MA, MLS, Head, Discovery Services, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Amalia (Molly) Beisler is the Head of Discovery Services at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is part of the Libraries’ assessment team and heads the Virtual User Experience Committee. She has been at UNR since 2003 in various positions, including Head of Metadata and Cataloging, Basque Cataloging Librarian, and Reference Librarian. Before working in academic libraries, Molly was an archivist at the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association. Her research interests focus on how to connect users to the information they need, in person and online. This interest spans many areas within academic libraries, including studying user behavior, optimizing discovery tools, and examining technical services workflows for ways to improve management of online resources. Her most recent publication is Changing from Single to Separate Records: A Case Study from the University of Nevada, Reno, which outlines the changes UNR has made in pursuit of better and more efficient management of online resources. This general topic was explored in an earlier (2012) article, E-book Workflow from Inquiry to Access: Facing the Challenges to Implementing E-book Access at the University of Nevada, Reno.