Breanne Kirsch, 2016 Candidate for LITA Director-at-Large

Breanne KirschStatement

As a LITA member and previous interest group chair, I am interested in becoming more involved with LITA at the organizational and planning level. If I am elected, I will do my best to support LITA and suggest ways to further the already impressive goals of the group and help to increase the number of LITA members. 

Current Position

Public Services Librarian, University of South Carolina Upstate Library, Spartanburg, SC

Degrees and Certificates

Dominican University, MLIS
2009; Bucknell University, BA Animal Behavior and Anthropology, 2005

Division Affiliations


Round Table Affiliations

Games & Gaming (GAMERT)

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Offices Held in the ALA/APA, State, & Regional Library Associations, and Other Associations

GameRT Board Member, Director at Large, 2014-2015
LITA Game Making IG Founder and Chair, 2012-2015
LITA Imagineering IG Chair or Vice Chair, 2012-2015
South Carolina Library Association (SCLA), New Member's roundtable Secretary, 2013-2014
SCLA, Information Literacy roundtable Secretary, 2013-2014

Major Accomplishments

Breanne initiated a plagiarism prevention workshop series at her institution. She also founded the game making IG within LITA and edited a related book. Currently, Breanne has been working with colleagues teaching a 3 credit course in information literacy and helping students become more technologically literate.


Kirsch, Breanne: Games in Libraries: Using Play to Connect and Instruct, McFarland, 2014.
Kirsch, Breanne and Lola Bradley: "Distance Education and Plagiarism Prevention at the University of South Carolina Upstate," Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012.
Kirsch B., and Kirsch, J. “Managing Millennials Advantages of Generation X Librarian Approaches,” Chapter in The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility, and Professional Identity, Edited by Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Sean Estep, McFarland Publishers, April 7, 2011.

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