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About Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila is Research & Instruction 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 Libraries

Curriculum Vitae

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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


Religious Studies (1)

Ethnographic Research (1)

Libraries and Instruction (3)

Pagan Scholarship (3)