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Annie Epperson

Annie Epperson

Associate Director of Engagement

Office of Engagement

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Office of Engagement
Campus Box 21
Greeley, CO 80639


MLIS, University of North Texas, 2003. Area of Study: Library and Information Science

MA, Colorado State University, 2001. Area of Study: Sociology

BS, Colorado State University, 1997. Area of Study: Natural Resource Management

Professional/Academic Experience

Annie Epperson completed both a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and a Master of Arts in Environmental Sociology at Colorado State University; she also holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. Epperson joined the University of Northern Colorado's University Libraries' faculty as an Assistant Professor for Library Instruction in 2004, and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2009.  She currently serves as Natural Sciences Librarian and Coordinator of Engagement and Academic Programming for the University Libraries, as well as serving the University as the Associate Director for Community and Civic Engagement (CCE), a fellows position that allows her to dedicate time to the intersections of the academic work of the University in conjunction with the needs and opportunities presented in the community of Greeley, Weld County, and the State of Colorado.  Epperson has served as President of the 12-state Mountain Plains Library Association and currently represents the Colorado Association of Libraries at the national level through the American Library Association Council.

Research/Areas of Interest

Public services in libraries, patron-oriented technologies, library assessment, and community engagement with academic libraries.  Technology and reference librarianship, role of assessment in contemporary librarianship, library as place in the twenty-first century.

Publications/Creative Works

Epperson, A. (2015). Quickly Collect Qualitative Data With a Video Booth! Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML), 4(3), 541-545.

Anderson, M., Epperson, A., Highby, W. (2010). Election 2008: Using the “LibGuides” Web 2.0 Content Management and Publishing System as a Reference Tool for the Citizen-Student. Colorado Libraries, 35(1).

Epperson, A., Pitkin, G. (2009). Evidence-based Management: Assess to Plan to Budget to Action. Association of Research Libraries’ Library Assessment Conference Proceedings.

 Epperson, A., Leffler, J. J. (2009). Social Software Programs: Student Preferences of Librarian Use. New Library World, 110(7/8), 366-372.

Anderson, M., Epperson, A. (2008). OOOh, that smell! Or, how we handled an odiferous library in Greeley and what we learned from the experience. Colorado Libraries.

 Wilde, M., Epperson, A. (2006). A Survey of Alumni of LIS Distance Education Programs: Experiences and Implications. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32(3), 238-250.

 Epperson, A., Wilde, M. (2005). What’s in a Place? Distance Education LIS Programs from Both Sides of the Fence. Colorado Libraries, 31(3).

 Epperson, A., Freeman, D. M. (2002). Law as Catalyst: a New Agenda for a Traditional Water Resource Appropriator at Phantom Canyon, Colorado. University of Denver Water Law Review, 6(1).