Professional Bio

  • M. L. S., Emporia State University, 2009
  • B.A., History and English Adams State College, 2006

Paul joined the Regis library faculty in 2013 as a reference librarian.

Paul obtained his library science degree from a distance education program offered through Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Paul traveled to Denver to attend weekend intensive classes. During this time, Paul met other individuals with the similar goals and interests. From this experience and working in academic libraries, Paul appreciates the value and impact librarians have on their communities.

During his time at Regis University, Paul has adopted the business liaison duties including Business Administration, School of Management and Organizational Leadership, and Nonprofit Management. Paul is an active and contributing member of the university faculty and the professional library community. Paul is the current President of the Colorado Academic Libraries Association.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Verplaetse, A., Mascarenas, P. & O’Neill, K. (2016). Zen and the art of disaster planning: Collaboration challenges in library disaster plan design and execution. In Decker, E. N., & Townes, J. A. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Retrieved from

Mascareñas, P. (2015). “Humor” in Magazines for Libraries. Ed. by Cheryl LaGuardia. 24th ed. New Providence, NJ: Bowker.

Avery, B., Brodak, E., Fronmueller, J., Huling, N., Mascareñas, P. M., McCaffrey, E., Owens, S., & Sobel K. (2012). Virtual reference: Variations on a theme in academic libraries. In Marie L. Radford (Ed.), Leading the reference renaissance: Today’s ideas for tomorrow’s cutting-edge services (pp. 181-194). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

Johnson, K., Farrell, P., Laughlin, K., Mascareñas, P. M., & Sieving, A. (2012). Collaborative virtual reference really does work, but it takes a tribe. In Marie L. Radford (Ed.), Leading the reference renaissance: Today’s ideas for tomorrow’s cutting-edge services (pp. 227-240). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

Mascareñas, P. & Andrade, B. (2008). Closing the gap in rural technology: The Mobile Learning Center & Laptop Loan Program. Colorado Libraries, 34(3), 9-14.

Select presentations:

Distance Learning & Academic Libraries presentation. Paul Mascareñas at Colorado Academic Libraries Association (CoALA) Spring Regional Workshop 2013 in Gunnison, CO.

San Luis Valley Digitization Project presentation. Paul Mascareñas at Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops 2010 in Grand Junction, CO, & Pueblo, CO.

What You Should Know About Web 2.0. Paul Mascareñas, Mark Schoenecker, & Nancy Trimm at Faculty Lecture Series, 2009 in Alamosa, Co., Adams State College.