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

Greater Umbrage is the home of Kelley Minars, Web Services 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.

I am skilled in HTML, CSS, writing for the web, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator, and in reference work, database searching and customer service.

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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