Amy Vecchione is a Digital Access Librarian/Associate Professor at Albertsons
Library, Boise State University. Her research interests are in the adopting and creating
of innovative tools for libraries. She is a liaison to the Department of Chemistry &



UX, It’s Not a New State in the Union: User Experience Explained!, The Idaho Librarian (2014)

Using user experience (UX) methodologies, libraries can improve their web site by identifying the tasks...



Channeling Passions: Developing a Successful Social Media Strategy (with Elizabeth Ramsey), Journal of Library Innovation (2014)

Libraries often struggle with developing a consistent message that communicates their relevance and value to...



Notable and Notorious Idaho Women: An Annotated Bibliography, The Idaho Librarian (2013)

In the early days of Idaho’s penitentiary there was a common belief that women could...



Reference is Neither Here Nor There: A Snapshot of SMS Reference Services (with Margie Ruppel), The Reference Librarian (2012)

This article presents results from an anonymous, non-scientific, Web-based poll that aimed to learn more...



Using Geolocation Apps for Academic Library Outreach and Instruction (with Margaret Mellinger), The Reference Librarian (2012)

This article discusses the uses, experiments, and merits of geolocation applications for academic library outreach...


Contributions to Books

Using Blogs to Market Library Services and Resources (with Carrie Moore, Julia Stringfellow, and Memo Cordova), Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide (2014)


Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services with SPLAT (with Memo Cordova), Leading the Reference Renaissance: Today's Ideas for Tomorrow's Cutting-Edge Services (2012)

Libraries face shrinking budgets and increased user demands, yet library users expect librarians to provide...




PERSONAS AT ALBERTSONS LIBRARY: AVOIDING CLICK HERE INSTRUCTION, Boise State University Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (2014)

Boise State’s Albertsons Library uses personas, prototyping, and usability testing to improve its website. Join...



Stats for Tenure - Using Publication Data to Support Your Tenure Application (with Michelle Armstrong), Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University (2014)

Finding evidence that documents the impact and value of your scholarship can be challenging. No...


Digital Fluency (with Gary Price and Carrie Moore), Internet Librarian (2013)

Price discusses digital literacy issues that come from SnapChat, a popular photo-sharing app especially popular...



Flipping the Classroom with Streaming Media (with Margie Ruppel and Megan Davis), Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University (2013)

As faculty, you may be interested in flipped classroom pedagogy, but are intimidated by making...



Library Instruction Using Mobile Devices (with Barbara Glackin), Mobile Learning Initiative National Webinar Series/Boise State University (2013)

Albertsons Library has successfully leveraged the use mobile devices for helping students learn research skills....




Corralling Digital Collections From Across the Region: A Survey of Digital Collections in the Pacific Northwest (with Rick Stoddart and Erin Passehl), Pacific Northwest Library Association (2009)

Digital collections exist at all types of institutions throughout the Northwest. Wrangling these online resources...




Overview of eBooks, Albertsons Library YouTube Site (2012)

Learn about the different ways you can access free eBooks provided by Albertsons Library.



Chronicle of Higher Education iPad App, Albertsons Library YouTube Site (2012)


Find eReserves, Albertsons Library YouTube (2011)

This tutorial was designed for a mobile game at Albertsons Library called the Research Race.



Finding Articles Using the Mobile Site at Albertsons Library, Albertsons Library YouTube (2011)

Learn how to find articles using the mobile site: ! It's easy to use,...



Citing Sources in MLA: Part 4 Citing Websites (with Terry Madden and Ellie Dworak), Albertsons Library YouTube (2010)

Learn how to locate the information needed in order to cite a website, and also...