Andrea Leonard

Belk Library: Room 255
Bibliographic Services
E-Access and Metadata Librarian
Assistant Professor


  • Master of Appalachian Studies, Culture concentration, Appalachian State University, in progress
  • Master of Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
    Digital Collection Internship: Dr. Charles Goodsell Collection, Digital Library and Archives, Newman Library, 
         Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, Summer & Fall 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in French, Virginia Tech, 1999, Summa Cum Laude, Commonwealth Scholar

Library Responsibilities:

Ensure a seamless and transparent electronic/digital research environment for students and faculty through managing the electronic access to resources, including trouble-shooting and developing preventative maintenance workflows.

Scholarly Interests:

  • Electronic access workflows; metadata and digital management
  • Electronic access troubleshooting and I.T. culture
  • Appalachian Studies Programs and Appalachian Special Collections, building stronger partnerships
  • Technology, globalization, and Appalachia's identity: past, present, and future
  • French culture presence and influence on Appalachia

Service Interests:

  • Digital Humanities projects
  • Peer-reviewing and editing scholarly writing
  • Building bibliographies


Library Science

Johnson, M., Leonard, A. A., & Wiswell, J. (2015). “Deciding to Change OpenURL Link Resolvers.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 27(1):10-25. Available online:

Leonard, A. A. (2012). Conference Report on Rick Anderson’s presentation, “Is the Journal Dead? Possible Futures for Serial Scholarship” in “NASIG 2012 Conference Reports,” NASIG Newsletter 27(3):7. Available online:

Coles, A. A. & Dougherty, W. C. (2009).Hang Together or Hang Separately: Improved Information Services through Communication and Culture.” College & Research Libraries News 70(2): 110-113. Available online:

Appalachian Studies - Social Sciences, Cultural and Social History

Brookshire, L., DelCogliano, N., Freeze, M., Harsha, M., Leonard, A., McRae, D., Means, B., Montgomery, N.J., Pardieu, A., Parlier, A., Schumann, W., Watson, W., and Yerman, F. (2015, Spring). Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale [Review of the book Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale by T. Wilber]. Journal of Appalachian Studies, 21(1), 132-134.

Pollitt, Phoebe and Andrea A. Leonard. "A Caring for Communities in 'The Land of the Sky': Health Care Institutions and Asheville Multiculturalism, 1880s-1920s." The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians 22 (2014) : 1-31.
(Winner of the North Carolina Association of Historians 2014 Brewster Award)