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Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. (Library and Information Science, Minor: Media Studies) Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • M.L.I.S., University of Illinois
  • B.A. (German Studies), Vassar College

Professional Experience

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, School of Communication, Information & Media
    Studies (SC&I)
    • Coordinator and Assistant Instructor, Digital Communication, Information, and Media Studies Minor.
    • Instructor: Capstone Course in DCIM (Fall 2011), The Structure of Information (Fall 2011), and Leadership in Digital Contexts (Spring 2011)
  • Carole Barham Scholar at The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL).
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (SC&I)
    • TA and Instructor: Digital Libraries, (MLIS Program) and Gender & Technology (ITI Undergraduate Program)
    • TA: Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach (ITI Undergraduate Program)
  • Long Hill Township Library, NJ
    • Children’s Librarian
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Martens, M. (2011). Issues of Access and Usability in Designing Digital Libraries for Children. Library and Information Science Research. (Accepted with revisions by Library and Information Science Research).
  • Martens, M. (2011). The Librarian Lion: Constructing children’s literature through connections, capital, and criticism. (Accepted with revisions from The Journal of Education in Library and Information Science).
  • Martens, M. (2011). Transmedia teens: Affect, immaterial labor, and user-generated content. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 17(1), 49-68.

Book Chapter

  • Martens, M. (2010). Consumed by Twilight: The commodification of young adult literature. In M. Click, J. Stevens Aubrey, and L. Behm-Morawitz (Eds.) Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the vampire franchise. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Other Publications

  • Martens, M. (2011). Anne Carroll Moore: Grande Dame of children’s literature. Library Media Connection, 29(7).
  • Martens, M. (2011). Special collections: A pre-conference tour of the de Grummond Collection in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children.
  • Martens, M. (2010). Touring the Children’s Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, Winter 2010, 8(3), p. 51-52.
  • Martens, M. (2010). Library History Seminar XII: A Problematic Delight. American Library Association Library History Roundtable Newsletter. Fall 2010.
  • Martens, M. (2009). The SHARP Conference Toronto. SHARPNews 18(4), 2.
  • Martens, M. (2009). Mixing it Up: A recap of the USBBY/YALSA panel from ALA Annual in Chicago. United States Board on Books for Young People Newsletter 34(2), 10.

Fellowships and Awards

  • Member, Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society
  • ALISE/LMC 2011 Paper Award: The Librarian Lion: Constructing Children's Literature Through Connections, Capital, and Criticism (1910-1941). $1,000.
  • Carole Barham Scholar, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), Rutgers University (Spring 2009-Present)
  • Rutgers University: Library and Information Science “Teaching Assistant of the Year” Award (Spring 2009)
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Alice Lohrer Award for Literature and Library Services to Youth (Spring 2006)
Research Areas
  • Publishing for young readers, genre construction and the commodification of books, international children’s literature, and transnational publishing
  • Youth services librarianship, reviews, awards, the literary canon and arbiters of taste
  • Children’s information seeking behavior
  • Gendered professions within publishing and librarianship for young readers
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC)
  • Young Adult Services Association (YALSA)
  • Library History Round Table (LHRT)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education, (ALISE)
  • Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries, (CISSL)
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
Marianne Martens, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
Phone: 330-672-2782
Fax: 330-672-7965
Fall 2014
  • LIS 60092 - 043 Culmin Exper Internship In Lis
  • LIS 60629 - 001 Lib Mat Serv Children
  • LIS 61095 - 003 St : Youth Lit In Digital Realm
Spring 2015
  • LIS 60627 - 001 Study Childrens Picturebooks
  • LIS 60629 - 001 Lib Mat Serv Children