As the Coordinator of Library Instruction, Anne Hays provides reference instruction, formal instruction sessions for classes in a variety of disciplines, and teaches a section of LIB501: Beyond Google: Research for College Success. They are the library liaison for Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program and the Department of Performing & Creative Arts.

Professor Hays holds Master’s Degrees in both library science and creative writing. Their research interests explore the intersection between identity politics and print/media culture—including open access, blogging, artists’ books, and zine culture. Their current research investigates how libraries support marginalized communities and provide access points for scholars to locate their own identity-specific cultural heritage in an academic sphere. Additionally, Anne Hays is the founding editor of Storyscape Journal, a literary and arts journal:


BA, Smith College

MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

MLIS, Queens College, CUNY

Scholarship / Publications

  • Hays, A., 2020. A citation analysis about scholarship on zines. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1), p.eP2341.
  • Hays, A. (2019) A question of space: Surveying student usage of lgbtq resources in the lgbtq student center library and the campus library. New Review of Academic Librarianship. 25(1).
  • Brandle, S., Katz, S., Hays, A., Beth, A., Cooney, C., DiSanto, J., Miles, L., & Morrison, A. (2019). But what do the students think: Results of the CUNY cross-campus zero-textbook cost student survey. Open Praxis, 11(1), 85-101.
  • Hays, A. (2018) Zine authors' attitudes about inclusion in public and academic library collections: A survey-based study. The Library Quarterly. 88(1), 60-78.
  • Garvey, M., Hays, A., & Stempler, A. (2017). A Collaborative Intervention: Measuring the Impact of a Flipped Classroom Approach on Library One-shots for the Composition Classroom. Collaborative Librarianship, 9(4), 259-280.
  • Hays, A. (2017) Reading the margins: Embedded personal narratives in feminist personal zines. Journal of Popular Culture. 50(1), 86-108.