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Susan Beck

Susan Beck
Reference and Research Services

Contact Info
(575) 646-2869

Expertise: Art, Copyright, Creative Media and Filmmaking, Data Management, Engineering, Music, Theater Arts, Art History, Legal research


Scholarly Communications/OER Librarian
Reference and Research Services

Research Interests

  • Copyright issues in higher education and academic libraries
  • Creative Commons licensing
  • Evaluation of information
  • Qualitative Methods in library research

Important Committees

  • Faculty Senator, 2017-22, 2023-Present
  • Vice-Chair, Faculty Senate, 2020-21
  • Chair, Faculty Senate Curriculum and Programming Committee, 2021-22
  • Chair, Team 4, HLC Accreditation Group, 2020-22
  • Co-chair, University Program Approval Committee, 2020-22
  • WICHE Interstate Passport Facilitator for New Mexico, 2019-Present

Publications & Conference Presentations (selected)

  • Beck, Susan E. and Norice Lee. 2022. “Copyright Buddies: Cultivating Teamwork to Support Our Copyright Journey." Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 5, 1. 
  • Beck, Susan E.  2018. “Mapping the Copyright Constellation: Charting Campus Partners to Create Copyright Instruction Your Students Will Care About.” Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 2, 1
  • Beck, Susan E. 2018. “New and Notable in Copyright Law. Presented by Nathaniel Edwards, counsel, Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, and Christie.” Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship, 2, 1
  • Beck, Susan E. 2017. “Finding a Win-Win in Service Delivery Through Examining ILL Cancellations.” Northwest InterLibrary Loan Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 10, 2017. 
  • Beck Susan E. and Mary Covarrubias Chavarria. 2013. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way in Information Desk Training: What We Learned from Ref Analytics Implementation and Use.” Access Services Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8, 2013. 
  • Beck, Susan E. and Kate Manuel. 2007. Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals. New York: Neal-Schuman. 

Brief Bio

Since joining NMSU in 1997 I have held several department head and library faculty positions. Before that I was a Reference Librarian at Del Mar College Library in Corpus Christi, TX and also at North Seattle Community College Library. I have held librarian positions at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, City University of Seattle, and the University of Illinois. I have an MA in Linguistics from Ohio University and an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois.