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Masters of Library Science
University of Pittsburgh

English; Art History Minor 
Bachelor of Arts
Duquesne University

Professional Development

Member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

Member of RUSA MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Planning Committee

Member of the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of ACRL.

Professional and Liaison Areas

A member of Archives & Special Collections, Clare Withers is Curator of the Elizabeth Nesbitt Collection and also serves as Liaison Librarian for Children's Literature; Cultural Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 

She is available for research consultations and informal help in locating primary and secondary resources and she works closely with instructors in arranging and curating materials for class visits to Special Collections.  She is available to assist in setting up citation management tools like EndNote and Mendeley,  She can also assist you with managing your research data, using altmetrics, bibliometrics, discovering impact factor, identifying how open access might benefit you, and designing a digital humanities project.  When she's not able to assist, she'll pass you along to the right library specialist!


Selected Presentations

Daines, Gordon and Oliver, Catherine and Porterfield, Julie and Robyns, Marcus and Withers, Clare (2021) Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Helping Faculty Navigate Contextualization and Curation in Teaching with Primary Sources. In: ACRL Conference 2021: Ascending Into an Open Future, 13 Apr 2021, virtual.

Poljak, Leslie and Withers, Clare and Dill, Diana (2019) Integrating Assessment in Online Synchronous and Asynchronous Information Literacy Tutorials. In: WPWVC-ACRL 2019 Spring Conference, June 7, 2019, Washington & Jefferson College.

DeLory, Colleen and Brink, Judith and Faulkner, Stephanie, and Withers, Clare (2019) LEADing Liaisons: from behind the scenes to center stage with new roles in metrics. In: ACRL Conference 2019: Recasting the Narrative, 11 Apr 2019, Cleveland, OH

Withers, Clare and Dill, Diana (2019) Scaffolded Learning Using an Interactive Tutorial: moving from a one-shot into an in-class exercise using an interactive tutorial for scaffolded learning about literature searching. In: ACRL Conference 2019: Recasting the Narrative, 10 Apr 2019, Cleveland, OH

Withers, Clare and Brink, Judith (2018) Role of Liaison Librarian in Bibliometrics as Outreach to Academic Departments. In: North American SciVal User Group Meeting, 19 Apr 2018, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Kear, Robin and Lemery, Christopher and Sharp, Patricia, and Pena, Carlos Enrique and Withers, Clare (2018) Extending Diversity in the Classroom: How Librarians Contribute. In: Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development, 19 Apr 2018, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Withers, Clare "Second Reaction: Roller Girl and the Ups, Downs, Aches, and Pains of Teen Relationships." First Opinions, Second Reactions 10.2 (2017): Article 6. Web. Available at:

Withers, Clare and Bennett, David (2017) Highlighting Distinctive Collections & Promoting Digital Fluency through TimelineJS & Raspberry Pi Library Applications. In: Western Pennsylvania West Virginia Chapter/ACRL Spring Conference 2017: Libraries Leading the Trends, 2 Jun 2017, Keyser, WV

Withers, Clare (2017) Creating Timelines with TimelineJS. In: Digital Scholarship Workshops, 6 Oct 2017, Pittsburgh, PA

Withers, Clare "First Opinion: The Lion & the Mouse: Powerful (Nearly) Wordless Storytelling." First Opinions, Second Reactions 9.3 (2016): Article 11. Web.  Available at:

Withers, Clare and Stapp, Alexis and Brink, Judith (2012) The Knowledge Base: Managing Collective Use of Individual Expertise. In: Western Pennsylvania West Virginia Chapter/ACRL Spring Conference 2012: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Setting Your Pace as a Library Leader, 1 Jun 2012, Waynesburg, PA

University Service

ULS representative to the University of Pittsburgh, University Senate, Faculty Assembly and Senate Council, 2012-15

Curator, Liaison Librarian for Children's Literature, Cultural Studies, and Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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Clare Withers
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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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