The Author
Based on M. C. Escher’s ‘Hand with Globe’

Greater Umbrage is the home of Kelley Minars, Creative Technologies¬†Librarian at the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library. After receiving my MLIS in 2005 I worked for the Osceola Library System for several years, first as a reference librarian, then as e-librarian charged with overseeing the redesign and management of the system’s website. In 2008 I moved on to a medical research library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where I serve as Web Services Librarian.

I have taught classes on emerging technologies, a variety of social media, blogging, and introductory computers and applications to a wide variety of skill levels.

My skills include:

  • 3D printing and design
  • Virtual reality applications in education
  • Writing for the web and content strategy
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere
  • Reference, database searching, customer service

View my resume

Presentations & Publications

  • Central Florida Library Consortium Reference Interest Group Meeting. August 16, 2007. Orlando, FL. “Reference 2.0: Academic and Public Library Perspectives” with Aysegul Kapucu, Univeristy of Central Florida and Megan Kempeneer-Danak, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.
  • Hurst, E., Rosenberger, L., Minars, K., Prentice, K. “Making New and Lasting Connections through Emerging Technology Brown Bag Sessions” Poster. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2010. (View the poster)
  • Hurst, J., Rosenberger, L., Minars, K., & Prentice, K. “Expanding Library Roles through the Art of Education: Successfully Teaching Emerging Technology Topics” Paper. South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 2009. (View the presentation)
  • Weed, J., Willman, E., Whitmire, D., Prentice, K., Minars, K. (2015). Looking both ways: Seeing the changing roles of librarians. In B. L. Eden (ed.),¬†Partnerships and new roles in the 21st-century academic library: Collaborating, embedding, and cross-training for the future¬†(pp. 97-112. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.)


  • “Social Media Best Practices Guide.” University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (View the guide)


  • Florida Library Association, Public Library Website Award, 2008