Research Profile: Mary Bolin


Statement of Research Interests and Experience

I am interested in academic library organization, administration, and governance, including status types (e.g., faculty) for academic librarians. I am interested in discourse analysis as a lens for examining academic library organization and the documents that represent that organization. I am also interested in all aspects of cataloging and metadata. My dissertation examined librarian appointment types at US research universities, including a discourse analysis of appointment documents.

Areas of interest:

  • Academic libraries
  • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Discourse analysis

Possible PhD Thesis Topic Areas

  • Academic library roles and relationships
  • Current and future state of discovery of library resources
  • Academic library governance
  • Current and future roles for academic library technical services functions
  • Academic library user experience

Representative Publications and Professional Activities

Refer to Faculty Profile and CV.