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Ginelle Baskin: Profile

Student Success & Open Education Librarian

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Ginelle Baskin
Walker Library, Office 266G


Ginelle Baskin is the Student Success & Open Education Librarian in the User Services department at MTSU's Walker Library. She earned her M.S. in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to working at MTSU, Ginelle worked in the Technical Library at Arnold Engineering Development Complex in Tullahoma, TN and also as an elementary school librarian in Hillsboro, TN. 

Ginelle is also the library liaison to the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Research interests:  library instruction, information literacy, and open educational resources (OER).


Baskin, G. (in press) Introverted instructor: Tackling library instruction when it's out of your comfort zone. In M. Johnson (Ed), Training library instructors, vol 2: a guide for librarians & academic libraries. ACRL Press.

Baskin, G. (2022). Returning to librarianship after being a stay-at-home mom: Challenges, experiences, and lessons. College & Research Libraries News, 83(7), 318-320. doi: 

Baskin, G. (2020). Navigating virtual reference amidst COVID-19:  Tips from a librarian in the trenches. Tennessee Libraries, 70(2). 

Baskin, G. (2007). Best of the Best from Tennessee Cookbook. Tennessee Libraries, 57(3).

Baskin, G. (2005). Apollo’s Struggle: A Performing Arts Odyssey in the Athens of the South, Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Libraries, 55(2), 242. 

Baskin, G. (2005). Insiders’ Guide to Nashville. Tennessee Libraries, 55(4), 46–47.   



Creating Meaningful Connections through an OER Faculty Learning Community: Reflections from a First-Time Facilitator. Northeast OER Summit. (2024)

Realizing You Can't Do It All: Setting Boundaries and Establishing Priorities as a New OER Librarian. Open for Student Success: A Georgia State University Library Symposium. (2024) Recording available here: 

Finding OER for Your Course. MTSU's Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center. (2024) Recording available here: 

Library Partnerships for Student Success: Beginning Efforts of a New Student Success Librarian. LOEX Fall Focus. (2023)

Accessibility in OER Design. MTSU's Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center. (2023) Recording available here:

Tech Tools for Library Instruction: Using Canva, Mentimeter, and Google Jamboard to Engage Students. Kentucky Library Association Library Instruction Round Table Retreat. (2023)

A Deep Dive into Creative Commons:  Understanding Open Licenses. MTSU's Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center. (2023) Recording available here: 

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