About

Brea (Breanne) Henson is the Administrative Specialist for the Public services Division of University of North Texas Libraries.

Ms. Henson assists librarians by assessment, event, instruction, and research support. Current projects that she is assisting with include an annotated bibliography on Liaison Pedagogy with Julie Leuzinger; The UNT Libraries Information Fluency Initiative Curriculum Mapping Project with Greg Hardin; Management Workshop Series for Public Services Librarians with Mary Ann Venner.

She is currently working on an extensive research project, titled “Moving Toward a Praxis of Zen Librarianship: Expanding Librarianship with Mindfulness.” She presented a poster on this topic at the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference. She also continues research on Irish mythology and Celtic spirituality; pagan decadence in weird and Gothic literature; and theories related to linguistic othering, power, violence.

Her aim is a humanities faculty-librarian position in the next few years.

Education

Texas Woman’s University, College of Professional Education, M.L.S, 2017; Practicum: Collection Development, University of North Texas, 2017

State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Comparative Literature, 2015; Master’s Project (Thesis): “The Nature of Linguistic Violence: Derrida, Heidegger, and Joyce.” Professor Rodolphe Gasché,  Supervisor.

Midwestern State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, B.A. in English with minor in English (Writing Focus),  2013. Professor Sue Henson, Degree Supervisor.

Publications

While Ms. Henson has not published, she has extensive experience working as an editor for literary magazines and journals.

Memberships

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group

Digital Humanities Interest Group

Literatures in English Section

University Libraries Section

Reference and User Services Association

International Relations

Library Research

Texas Library Association

College & University Library Division: Award: CULD MLIS Scholarship, 2017 ; Award: Melody Kelly CULD Support Staff Stipend for TLA Conference, 2017

New Member Round Table

Modern Language Association

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Sigma Tau Delta

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