Assistant Professor, Research and Instructional Services Librarian
About Brannen Varner
Professor Varner joined the University of Memphis Libraries in 2016. Her main responsibilities are library resources instruction for student and faculty through in-person and online formal instruction, one-on-one research consultations, and point-of-need reference services. She is currently library liaison to the University College. Her professional interests include research & instructional services outreach, ease of patron access to library resources, library services assessments, and informal learning spaces.
M.S.I.S., University of North Texas, 2015.
B.A., Rhodes College, 2012.
Assistant Professor, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, 2017 – Present
Adjunct Librarian, Research and Instructional Services, 2016 – 2017
Library Intern, Harrison Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2015 – 2016
Student Library Intern, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2015
- Association of College and Research Libraries: 2018 Academic Library
Impact Research Grant
Publications & Presentations
Varner, B., & Roach-Freiman, A. (2018, February). Use your words: Thing-explain library lingo. Presentation at The Collective, Knoxville, TN.
Meiners-Lovel, L., Varner, B., & Robinson, B. (2018, March). Ask a librarian: Using embedded librarians in a multisection writing and research intensive capstone course. Presentation at the 5th annual Southern Regional Composition Conference, Memphis, TN.
Roach-Freiman, A., & Varner, B. (2018, April). NEDtalks: Lightning talks in the library. Presentation at the conference of the Tennessee Library Association, Memphis, TN.
Roach-Freiman, A., & Varner, B. (2018, April). Making it work online: Collaborating to create an online information literacy portal. Presentation at the conference of the Tennessee Library Association, Memphis, TN.
Rodgers, J., & Varner, B. (2018, April). #readtigersread: Peer reading conversations at an academic library. Presentation at the conference of the Tennessee Library Association, Memphis, TN.
Varner, B. (2017). Black power in Bluff City. [Review of the book Black power in the Bluff City: African American youth and student activism in Memphis, 1965-1975.] Tennessee Libraries, 67(2).