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Cindy Welch

Cindy Welch

Clinical Professor; Coordinator of Youth Services

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Name Pronunciation:
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  • PhD, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
  • MSLS, University of Kentucky
  • MS, Morehead State University
  • BBA, University of Kentucky


  • School (PreK-12) Librarianship
  • Youth Services
  • Public Librarianship
  • U.S. Library History

Courses taught:

  • INSC 571 Children's Literature
  • INSC 576 Storytelling
  • INSC 560 Collection Development & Management
  • INSC 595/6 Practicum in School Libraries
  • INSC 551 School Library Media Centers
  • INSC 583 Youth Informatics

My favorite thing about working at SIS is…”

Being able to do what I love (teaching) for some wonderful people (students) while being surrounded by talented colleagues!

Professional memberships:

  • Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL)
  • Tennessee Library Association (TLA)
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Select Publications:

  • Welch, C. (2012). What and How We Teach Now: A Survey of Youth Services Faculty.Welch, C. (2011). Journal of Library & Information Science Education (JELIS) 54(3), July 2013; 220-234.
  • Children’s Stories Through the Air: Librarian-Broadcasters, 1922-1941. Library Quarterly 82(2); 141-160.
  • Welch, C. (2008). Librarians of the Airwaves: Reading in the Ether. In M. Keith (ed) Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life; 287-297. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
  • Welch, C. (2010). Making Connections: YAAN as a Paper Blog? In the Library With a Lead Pipe, April 14, 2010, online at; 5 pages. Invited article.