Merinda Kaye Hensley

Assistant Professor, University Library

Instructional Services Librarian

Scholarly Commons Co-Coordinator

Adjunct Professor, GSLIS

Ethnography of the University Initiative, Co-Director

306J Main Library, MC-522

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801


Curriculum Vitae

Previous Position(s)

2006–2009: Visiting Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


M.S., Library and Information Science. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. 2006.

B.A., Political Science. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 1998.


Awards and Distinctions


Recent Publications



Davis-Kahl, Stephanie and Merinda Kaye Hensley, eds. 2013. Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication. Chicago: ACRL.

Hensley, Merinda Kaye and Stephanie Davis-Kahl. (under contract, forthcoming 2014). Establishing Undergraduate Research Journals: Best Practices for Librarians. Chicago: ACRL. 

Book Chapters

Editorial Work

Recent Presentations

Invited presentations

International and national presentations


Web Projects

Professional Service

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