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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Monika Antonelli

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Monika Antonelli

Assistant Professor Reference/Instruction Librarian
Voice: (507) 389-2507 Fax: (507) 389-


I serve as a Reference/Instruction Librarian in the Memorial Library and enjoy working with MSU students, faculty and staff. The reference and instruction services I provide include:

  • Scheduled reference desk hours
  • Appointments for individual assistance
  • Library orientation and tours
  • Library instruction services
  • Research consultation

I am also responsible for collection development for the following areas:

  • Academic departments: English, ESL, Humanities and Speech departments
  • Reference collection: Arts and Humanities

If you need assistance students, faculty and staff can contact me by email or call me at (507)389-2507.


MS Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 1992    

MS Drama, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas 1988

BA Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1982

Continuing Education

The RADA Summer School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, United Kingdom, 2002


Permaculture Consultant 2005


Reference/Instruction Librarian
MinnesotaState University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
2007 - present

Reference Librarian
University of North Texas(previously North Texas State University)
Denton, Texas
1992 – 2007

Selected Committee Assignments:

  • PLG Coordinating Committee, 2002-present
  • ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2001-2004, 2005-present
  • ALA Council Resolutions Committee, 2002-2004, 2005-2007: Chair 2002-2004, 2006-2007
  • ALA Committee on Legislation / Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Technology, 2002-2004
  • ALA Special Presidential Committee on the Membership Meeting Quorum, 2001- 2002

Professional Memberships:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Progressive Librarian Guild (PLG)
  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA)

Selected Publications

Scholarly Articles

Antonelli, Monika, Jeff Kempe, and Greg Sidberry. "And Now for Something Completely Different ... Theatrical Techniques for Library Instruction." Research Strategies 17 (October 2000): 177-185.

Antonelli, Monika. "Saddle Up for Reading." Journal of Youth Services in Libraries 10 (Spring 1997): 253-263.

Newsletter Article

Antonelli, Monika. "The North Texas Peak Oil Challenge." The Denton Scramble 7 (March 2006): 4-6.

Conference Proceeding

Antonelli, Monika and Martha Tarlton "Real-Time Virtual Reference at the University of North Texas." In proceedings of the 2000 conference for the Consortium of College and University Media Centers, October 19-23, 2000.

Book Chapter

Antonelli, Monika and Martha Tarlton. "The University of North Texas Libraries' Online Reference Help Desk." In Digital Reference in the New Millennium: Planning, Management, and Evaluation, edited by R. David Lankes, John W. Collins III, and Abby S. Kasowitz. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.


Antonelli, Monika. Website review of Horse Breeds of the World , by International Museum of the Horse. Choice 37 (June 2000): 1792.

Antonelli, Monika. Review of Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, by New Horizons Equine Education Center. Choice 36 (December 1998): 667.

Antonelli, Monika. Review of Horsewords: The Equine Dictionary, by Maria Ann Balkan. Choice 35 (June 1998): 1682.

Antonelli, Monika. Website review of ELAC theatre arts (, by East Los Angles College Theatre Arts. Choice 35 (April 1998): 1384.

Antonelli, Monika. Review of American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1930-1969, by Gerald Bordman. Choice 34 (July/August 1997): 1776.

Antonelli, Monika. Review of Theatrical Design in the Twentieth Century: An Index to Photographic Reproductions of Scenic Designs, by Patrick W. Atkinson. Choice 34 (December 1996): 585.

Antonelli, Monika. Review of An Annotated Dictionary of Technical, Historical, and Stylistic Terms Relating to the Theatre and Drama: A Handbook of Dramaturgy, by Kerry R. White. Choice 33 (April 1996): 1294-1294.


Green Libraries


Antonelli, Monika and Beth Thomsett-Scott. "MarketingChat @ YourLibrary: If You Build It, Will They Come?" presented at the RUSA / MARS 2003 Preconference, ALA Digital Reference @ Your Library II: Directions and Opportunities Poster Session.

Antonelli, Monika and Martha Tarlton. "Good, Fast, and Cheap: Chatroom Reference," Amigos Member Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 1, 2002.

Antonelli, Monika and Martha Tarlton. "Can We Chat?" Texas Library Association, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 30, 2001.

Antonelli, Monika. "Teaching as Performance." Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois. July 9, 2000.

Antonelli, Monika. "Virtual Reference Service at the University of North Texas." Second General Session, Louisiana Library Association, Annual Conference, Alexandria, Louisiana, March 16, 2000.

Antonelli, Monika. "The Use of Chat Software in Online Reference Assistance." RUSA/MOUSS/Performance Issues for Reference and Information Services Discussion Group, American Library Association, Midwinter Conference, San Antonio, Texas. January 15, 2000.

Antonelli, Monika. "Online Reference Help Desk." Reference in the New Millennium, The VRD 1999 Annual Digital Reference Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, October 14, 1999.

Antonelli, Monika. "You Can't Teach a Thing if You Don't Have the Zing: Putting the Zing Back into Library Instruction." Oregon Library Association, Annual Conference, Seaside, Oregon, April 1, 1999.

Antonelli, Monika. "Theatrical Techniques for Library Instruction." Texas Library Association, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 3, 1998.



"Aesthetics of the Theatre Throughout the World" THEA1340, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Fall 2002

Professional Workshop

"Computer Application and Internet Training for Librarians," Kano State Library, Kano, Nigeria, July 8 – July 11, 2003.

Creative Activities

Voice Actor

Dragon Ball Z. Animated nationally syndicated television program. Characters: Puar and Chiao-Tzu

Dragon Ball. Animated nationally syndicated television program. Characters: Puar and Chiao-Tzu

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure. Animated movie. Characters: Puar and Chiao-Tzu.

Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle. Animated movie. Characters: Launch 2 and Puar.

Personal Interview

Nichols, Kendra. The Secret Life of a Librarian. Chronicle of Higher Education; 50 (July 23, 2004): A6.