Faculty & Staff

Amanda Clay Powers


Associate Professor / Coordinator of Research Services / Interim Business Librarian / Social Media Research Librarian

Contact Information

Mitchell Memorial Library
P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325 - 7677

E-mail: apowers@library.msstate.edu

Instant Messaging:
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I am the Coordinator of Research Services at Mitchell Memorial Library, including Reference, Government Documents and Instruction services and collections. As the Social Media Research Librarian, I assist faculty and departments across campus with research, instruction and grant support related to social media tools. As the Chair of the MSU Libraries Social Media Management Committee, I lead the Libraries efforts in implementing, maintaining, training and research in social media. I am also the Interim Business Librarian.

Library Liaison for:

  • Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Poultry Science

View my Research Guides

Committee Memberships

  • National:
    • RSS Liaison, American Library Association (RUSA) Access to Information Committee (2007 - 2009)
    • Chair, ALA RUSA Virtual Reference Discussion Group (2009 - 2011)
  • State:
    • President, Mississippi Library Association (2014)
    • Vice President, Mississippi Library Association (2013)
    • Treasurer, Mississippi Library Association (2007 - 2009)
    • Member, Mississippi Library Association Executive Board (2007 - 2009, 2013-2014)
  • Library:
    • Chair, Social Media Management Committee
    • Member, Library Technologies Committee
    • Member, MSU LEETS Committee
    • Member, Assessment Committee
    • Member, Coordinators Group
  • University:
    • Core Faculty, Center for the History of Agriculture, Science and the Environment in the South (CHASES) (2011-) http://chases.msstate.edu
    • Advisory Board Member, Virtual Archives for Land-Grant History, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Headquartered at Mississippi State University http://lghp.msstate.edu/
    • Member, Undergraduate Research and Creative Discovery Committee (2013 - present)
    • Member, MSU Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for Teaching and Learning (2007 -2011)

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests

My research focuses on social media in academia and assessment of reference services.

Teaching Areas

I teach workshops on managing identity in professional social networks, as well as participate in training library staff on relevant social media tools.

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