Sommer Browning, Assistant Professor

Auraria Library Staff Directory

Head of Electronic Access & Discovery Services
Department: Technical Services

Sommer's Role at Auraria Library

As Head of Electronic Access & Discovery Services, Sommer works to ensure Auraria Library's resources are discoverable and accessible to students, faculty, and staff no matter where they are.

Professional Affiliations and Service

Professional Membership and Service

Member, American Library Association (ALA)

Member, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), 2013-

Member, ALCTS Fundraising Committee, 2014-

Member, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Education Committee, 2014-

University of Colorado Service

Member, UCD DDC Faculty Assembly General Representative, 2015-

Chair, Auraria Library Faculty, 2014-2015

Select Publications

Library & Information Science

Data, Data, Everywhere, Nor Any Time to Think: DIY Analysis of E-Resource Access Problems. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. Vol. 27, Iss. 1, 2015. (Full Text-- may require login)

What Libraries Still Need from Discovery Layers, slides from a NISO webinar, October 22, 2014

Beyond "I Clicked the Link and it Didn't Work": What Troubleshooting Analysis Reveals, slides from an ER&L presentation co-presented with Katy Divittorio, March 19, 2014

Metadata and Open Access: Reliably Finding Content and Finding Reliable Content, Charleston Conference proceedings, 2014


Poetry & Other Writing

The Circle Book (Cuneiform Press), artist book, 2015

Backup Singers (Birds, LLC), poetry, 2014

Either Way I'm Celebrating (Birds, LLC), poetry and comics, 2011


MSLIS, Library & Information Science
Long Island University, 2009

MFA, Poetry
University of Arizona, 2004

BA, Philosophy
Mary Washington College, 1998

More About Sommer

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