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. 

Ethnographic Research


Faculty in the Mist: Ethnographic Study of Faculty Research Practices, Participatory Design in Academic Libraries Methods, Findings, and Implementations (2012)

A report on ethnographic research on college faculty research and teaching methods, with their use...


Libraries and Instruction


My Teaching Philosophy (2009)

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional...



Take a Deep Breath: On Not Losing the Turtle in the Technology, Journal of Maine Education (2008)

Understanding media messages and selecting worthwhile sources of information require the ability to analyze and...



The Other Side of the Podium: Student Information Needs from Inside the Classroom, College & Research Libraries News (2006)

A few things the author learned about students and research when she audited classes on...


Pagan Scholarship


Feminist Spiritualities: A Brief Overview, Choice Magazine (1999)

A bibliographic essay on the early beginnings of feminist spirituality literature, from the 1960s to...



The Literature of Contemporary Witchcraft: Formalists, Femininsts, and Free Spirits, Choice Magazine (1999)

A bibliographic essay on the writings of contemporary Witchcraft, from the late 1890s to 1998.