Professional Bio

Education
  • M.L.I.S., Dominican University, 1997
  • B.A., Psychology, DePaul University, 1993

Erin joined the Regis library faculty as a distance learning librarian in 2003, later served as the digital systems librarian, and became Electronic Services Librarian in 2011. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction, interactive media, and assessment. She has experience in web-based library services, system administration, distance learning, and reference and instruction. Erin was a participant in the Library Leadership Institute at Snowbird (2000) and in the Academic Management Institute, Colorado Network of Women Leaders (2010-2011). Professional activities include the Association of College and Research Libraries and the AJCU Virtual Reference Project.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Leonard, E. & McCaffrey, E. (Eds.). (2014). Virtually Embedded: the Librarian in an Online Environment. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Leonard, E. & McCaffrey, E. (2014). MOOCs: Getting involved. In E. Leonard & E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually Embedded: the Librarian in an Online Environment. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 173-181.

Garnar, M. & McCaffrey, E. (2013). “Generations at Work: What We Can Learn from Each Other.” In Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries: The Early Twenty-First Century. Ed. by K. Blessinger & P. Hrycaj. Cambridge UK: Chandos Press, 277-290.

McCaffrey, E. (2013). “Family” in Magazines for Libraries. Ed. by Cheryl LaGuardia. 21st ed. New Providence, NJ: Bowker.

McCaffrey, E., Parscal, T. & Riedel, T. (2006). “The Faculty-Library Connection: An Online Workshop.” Journal of Library Administration 45 (1/2): 279 - 300.

Select presentations:

Calkins, K., Kvenild, C., Leonard, E., & McCaffrey, E. “Embedded Librarianship: The State of the Art.” Association of College and Research Libraries webcast, March 26, 2014.

McCaffrey, E. & Riedel, T. Poster session: “Leading From the Middle: Collaborative Development of an Academic Integrity Tutorial.” Association of College and Research Libraries conference, April 12, 2013.

McCaffrey, E. & Johnson, D. Poster session: “Hosted Server Migration: Do’s, Don’ts and ‘Aha!’ Moments.” Innovative Users Group 20th Annual Conference, April 16, 2012.

McCaffrey, E. “Program Review for Academic Libraries.” Association of College and Research Libraries webcast, April 14,2009.

Betty, P. & McCaffrey, E. Presenter: “Bring It On Home! Creating Custom Search Plug-Ins for Your Library.” Association of College and Research Libraries workshop, American Library Association Midwinter meeting, January 23, 2009.

Subject Specialty

Education/M.Ed./Children's Literature

Psychology and Counseling