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Mahrya Burnett: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Librarian Profile

About Mahrya

Mahrya Burnett works in the Scholarly Impact Department helping students and faculty understand emerging scholarly publishing topics, including open access journals and repositories, increasing the visibility of research, using bibliometrics, and pursuing affordable textbook solutions. Mahrya is available for consultation or teaching on scholarly publishing topics. 


Master of Library and Information Science, University of Washington

Master of American History (coursework completed), Western Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts in English, Beloit College


Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

Chen, Amy H., Avila, Alonso, Mahrya Burnett, Willow Fuchs, Heather S. Healy, and Wendy C. Robertson. “Review of The Publishing Trap,Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (In press).

Carncross, Mahrya. “Redeveloping a Course with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: From Skills to Process.” College & Research Libraries News 76(5), (May 2015): 248-250, 273.

Carncross, Mahrya. “Faculty and Librarian Collaboration in the First Year: A Literature Review,” Embedded Librarianship: What Every Academic Librarian Should Know. Ed. Alice Daugherty and Michael Russo. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, 2013. 21-40.

Carncross, Mahrya. Rev. of Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources: Creating the E-Buzz!, Eleonora Dubicki. ACRL-WA Newsletter 65, November 2009.



Carncross, Mahrya, and Piper Martin. “Charting New Courses: How Two Libraries Transformed Credit Classes Using the ACRL Framework.” ACRL 2017, March 22-25, 2017. Conference presentation.

Carncross, Mahrya. “Beyond the Term Paper: Helping Students Understand Scholarship as Conversation.” Information Literacy Summit. Palos Hills, IL. April 29, 2015. Conference presentation.

Carncross, Mahrya. “Team-Based Learning and Information Literacy.” Brick and Click Symposium. Maryville, MO. November 7, 2014. Conference presentation.

Carncross, Mahrya. “Mapping the Conversation: Using Mind Maps to Get Students Talking.” CARLI Instructional Showcase.  Ogelsby, IL. June 18, 2014. Conference presentation.

Rice, Kimberly, Mahrya Carncross, Yong Tang, and Sadler, Roger. “The Constitution and the Freedom of the Press.” Western Illinois University Constitution Day. Macomb, IL. November 17, 2013. Panel discussion.

Carncross, Mahrya. “Oh RATs! Harnessing the Power of Teams in the Flipped Classroom.” CARLI Instructional Showcase. Normal, IL.  June 19, 2013. Conference presentation.

Carncross, Mahrya and Salman, Tammy. “Taking IL to the Students: Mapping the Path to a Strategically Integrated IL Instruction Program.” ACRL Washington-Oregon Joint Fall Conference. October 2009. Conference presentation.

Grants and Research

Richardson, Daneen, Mahrya Carncross, Sean Cordes, John Stierman, and Brian Clark. “Rural High Schools and Information Literacy.” (Research grant awarded by The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, 2015)