About Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila is Scholarly Resources and Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Humanities at the Colby College Libraries, where she also teaches courses on J.R.R. Tolkien, women in myth and fairy tale, contemporary Witchcraft, and religious responses to Harry Potter. Her interests include information fluency and library instruction, ethnographic methods of studying students and faculty, scholarly communication (including open access and authors' rights), and Pagan scholarship.


Present Scholarly Services & Resouces Librarian for Social Sciences & Humanities, Colby College Libraries, Colby College

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Information fluency, Pagan scholarship, and J.R.R. Tolkien

Honors and Awards

Colby Student Government Association Faculty Progressive Leadership Award 2005


  • Tolkien's Sources
  • Women in Myth and Fairy Tale
  • Contemporary Witchcraft
  • Religious Responses to Harry Potter

Contact Information

5145 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901


Ethnographic Research (1)

Libraries and Instruction (3)

Pagan Scholarship (3)