AMY BRUNVAND portrait
  • Librarian, Sustainability Office
  • Associate Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Statement

Projects

I am collecting narratives aobut library use to inform a project about how libraries transform lives.  The work in progrss is presented in this blog: https://writersandlibraries.blogspot.com/

I am embedded in the Sustainabilty Office in order to work more directly with efforts to create sustainable change on campus. 

I am working on a research guide for the wicked problems of the Anthropocene.

I write book reviews in order to help promote reading. 

Areas of Library Specialty

  • Government Documents & Maps
  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Library Assessment

 

Research Keywords

  • Estonia
  • Interferometry
  • Gas Dynamics

Presentations

  • Emmerson Andrews, Amy Brunvand & Piper Christian Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (online, October 20-22, 2020) Event: 2075 - Archiving the campus as a living laboratory: preserving a long memory for transformative change Type: On-Demand Educational Session Role: Presenter. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2020.
  • Libraries in Sustainable Communities: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Change. (Utah Library Association Annual Conference, May 15-17 2019, Sandy, Utah). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2019.
    https://ula2019.sched.com/
  • Libraries as Partners for Community Sustainability Speakers: Amy Brunvand, University of Utah; Andrea Wirth, University of Nevada Intermountain Sustainability Summit (Ogden, UT, March 21-22, 2019)Room 404. Are you seeking a partner to amplify your sustainability efforts? Maybe the library can help! Libraries are inherently green with a core mission to share things -- not just books, but also meeting spaces, technology, seeds, tools, toys, and a surprising number of other things that support community resiliency. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2019.
  • Amy Brunvand, Jeanne Pfander, Eric Tans, "Academic Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities," AASHE Conference & Expo (Pittsburgh, PA: Oct 1-5, 2018). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2018.
  • Re-localizing the Library: An Environmental Humanities Model. Libraries & Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium (May 13-14, 2017, NYU). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2017.
    http://litwinbooks.com/laac2017colloq.php
  • Brunvand, Amy. "A Deep Archive for the Anthropocene: Collecting Environmental Humanities in Academic Libraries." (ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015, Moscow, ID). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2015.
    http://www.aslebiennialconference.com/uploads/2/6/...
  • Alison Regan, Amy Brunvand, Ambra Gagliardi. "Computing History at the University of Utah: Creating a Digital Archive." 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, Utah Technology Through Time. Contributed Talk, Accepted, 2014.
    http://heritage.utah.gov/dha/dha-special/conferenc...
  • Geography of the Reader. (2001) (Association for Study of Literature and the Environment conference. Flagstaff AZ, June 20, 2001). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2001.
  • Brunvand, Amy. "Social Justice and Civil Engagement in Government Information Reference Practice," Western States Government Information Virtual Conference, August 5-6, 2020. , Presented, 2020.
    https://scholar.colorado.edu/downloads/b5644s57f
  • Brunvand, Amy, discussion Leader: SUSTAINRT: Introducing U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in U.S. Libraries. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (Seattle, WA, Jan 25-29) Sunday, January 27 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 205 Libraries are key institutions for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan for making the world better for everyone with no-one left behind. Libraries worldwide offer a network of librarians, public spaces and resources that are already trusted within communities. Libraries preserve cultural heritage and promote universal literacy and access to communication. While libraries outside of the U.S. have widely adopted the SDGs as part of their mission, U.S. libraries have been slower to engage. ALA President Garcia-Febo has announced a series of webinars to raise awareness of international topics affecting our world and profession, featuring themes that align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It is an opportune time to discuss how U.S. libraries can support the SDGs. , Presented, 2019.
    https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/ALA-Midwinter/
  • Brunvand, Amy. Sustainability, Relocalization, Citizen Activism, and Government Information. (2014) Webinar presented May 29, 2014, 11:00am MDT. American Library Association GODORT eLearning Project. , Presented, 2014.
    https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connec...
  • "Marriott Library Digital Scholarship Lab Projects" (2014) (ULA Annual conference, Sandy, UT April 30-May 2) Robert Nelson, Tony Sams, Justin Sorenson, Amy Brunvand. , Presented, 2014.
  • Brunvand, Amy."Urban Pioneers: A Digital Library of Utah's Folk Music Revival, 1959-1966." (2014) Western States Folklore Society annual meeting (April 11-12, Logan, Utah). , Presented, 2014.
  • Regan, Alison & Brunvand, Amy. Let's get Digital!: Best practices in building digital collections for your community, by your community. (2013)(Utah Library Association 2013 Annual Conference.). , Presented, 2013.
  • Brunvand, Amy. Library Collections for Sustainability. Utah Library Association 2013 Annual conference. , Presented, 2013.
    http://conference.ula.org/content/library-collecti...
  • Brunvand, Amy Census Data For Everybody. (2012) (Utah Library Association, 2012 annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT). , Presented, 2012.
    http://conference.ula.org/content/census-data-ever...
  • Regan, Alison; Brunvand, Amy. Digital Scholarship: Projects that tell stories. (2012) Utah Library Association, 2012 Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2012.
    http://conference.ula.org/content/digital-scholars...
  • How the Academic Library Can Support New Forms of Scholarship. (2011) Bell, S. ; Brunvand, A.; Nelson, R.; Sams, T. (Utah Library Association 2011 Annual Conference, “Utah Libraries: At the Core of Our Communities,” May 11-13th). , Presented, 2011.
  • Government Information in the 21st Century: a toolkit of online resources. Preconference. (2008) Gary Hill, Kristen Clark, & Amy Brunvand. (ULA Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 29 – May 2). -Elections and the Political Process: Online Resources for Reference Librarians -Citizenship and Immigration: Online Resources for Reference Librarians. , Presented, 2008.
  • Government Documents in Undergraduate Research. (2006) (5 States Government Documents Conference, Boulder, CO. August 2-4). (also presented at 2007 ULA Conference, May 16-18). , Presented, 2006.
  • Searching the Deep Web. (2005) Kate Holvoet, Peter Kraus, David Morrison, Amy Brunvand. (ULA Annual Conference Ogden, Utah. May 11-13). , Presented, 2005.
  • New Internet Navigator. (2001) P Nancy Lombardo, Jean LeBer, Carol Hansen & Amy Brunvand (ULA Annual Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah. May 4, 2001). , Presented, 2001.
  • Brunvand, Amy. "Reference Practice for Civic Engagement and Social Justice" GODORT Friday Chat discussion Leader. Other, Presented, 2020.
    http://www.ala.org/rt/godort
  • [Webinar] "STARS and Beyond: Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office." Presented for American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT). Other, Presented, 2017.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynYMNIf2fI&featur...
  • Amy Brunvand, Jeanne Pfander, Eric Tans, "Academic Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities," (2018 AASHE Conference & Expo, Oct. 2-5, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA). Panel, Presented, 2018.
  • Sustainability Strategies for Libraries & Communities (Symposium on the Future of Libraries at ALA Midwinter, Denver CO. Feb. 9-13, 2018.). Panel, Presented, 2018.
    https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALA-Midwinter/fsP...
  • Brunvand, Amy. "Ask the Expert: Using Expertise Domains for Library Service Assessment." (2010) (ARL Library Assessment Conference, Oct.25-27). Paper is published in the conference proceedings. , Presented, 2010.
    http://libraryassessment.org/bm~doc/brunvand_amy.p...

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States
    I'm interested in regional writing about Utah and the western United States, and more broadly in library collections as a "story" about the communities they serve.

Publications

  • Brunvnad, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy; Breiman, Jessica; Bulluough, Emily; Lenart, Joshua B.; & Regan, Alision. (2014) Building an Academic Library Collection to Support Sustainability. Focus on Educating for Sustainability: a Toolkit for Academic Librarians. Maria A. Jankowska, ed.: Library Juice Press,. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Notable Utah-Related Books Published in 2019. Vol. 39(2), Catalyst Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Vessels, from a Hindu Goddess to Mae West: Paisley Rekdal's Imaginary Vessels. 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] An Ecstatic, mystical encounter with the Divine: Alex Caldiero's Who is the Dancer? What is the Dance. 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Ed Abbey, Revisited [review of "Desert Cabal" by Amy Irvine]. Catalyst. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Wit, Wonder and Wisdom in Rob Carney’s “Facts + Figures”. Artists of Utah 15-Bytes. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). [Book Review] Stony Mesa Sagas. Catalyst. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] "Sediment & Veil: Poems" by Kristen Jorgenson. Reviewed by Amy Brunvand in 15-Bytes: Utah's Arts Magazine. (Nov. 2015). Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amuy (date unknown). [Book Review] "Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance." by Elizabeth Wayland. New York; W.W. Norton (2013). Reviewed by Amy Brunvand in Journal of Folklore Research.. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Stripping the World of Beautiful Danger: Rob Carney’s The Book of Sharks. Artists of Utah, 15 Bytes. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). [Book Review] A Nuclear Alphabet for Downwinders: Michael McLane's Trace Elements. [Review of, "Trace Elements: Mapping the Great Basin and its Peripheries. ] 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. (Oct. 2016).. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. (pp. 601–603). Vol. 24(3), ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Unnaturalized Generations: Robert Terashima Explores Japanese-American Identity in a New Chapbook. 15-Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] "Downwind: A People's History of the American West." by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (2014). Reviewed by Amy Brunvand in Journal of Folklore Research. http://www.jfr.indiana.edu/review.php?id=1836. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Simulacrum of a Home: Lisa Bickmore's Ephemerist. 15-Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Jamtske-- of Fluids and Listening by Sinne Storm. (pp. 84-86). Vol. Spring/Summer 2018, Sugar House Review. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Radical Joy for Hard Times. Vol. July 2018, Catalyst Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). [Book Review] “A package held so firmly closed by pride and practicality”: Klancy de Never’s “Lessons in Printing”. Artists of Utah 15 Bytes. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Seasons: Desert Sketches by Ellen Meloy. (pp. 18). Vol. 39(6), Catalyst Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Books: The Wizard and the Prophet. (pp. 36). Vol. 38(6), Catalyst. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). [Book Review] Judith Freeman’s The Latter Days: A Memoir. 15 Bytes, Utah's Art Magazine.. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Poetry as Mineralogy: Craig Dworkin's Conceptual Poetry Crystalizes in Alkali. Reviewed by Amy Brunvand. 15-Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. (April, 2016). Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Cracking the Nut of O'Keefe's Genius. Jennifer Sinor's Letters Like the Day. 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] The Rainbow Jigsaw Landscape of Engine of Color / Motor of Form. Artists of Utah 15-Bytes. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Wolves that Lope into Your Dreams: Rob Carney's "88 Maps." Reviewed by Amy Brunvand in 15-Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. (January 2016).. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] Threads of Mythology in Lance Olsen’s Dreamlives of Debris. 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] The Poetic Finesse of Katherine Coles' Flight". Reviewed by Amy Brunvand in 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine, Jan. 2017).. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Book Review] A Daring Life: What May Become of Diaries in the Attic [Review of "Look Both Ways" by Katherine Coles].. (pp. 28). Vol. 39 (1), Catalyst Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Ask the Expert: Using Expertise Domains for Library Service Assessment. (pp. 571-). Vol. 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment (Oct. 24-27, 2010: Baltimore MD). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy; Daniel R. Lee, Kathleen M. McCloskey, Carol Hansen, Carol A. Kochan, & Rob Morrison. Consortium Solutions to Distance Education Problems. in Ninth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings (Portland, Oregon, April 25-28). Reprinted: (2001) Journal of Library Administration. 31(3/4): 75-92. Reprinted: (2001) Casey, Anne Marie ed. Off-Campus Library Services. Haworth Information Press. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Morrison, Rob; Kathleen McCloskey, Juliane P. Hinz, Michele Zandi, Peggy Grimm Pierce, K. C. Benedict & Amy Brunvand. Developing Off-Campus Services in Utah: A Cooperative Experience. in Seventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings (San Diego, California, October 25-27). Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, p. 261-268. Accepted, .
  • Brnvand, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy. "Green Jell-O for the Genius Loci or How to Save the Earth with Poetry," (p. 91-100) in Mark Todd. Western Weird. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2015. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Taking Paper Seriously: A Call for Format Sensitive Collection Development. (2015) College & Research Libraries News, 76(7), 392-393. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). The Information Commons: Librarians vs. Libertarians. American Libraries. p.42. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Know Thyself: A Librarian Uses the Library. C&RL News, 59(2): 80. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Re-Localizing the Library: Considerations for the Anthropocene. Journal of Critical Library & Information Studies. Vol. 2, Pre-print. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy & Ambra Gagliardi. "Sustainability, Relocalization, Citizen Activism and Government Information." Dttp: Documents to the People. Summer 2015, 43(2), p..10-13. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). The Poetry of Government Information. DttP: Documents to the People. Vol. 47(2). Accepted, .
  • LeMire, Sarah (date unknown). LeMire, Sarah, Rutledge, Lorelei & Brunvand, Amy. "Taking a Fresh Look: Reviewing and Classifying Reference Statistics for Data-Driven Decision Making." Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 55 no.3, pp. 126-34. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy; Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol. Use of Government Information by Undergraduate Researchers: What Citation Studies Tell us About Integrating Government Sources Into Library Instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy. v.8 no.2. 197-209. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Researching Bears Ears: reference practice for civic engagement. Reference Services Review. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Missing Information and the Long Tail: how distributed collection development assures the continued relevance of libraries. Against the Grain. v.18 no.4. 34-36. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Integrating Library Reference Services in an Online Information Literacy Course The Internet Navigator as a Model. Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 9(3/4): 159-177. Published simultaneously in: Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners. Miller, William & Pellen, Rita M. Editors. Haworth Press, Inc. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy; Crocker, Maureen & Schubert, Jim. Columbine Comments: The Colorado State Publications Database on CARL. Colorado Libraries. 20(1): 44-. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Resource Sharing and the Importance of Place. Colorado Libraries, 18(2): 22-24. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Mental Maps & Collection Development: A View from Colorado. Western Association of Map Librarians Information Bulletin, 23(1): 35-41. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). 10 Years of Sustainability. @ the U. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Re-Localizing the Academic Library: Comments on an essay by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. ALA SustainRT Blog. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks: An Embedded Librarian in the Sustainbility Office. American Libraries, The Scoop. (Sustainability in Libraries series). Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Conference Report: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene (NYU May 23-24, 2017). SustainRT Blog. Accepted, .
  • Stewart, Polly (date unknown). Collection: Utah Urban Pioneers: Folk Music Revival 1958-1968. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Internet Navigator. UALC Information for Life Taskforce. [I was part of a team of editors that wrote and updated an open-source, online, information literacy textbook that was actively used from 2001-2009]. Accepted, .
  • J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections (date unknown). [Digital Collection] Alta (UT) Avalanche Study Center. J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy. Greening Higher Eduction. Catalyst. Dec., 2016. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy; Breiman, Jessica; Bullough, Emily; Lenart, Joshua; Regan, Alison. University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library: Sustainability Collection Development Policy Report. 2012. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Brunvand, Amy. Dance Experiment: Linda C. Smith and 50 Years of Repertory Dance Theatre. 15 Bytes: Utah's Art Magazine. (Oct. 2015). Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Reasons to Love Your Library: Think of them as Resilience Centers. (pp. 18-19). Vol. 39(3). Catalyst Magazine. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bus. Moving U Project, University of Utah Global Change & Sustainability Center. Accepted, .
  • Amy Brunvand (date unknown). Dancing a Place / Dancing in Place. (pp. 3). Vol. 13. LoveDANCEmore: a Performance Journal. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). Make Your Math Collection Count!. (pp. 151-154). Vol. 119(14). Library Journal. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). [Dance Review] Those With Wings: An Immersive Dance Experience Along the Jordan River. Artists of Utah 15 Bytes. [Reivew of performance in collaboration with Seven Canyons Trust]. Accepted, .
  • Brunvand, Amy (date unknown). A Basic Contra Dance Library. (pp. 136). Vol. 69(5). Wilson Library Bulletin. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Columbine Comments: Colorado Environmental Newsletters. Colorado Libraries. 20(3): 44-. Accepted, .