018. We are currently trying to frame this collection within student engagement and involve student employees in the collection development, maintenance, promotion, and outreach of the collection. To learn more about this work, see my ACRLog post.


Evening Reference & Instruction Librarian

Some selected projects worked on when I was the Evening Reference & Instruction Librarian at Penn State

Digital Survival Guide

The Digital Survival Guide was created to compliment the Penn State Reads 2016 selection, The Circle, by Dave Eggers. This guide is designed to help incoming freshman think about their digital footprint and how they can tighten their security on the internet. Hailley worked on this project with two Penn State Reads interns, who had collected the information in the guide. Together, they used Canva to create the final product.

Post-Election 2016 LibGuide

Post-Election LibGuide

In the wake of the 2016 election, Penn State's President Eric Barron sent an email to the PSU community. It called for creating spaces that encouraged dialogue. With that email in mind and a little encouragement from one of my bosses, I spent the two weeks after the election collecting reactions to create this LibGuide. It's a mix of both national reactions, context for the election (including the media's influence and how voting works in America) along with some Penn State specific resources.

Bi-weekly staff newsletters, 2016-2017 school year

Based on feedback from staff, Hailley created two bi-weekly newsletters that are intended to build community among co-workers, increase communication, and more broadly share information on policies, reference skills, announcements, and upcoming events. Pattee & Me goes to Service Desk wage employees and Common Services full-time staff while Library Welcome goes to all employees who sit at a Welcome Desk. The newsletters reach around 100 library employees.