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Emily Spunaugle

Emily Spunaugle

Assistant Professor
Humanities Librarian

Library Liaison for English, Cinema Studies, and the Honors College

Email: spunaugle@oakland.edu
Phone: 248-370-2498

Office: 246 Kresge Library

Please email me for a summer research consultation

make an appointment or email me to find a better time.


About Me

As a humanities librarian, I partner with professors and students to provide unique one-shot and embedded instruction sessions for classes taught in the Department of English, the Cinema Studies Program, and the Honors College. I also select books and resources for these departments and work to make the library's collections in these areas more familiar, visible, and accessible.

In addition, I provide reference services at Kresge Library's reference desk, as well as individual research consultations by appointment.

Research Interests

Library history, book history, empathy in library services, incorporating education theory in library services, Soviet-Era academic libraries in America, Russian Constructivism and Soviet culture

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Field Indexer for the Modern Language Association International Bibliography, 2013-present

Literatures in English (LES) Conference Program Planning Committee, Chicago 2017

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Member at Large, 2017-2019

American Library Association, 2013-present

Library Committees and Groups

Reference Group, 2015-present

Instruction Group, 2015-present

Educational Background

Doctorate of Philosophy in English, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), in progress

Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, May 2015

Master of Arts in English, Loyola University Chicago, December 2013

Bachelor of Arts in English, Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL), May 2012


  • "Speculative Histories of Soviet Texts Subject to the Foreign Agents Registration Act." States of the Book Conference, West Point Military Academy, September 2016.
  • "Connecting the Virtual with the Vault: Using Rare Books in Tandem with Early English Books Online." IFLA Information Literacy Satellite Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, August 2016.
  • "Challenging the 'Three Peer-Reviewed Articles' Assignment: Using Library Instruction to Advance Transformative Learning in Your Classroom." OU/Windsor Teaching and Learning Conference, Oakland University, May 2016.
  • "On Henry Snyder, Digital Texts, and the ESTC." Biblio-Notes, Spring 2016.


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