Shannon Tennant

Catalog Librarian
Carol Grotnes Belk Library 208
2550 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6585


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Master of Library Science Degree, May 1998.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 1996, History and English.

Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. 

  • Associate Student, 1994-1995.

Elon University, Elon NC.

  • 4 semesters of German, 2008-2010.

Employment History

Catalog Librarian (with Assistant Professor Rank), Elon University, Elon, NC.  (June 2000 - present)

Technical Services Librarian, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH.  (September 1998 - June 2000)

Student Assistant, Slavic Cataloging Dept., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, Chapel Hill, NC.  (December 1996 – May 1998)


“PARS Forum: E-Journal Preservation”.  ALCTS Newsletter Online 24.1 (March 2013): online.

Review of The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside to Sound Country, by Bland Simpson and Scott Taylor.  North Carolina Libraries 69 (Spring/Summer 2011): online.

Review of The North Carolina Birding Trail: Coastal Plain Guide, compiled by the North Carolina Birding Trail.  North Carolina Libraries 66 (Spring/Summer 2008): 38.

Review of One Woman’s Century: the Remarkable Story of Angela Marsh Peterson (1902-2000), by Kevin J. Todeschi.  North Carolina Libraries 63 (Fall/Winter 2005): 98-99.

Review of The Way We Lived in North Carolina, ed. by Joe A. Mobley.  North Carolina Libraries, 62 (Spring 2004): 65.

Review of Heist!: The $17 Million Dollar Loomis Fargo Theft, by Jeff Diamant.  North Carolina Libraries, 61 (2003): 42.

Review of Signs of Cherokee Culture: Sequoyah’s Syllabary in Eastern Cherokee Life, by Margaret Bender.  North Carolina Libraries, 60 (2002): 70-71.


“’I Honestly Had No Idea!’: LibGuides Usability Assessment in an Academic Library.” North Carolina Library Association, Winston-Salem, NC. (October 2013) Co-presented with Teresa LePors and Randall Bowman.

"Collection Management Using III Reports." Southeastern Innovative Users Group (SIUG) meeting, Charlotte, NC. (January 2011)  Co-presented with Teresa LePors.

Professional Activities

American Library Association, Member (1997 – present)

  • Associations for Library Collections and Technical Services, Member
    • Technical Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group member (2011-present)
    • Affiliates Relations Committee member (2011-present)
    • Council of Regional Groups, Affiliates Relations Committee
      • Chair (2010-2011)
      • Member (2009-2010)
    • Intern to the Council of Regional Groups (2008 – 2009)
  • Beta Phi Mu National Honor Society
    • Director (2010-2012)
  • New Members’ Round Table
    • Chair of Exhibitors Contact and Relations committee (2004-06)
    • Chair of Affiliates Ad-Hoc committee (2003-04)
    • Member of Footnotes committee (2003-04)
      • Wrote articles for August 2003 and November 2003 issues
    • Networking Director and Executive Board Member (2002-03)
    • Outreach Director and Executive Board Member (2001-02)
    • Co-chair of the Student and Student Chapter Outreach committee (2000-01)
    • Co-chair of the Students to ALA committee (1999-00)

Beta Phi Mu, Epsilon Chapter (1999 – present)

  • Co-Secretary/Treasurer with Lynne Bisko (2009 – 2011)

North Carolina Library Association, Member (2000 – present)

  • Resources and Technical Services Section, Member
  • Round Table of Ethnic and Minority Concerns, Member
  • Job Placement Center committee, Member (2001)


Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of North Carolina chapter (1995)

Beta Phi Mu, Epsilon chapter (1999)

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