Rebecca Seipp

Rebecca Seipp

One of the reasons I love the liberal arts (and Hollins) is because there’s an emphasis on learning across boundaries to create meaning. Professionally, this means that I work with colleagues across campus in a lot of different contexts to further our educational mission. As a librarian, my main role is to support the humanities and history departments through research instruction and research appointments, & by curating our collection to support our curriculum. This manifests in expected ways: ordering books and answering research questions; and in less-expected ways: teaching a class on the iterative nature of research or researching pedagogy. In addition to my library responsibilities, I do my best to be a productive member of the campus community through committee work and campus activities.

If you are a student, I’d love to help you with your research at any stage. Schedule an appointment with me at:

Areas of Expertise

  • Assists students with research in the following majors:
  • Children's Literature
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

Courses Taught

  • SEM 1216: An Introduction to Sustained Dialogue


  • M.S.I.S., The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Southwestern University

Publications & Articles

  • Seipp, Rebecca. "Literary Trail Mix: The Library Hike" in The Outreach Cookbook. Association of College & Research Libraries: 2019. Forthcoming.


  • Co-chair of The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) conference; creator of the TILC Travel Grant to help people from underrepresented and/or marginalized group attend the conference.

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning in libraries
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Contemplative practices in higher education