Carrie McDade - Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Library Instruction team & faculty to develop effective programs and new approaches that address changes in technology, information, curriculum, and research.
  • Develop innovative programs to engage the Library’s user communities.
  • Design instructional and outreach materials in a variety of formats.
  • Provide reference service and research consultations.
  • Support collection development.
  • Participate in faculty governance and campus service.
  • Librarian liaison to the School of Science & Technology.


  • Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Master of Arts (Art History), University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Arts (Art History), University of Nebraska

Research Interests

  • Library instruction, information literacy, primary source research
  • Library exhibitions & outreach
  • Collection development & management
  • Art & design librarianship

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
  • Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL)

Recent Professional Activities

  • (forthcoming) McDade, C., and Lowell, W., Eds. (2013). Designing the Environment 1913-2013: A Century of Teaching Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design & UC Regents.
  • 1 Through 34: Revisiting the Utah Arts Festival History (exhibition) Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT (2011)
  • Demonstrating Our Value: Visual Resources Leadership For Implementing Visual Literacy Initiatives (poster) ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2011)
  • What’s In Your Digital Content Toolkit? Exploring Options for Online Exhibitions (poster) ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2011)
  • Put Your Billboard, er, Exhibit Case to Work: Library Exhibits as Community Outreach (presentation) California Library Association Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA (2010)
  • Environmental Design / A New Modernism (exhibition) Environmental Design Library, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (2009)