Joseph Askins

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Joe Askins

Librarian III, Head of Instructional Services

Research, Access & Instructional Services (RAIS)

  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • B.J., Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Student Appointments


  • SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, 2019-20
  • Creative Commons for Librarians Certificate, 2021

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • McCain, Edward, Neil Mara, Kara Van Malssen, Dorothy Carner, Bernard Reilly, Kerri Willette, Sandy Schiefer, Joe Askins, and Sarah A. Buchanan. Endangered but Not Too Late: The State of Digital News Preservation. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri; Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, 2021.

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Missouri Library Association
  • Progressive Librarians Guild

Previous Experience

  • Information Literacy Programs Librarian, University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia, SC
  • Research and Instruction Librarian, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR
  • Managing Editor, New Homes Magazine, Chicago, IL
  • News Reporter, The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville and Springdale, AR