Dr. Holly Surbaugh



STEM Librarian



CULLS – University Libraries


Describe your research in about 200 words.

My research interests primarily involve library instruction. Some particular areas of focus include how library sessions contribute to the success of course-based research assignments and gamification. I’m also interested in enhancing the effectiveness of communication between subject specialist/liaison librarians and the communities they serve.


What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

I learned that prairie dogs in the western United States can carry plague (this was prior to coronavirus).