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Matt Upson: Profile

Professional Service

  • Vice-Chair, ACRL/IS Management and Leadership Committee (2017-2018)
  • Co-Chair, ALA LIRT Transitions to College Committee (2016-2018)
  • Co-Convenor, ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group (2016-)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of New Librarianship (2016-)
  • Member, ALA LIRT Conference Programming Committee (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Library Association Awards Committee (2016-2017)
  • Secretary, ACRL/IS Management and Leadership Committee (2015-2016)
  • Secretary, Oklahoma Chapter, Association of College & Research Libraries (2015)
  • Mentor, ACRL Mentoring Program (2015)
  • Mentor, ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Mentoring Programing (2014)
  • State Officer, ACRL Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (2014-)
  • Continuing Education Committee, Oklahoma Library Association (2014-2015)
  • ACRL/Instruction Section Professional Education Committee (2013-2014)

Selected Publications & Presentations



  • Luetkenhaus, H., Peters, D., & Upson, M. (Chapter Submitted). Campus revolution: Engaging in critical information literacy through the examination of race, gender, and free speech during the 1960s. In N. Bartlett, E. Gadelha, & C. Nofziger, Untitled Book on Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library.
  • Luetkenhaus, H., Colquhoun, C., & Upson, M. 2019. No such thing as neutral: Rethinking undergraduate instruction and outreach in a time of “post-truth”. In A. Baer, E. Cahoy, and R. Schroeder, Libraries promoting reflective dialogue in a time of political polarization. Chicago: ACRL.
  • Pitts, J., Collins, H., & Upson, M. (2018). Determining impact and developing narratives: Tracking national, institutional, and student impact of open online instruction. In C. Ippoliti, The savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries: Moving beyond the wow factor. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Upson, M., O’Neil, T., & Colquhoun, C. (2017). Freshman framework: Collaboratively developing a set of required instructional modules for Freshman Research Scholars.  In M. K. Hensley and S. Davis-Kahl, Undergraduate research and the academic librarian: Case studies & best practices. Chicago: ACRL.
  • Upson, M., & O’Neil, T. (2016). Undergraduate library research award workshops. In C. Ippoliti and R. W. Gammons, User-centered design for first-year library instruction programs. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO
  • Upson, M. & Mudd, A. (2014). Telling stories about the library: Using photo-comics as student research narratives. In K. Calkins & C. Kvenild (Eds.), The embedded librarian’s cookbook. Chicago: ACRL.
  • Mudd, A., Summey, T. P., & Upson, M. (2014). Not just an afterthought: Involving librarians in the instructional design process. In E. Leonard and E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually embedded: The librarian in an online environment. Chicago: ACRL.

Articles and Proceedings

Library Comics

Recent Presentations