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About Rebecca M. Marrall

Rebecca M. Marrall is the Director of Technology & Discovery Services and an Associate Professor at Western Washington University Libraries. Her research interests are inclusive learning spaces; user experience in libraries; and electronic accessibility of library spaces. She co-edited the open access text, The Research Process: Strategies for Undergraduate Students (Available here: Her preferred pronouns are she / her / hers.


Present Discovery Services Librarian / Head of the Resource Discovery Unit / Associate Professor, Western Washington University Western Libraries and Learning Commons

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • “Collective Cultural Competency: Promoting a Dialogue about Diversity in an Academic Library” was named the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table President’s Program, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2015.
  • Received an Early Career Librarian Scholarship from the Association of College & Research Libraries in order to attend the 2015 Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • Accepted into the 2015 Cohort of the American Library Association Emerging Leaders Program. Part of the K-Team, “Library as Publisher.”
  • Nominated for Diversity Achievement Award, WWU Equal Opportunity Office, 2014.
  • Awarded $2,200 in grant funds by the Carnegie-Whitney Committee for the creation of a tertiary electronic resource which focuses upon authors who are women of color (i.e., non-Caucasian), and who write speculative fiction.


  • LIBR 197: Research Strategies
  • LIBR 397D: The Digital Divide
  • LIBR 320: Literacy through Graphic Novels, Comics, and Comix
  • LIBR 201: Introduction to Research Strategies


2008 - 2010 MLISc (Summa cum laude), University of Hawaii, Manoa
2005 - 2008 B.S. (Summa cum laude), Portland State University ‐ Anthropology

Contact Information

Rebecca M. Marrall
Discovery Services Librarian & Associate Professor
Head of the Resource Discovery Unit
Western Libraries, HH320P
(360) 650 – 4493


Articles (6)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (7)

Presentations (14)