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Library & Academic Technology

Marianne Sade

Research / Information Literacy Librarian



Marianne has been a member of the Library and Academic Technology (LAT) team and faculty since 2015. As an Information Literacy Librarian, she coordinates the research education program and also serves as a Research Librarian in the Public Services Department. She teaches research techniques to students, partnering with faculty to enhance research instructions; co-creates online library learning materials, and develops information literacy assessment.

In her spare time Marianne creates with collage in her own studio practice. She has written and illustrated a children’s book and is an Art-O-Mat artist.

Areas of Expertise

Teaching students how to become confident and competent researchers during their college years and beyond.

Helping students and faculty find the information they need when they need it.

Research Interests

First-year at risk students and helping them get to the research starting line.

Artists as researchers.

Opportunities for Student Involvement

One-to-one research support as well as classroom level instruction is encouraged.


  • M.S., Information and Library Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA., Liberal Arts, English, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Sigma Tau DeltaMagna Cum Laude
  • Certificate in Three-Dimensional Fine Arts, (for-credit degree program) Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA), Baltimore, MD

Recent Published Works

  • Yost, Elizabeth, and Marianne L. Sade. “Research as Inquiry” in Framing Health Care Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for Health Sciences. Roman and Littlefield. September 2019, pp. 75-82.
  • Sade, Marianne Laino. “Lee Krasner.” Library Journal, (31, July 2019).
  • Barbera, Jessica M., Samantha S. Martin, and Marianne L. Sade. “Five Space Stations Use the Framework to Launch At-Risk, First-Year Students into Information Literacy Orbit.” 46th Annual LOEX Conference, New Frontiers: Exploring and Innovating in Uncharted Territory, Houston, TX, May 2018.

Courses Taught

Information Literacy: Art of Work/Work of Art Learning Community IDIS 110 LC 2, University of Baltimore 

Campus Involvement

She is Librarian Liaison to the Division of Social Sciences and serves on the Curriculum Committee.