ANNE MORROW portrait
  • Digital Scholarship Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Associate Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Statement

The following are examples of past and current research areas

•   Game design as an example of a transformative form of knowledge creation, and its impact on the role of libraries and institutional repositories in retaining a record of a student’s degree-bearing thesis-level scholarship

•   Development of open access scholarly communications and non-traditional publications in digital contexts

•   Use of geospatial interfaces as a means of providing ease of access to siloed resources and to create integrated environments for the study of data and other source materials

•   History of emergence of GIS software as a case study of disruption caused by transformative technologies and their impact on the future of library services and collections

•   Adoption and adaption of QR codes to create mobile-enhanced avenues of access to library services and collections


  • Next Gen Games: Best Practices to Support Game Design and Game Studies. Presenter, with Christy Caldwell, David Carter, and Anne Morrow. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference. 38% acceptance rate. April 2021. Presentation, Presented, 04/14/2021.
  • Morrow, A. & Casucci, T. "Preserving and Disseminating student-created video games in academic and research libraries", 2019 ULA conference. Poster, Accepted, 02/22/2019.
  • Morrow, A. & Casucci, T. "Preserving and disseminating student-created video games in academic and research libraries, ACRL 2019 Conference. Poster, Accepted, 12/19/2018.
  • Morrow, A. & Casucci, T. "Preserving and disseminating student-created video games in academic and research libraries", ARLIS/NA 2019. Poster, Accepted, 10/30/2018.
  • Casucci, T. & Morrow, A. "Preserving and Disseminating Student-Created Video Games in Academic and Research Libraries" 2018 DLF Forum. Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2018.
  • Morrow, A. "Complex Born-Digital ETDs: challenges libraries face" United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USetdA) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado. Presentation, Presented, 09/13/2018.
  • (invited) Altizer, R., Morrow, A., Casucci, T., Hatch, G., Lombardo, N. and Jarvis, C. "Leveling up library support for a games studies program" Utah Library Association Annual Conference, Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah. Panel, Presented, 05/17/2018.
  • Based on a theory of academic authorship, RPT statements don't incentivize public distribution of and access to digital scholarship. Instead, academic authors are expected to communicate their findings only to other scholars. Does the audience agree? If so, how does this scholarship make its way to the public? This presentation will detail the theory along with two digital scholarly works that made their way to the public through dedicated library publishing services. Presentation, Presented, 02/24/2018.
  • Morrow, A., & Mower, A. "How does digital scholarship make its way to the public" 3rd Utah Symposium on Digital Humanities, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University. Presentation, Presented, 02/24/2018.
  • The University of Utah is home to the number 1 games studies program in the United States, the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program. This panel presentation and discussion will feature the co-founder and director of EAE and a team of librarians who are elevating library support for EAE. Presentation, Accepted, 12/08/2017.
  • “Making Smartphones Smarter in the library: reaching mobile users with QR Codes” LITA 2011 National Forum Panel Presentation, Oct. 2011. St Louis, MO. Presentation, Accepted, 10/01/2011.
  • Lombardo, NT, Le Ber, JM, Morrow, A, Barbour, J. Mobile Delivery: Using Quick Response Codes to Access Information at the Point of Need. Poster. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. May 17, 2011. Poster, Presented, 05/17/2011.
  • “Using QR Codes in Libraries” Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/13/2011.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • 2016 Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education. PI: Anne Morrow. Co-PI(s): Adriana Parker. ASPIRE Grant (Marriott Library internal grant), 10/01/2015 - 02/29/2016. Total project budget to date: $1,700.00


  • Morrow, Anne & Casucci, Tallie (2019). Report on Preserving and Disseminating Emerging Forms of Digital Scholarship in Academic and Research Libraries. Marriott Library. Published, 11/15/2019.
  • Anne Morrow (2018). Morrow, A. (2018) Library Awarded IMLS National Leadership Grant . [Website/Blog]. Published, 04/25/2018.
  • Anne Morrow (2018). Introducing Songhelix: Searching for Music Made Easier. [Website/Blog] URL Published, 03/09/2018.
  • Anne Morrow (2017). Library, Faculty Members, and University of Rochester Press Collaborate on Publishing. [Website/Blog] URL Published, 07/07/2017.
  • Morrow, A. (2015) How is Digital Scholarship different from Scholarship? And, should it be? Proceedings of the Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education, 1. Published, 05/2015.
  • Craigle, V., Herbert, J., Morrow, A., and Mower, A. “The Development LibraryLed Publishing Services at the University of Utah” in A. Brown, ed., Library Publishing Toolkit (Genesco, NY: IDS Project Press, 2013) 63-78. Published, 10/2014.
  • Wimmer, E., Morrow, A., and Weber, A. (2014) Collaboration in eTextbook publishing: a Case Study. Collaborative Librarianship; 6(2): 82-86. Published, 10/2014.
  • Weber, A., Wimmer, E., and Morrow, A. (2014) Creating a Course eBook Using WordPress. eSynapse; 29(2). Published, 08/2014.
  • Rockwell, K. and Morrow, A. (2013) Summary of Geospatial Initiatives at University of Utah’s Marriott Library, Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin March 2013; 44(2): 51-59. Published, 03/2014.
  • Lombardo, N., Morrow, A., and LeBer, J. (2012) Rethinking mobile delivery, using quick response codes to access information at point of need. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2012; 31(1): 14-24. Published, 02/2012.
  • Neatrour, A., Morrow, A., Rockwell, K. & Witkowski, A. Automating the production of map interfaces for digital collections using Google APIs. Published, 09/2011.
  • Morrow, A., & Mower, A. (2009). University scholarly knowledge inventory system: a workflow system for institutional repositories. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 47, 286-96. Published, 04/2009.