Frances Devlin, MLS

University Libraries - University Libraries
Librarian for French, Italian, German, and European Studies
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 519
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Watson Library

As Librarian for French, Italian, German, and European Studies, I provide research and instructional support and manage the library collections in these subject areas. My degrees are: B.A. (Honors) French Language & Literature (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON) and Master of Library Science (Western University, London, ON).


MLS, Library Science, University of Western Ontario

B.A., French Language and Literature, Wilfrid Laurier University


I provide instruction in library and research skills for French, Italian, German, and European Studies.

Research Interests

  • Information literacy
  • Digital humanities, user services


 MLS, University of Western Ontario; B.A. (Honors) French Language & Literature, Wilfrid Laurier University



Selected Publications

Devlin, Frances and E. Bruce Hayes. “A Faculty/Librarian Collaboration to Restructure a Graduate Research Methods Class for French Literature Students.” The French Review. 89.2 (December 2015): 146-163. []

Rosenblum, Brian, Frances Devlin, Tami Albin, and Wade Garrison. “Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Librarians Teaching Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” In Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists. Laura Braunstein, Liorah Golomb, and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, eds. 2015. 151-175. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. [

Devlin, Frances and John Stratton. “Evolving Models of Reference Staffing at the University of Kansas Libraries.” Research Library Issues: A Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 282, 2013. []

Currie, Lea, Frances A. Devlin, Judith Emde, and Kathryn Graves. “Undergraduate Search Strategies and Evaluation Criteria: Searching for Credible Sources.” New Library World 111.3-4 (April 2010): 113-124. []

Devlin, Frances A., Lea Currie, and John Stratton. “Successful Approaches to Teaching through Chat.” New Library World 109.5-6 (May 2008): 223-234. []

Burich, Nancy J., Anne Marie Casey, Frances A. Devlin, and Lana Ivanitskaya. “Project Management and Institutional Collaboration in Libraries.” Technical Services Quarterly 24.1 (2006): 17-36. 

Devlin, Frances A., Nancy J. Burich, Marcia G. Stockham, Terri Pedersen Summey, and Elizabeth C. Turtle. “Getting Beyond Institutional Cultures: When Rivals Collaborate.” Journal of Library Administration 45.1-2 (2006): 149-168.

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