AboutBrea (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.
EducationTexas 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.
PublicationsWhile Ms. Henson has not published, she has extensive experience working as an editor for literary magazines and journals.
MembershipsAmerican 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
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