Michelle Twait

Alumni and Faculty

Professor in Library

Michelle Twait has been a librarian and faculty member at Gustavus since 2000. She provides reference assistance and library instruction; builds the collection in several areas (with particular responsibility for the reference collection); and participates in the shared management of the library.


For more information about my work, please email me.

"Threshold Concepts through the Eyes of Faculty," a poster session presented with Barbara Fister at the National Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2015.

"Peer Reference Tutoring," in D. Tyckoson & J. Dove (Eds.), Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2014: 199-206.

"Creating a mentoring community in an undergraduate library," with Anna Hulseberg and Jeff Jenson in Librarians as Mentors in Librarianship for Adults and Students. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012: 3-12.

"Undergraduate Students’ Source Selection Criteria: A Qualitative Study," Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31.6 (November 2005): 567-573.


B.A. in History, Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S. in Library Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FTS-100 FTS:Happiness 4 2019/FA, 2017/FA, 2015/FA, and 2012/FA
NDL-102 Library As Place 1 2008/JN
NDL-124 Voc & Info Professions 1 2006/JN
S/A-268 Career Exploration 1 2006/JN
NDL-268 Career Exploration 1 2006/JN