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Matt Upson: Profile

Professional Service

  • Secretary, ACRL/IS Management and Leadership Committee (2015-)
  • 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

Books and Chapters

Upson, M., Hall, C. M., & Cannon, K. (2015). Information now: A graphic guide to student research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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

Upson, M. (2015). Comics on campus: Starting a successful graphic novel collection at your academic library. Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries.

Poggiali, J., Webb, K. K., Upson, M., & Allman, K. (in press). Zombies, pirates, and law students: Creating comics for your academic library. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2014

Upson, M. & Mudd, A. (in press). Telling stories about the library: Student-generated comics as information literacy narratives. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2013.

Mudd, A., Summey, T., & Upson, M. (2015). It takes a village to design a course: Embedding a librarian in course design. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 69-88.

Upson, M, Mudd, A., & Moffat, K. (2014). Text, image, story: Using photo comics for instruction, promotion, and participation in the academic library. Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, 4.

Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2013). Comic Book Guy in the classroom: The educational power and potential of graphic storytelling in library instruction. Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, 3, 28-38.

Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2011). Zombie attacks: How they can contribute to the success of your library. College & Research Libraries News, 72(7), 390–393.

Library Comics

Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2014). Secrets of the pirate library: A guide to your Independence Community College library. Atomic Raygun Comics.

Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2012). Sundown at the library: How to use your Coffeyville Community College library. Atomic Raygun Comics.

Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2012). Supreme librarians in metaspace (promotional comic for MLS program). Atomic Raygun Comics.

Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2011). Monster clash! Using the Wilton library...ferociously! Atomic Raygun Comics. Retrieved from http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/monster-clash/ (dead link)

Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2011). Library of the living dead. Atomic Raygun Comics.

  • Selected for inclusion in ACRL’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database (PRIMO)

Videos