Assistant Dean / Head of Digital and Technical Services
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Dean of University Libraries
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Dr. Monica García Brooks is the Dean of Libraries at Marshall University and has been active in WV’s academic libraries for close to 35 years. She is a past president of the WV Library Association, member of the steering committee for WVER, WV’s electronic resource library consortium, and faculty member for WVROCKS, the Higher Education Policy Commission’s accelerated online Bachelor of Arts completion program for WV residents. In addition to participating in various MU recruitment and diversity activities, she also works on statewide open educational resource (OER) and open textbook initiatives, library profession mentoring, digital literacy, and copyright education. Unique projects of interest include research on her family’s circus, La Carpa Garcia, 1914-1947, its impact on Mexican-American theater in the Southwest, and topics relating to the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Homes of Tomorrow Exhibition. Dr. Brooks is also a founding committee member for HerdCon, the library’s pop culture convention, held on Marshall’s campus each year.

You can view her CV here.

Business Manager of University Libraries
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Associate Dean of Libraries
Professor / Head of Collection Services
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Dr. Kelli Johnson is an associate university librarian for Marshall University Libraries. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include diversity in academic libraries and in higher education.  Her dissertation, “Minority Librarians in Higher Education: A Critical Race Theory Analysis,” was named one of 10 Notable Dissertations of 2016 by the American Library Association.  She received a National Park Service grant and is currently collecting oral histories in the Fairfield Neighborhood of Huntington. She was named the 2022-2023 Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow and is working with a community group to create a documentary of the Underground Railroad in the tri-state area. Dr. Johnson co-founded the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Tim Melvin in 2017. She serves on the board of directors for the Fairfield Development Corporation, the West Virginia Humanities Council, Coalfield Development and the Huntington Human Relations Commission and is a member of the Mayor Steve William’s Diversity Advisory Committee.