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About Nicole Branch

Nicole Branch is Head of Instruction & Assessment at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.  In this role, Nicole leads library’s assessment and instruction programs and serves as the subject librarian for the departments of anthropology, sociology, and the University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.  Prior to joining the Santa Clara University Library in December 2014 Nicole served as Librarian for Research and Digitization at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.   Nicole’s current research interest includes critical information literacy and the academic success of diverse college student populations.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement, Santa Clara University University Library
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Present Librarian, Santa Clara University University Library
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Head of Instruction & Assessment, Santa Clara University University Library
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Honors and Awards

  • Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL), Cohort Member, 2014-2015
  • Library Assessment Conference Travel Award, Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Recipient, 2014
  • ACRL Immersion, Program Track, Participant, 2013
  • ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute, Reach 21 Scholar, 2010
  • Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce, Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Diversity Scholar, 2008-2010

Education

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2008 - 2010 MLIS, San Jose State University ‐ School of Library and Information Science
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1993 - 1997 BA, University of Massachusetts- Amherst ‐ Anthropology
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1995 - 1996 Study Abroad, University of Ghana ‐ West African Literature
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Contact Information

Learning Commons and Library, 1st Floor, 130

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Research Works (13)

State of the Library (2)