Brenna Helmstutler

Librarian for the School of Information Studies


Research output per year

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Brenna is the subject librarian for the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University. In this role, she works with the iSchool faculty, students, and staff. Activity includes specialized face-to-face and online instruction, collection development, research consultations, and outreach & engagement. Prior to joining SU Libraries, she worked at Georgia State University for 13.5 years. During this time, she was a subject librarian for disciplines including Education and Nursing, and supervised subject librarians within Education, Health, and Sciences.

Her research interests include scholarly impact, distance librarianship, and iSchool librarianship.


Library & Information Studies, MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Aug 2002Dec 2003

Award Date: Dec 20 2003

Counseling, MS, Radford University

Aug 1991May 1993

Award Date: May 19 2003

Psychology, BS, Wingate College (now University)

Aug 1986May 1990

Award Date: May 15 1990

External positions

Subject Librarian/Middle Manager, Georgia State University

Feb 23 2004Sep 22 2017

Research Interests

  • distance librarianship
  • scholarly impact
  • iSchool librarianship

Research Output

Now you're a manager: quick and practical strategies for new mid-level managers in academic libraries

Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017, 86 p. (ACRL cookbook series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Implementing a Scholarly Impact Program for Faculty and Graduate Students

Helmstutler, B., Oct 31 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

Review of the book Practical Tips for Facilitating Research by Moira J. Bent

Helmstutler, B., 2016, College and Research Libraries, 77, 6, p. 807 809 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Liaison Services

Helmstutler, B., 2006, New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition. Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


  • 8 Membership of committee
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Other

Research Metrics Challenge Task Force (Event)

Brenna Helmstutler (Chair)

Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

iSchool Cluster Hire Search Committee (Event)

Brenna Helmstutler (Member)

Oct 14 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Programming Committee, ENY/ACRL

Brenna Helmstutler (Participant)

2018 → …

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Information Literacy Workshop Series

Brenna Helmstutler (Participant)

May 2018Aug 2018

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course