• Associate Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Associate Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Associate Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies


  • Fanning, D. L. (Presenter). (2020, October 20). "Understanding US media & consumerism" : Researching to find accurate information. Speech presented at ISSS Political Webinar Series, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States. Panel, Presented, 10/20/2020.
  • Title: What Is Humanities Research Now? Speakers: Ashley Champagne, Brown U; Darby Fanning, U of Utah; Matthew Roberts, U of Illinois, Urbana; Rebecca Springer, Ithaka S+R; John Tofanelli, Columbia U; Julie Frick Wade, MLA; Amanda L. Watson, New York U Presider: Mary Onorato, MLA Researchers from five academic institutions and the MLA discuss their participation in a landmark study of evolving research needs in literature, culture, and writing studies. The study, cosponsored by the MLA and Ithaka S+R, examines faculty members’ experiences with recent advances and obstacles in the production, dissemination, and institutional evaluation of their research. Panel, Presented, 01/10/2020.
  • CTLE Annual Teaching Symposium 2017 TITLE: Working with International Students: Meet them Where they Are This session will offer one library faculty member’s experience with teaching foundational research skills to English language learners. Whether you find yourself at the beginning of your teaching career or anywhere along the road of experience, sometimes we just don’t know that we don’t know. We often make assumptions about students In our classes based on our own experiences when we were developing as students, as well as a teacher. All students come from varied backgrounds, but educational cultures can vary drastically from country to country, which are often masked or invisible in our classrooms. This session intends to offer perspective on the development of strategies to reach our international students in order to increase their success. Presentation, Presented, 08/14/2017.


  • French, basic.
  • German, basic.
  • Polish, basic.
  • Russian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Europe
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovenia


  • Darby Fanning & Robert Behra, Marie Paiva, and Lis Pankl (2019). Research practices and support needs of Language and Literature faculty at the University of Utah: A study conducted in conjunction with Ithaka S+R under the sponsorship ofthe Modern Language Association 2019. (pp. 12). University of Utah Institutional Repository. Accepted, 10/16/2019.