• Samford University, Birmingham, AL
    Master of Science in Education in Instructional Design and Technology
    December 2017

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    Master of Science in Library and Information Science
    December 2000

  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing
    May 1998


  • University Library, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
    Librarian, Metadata Librarian for Serials and Electronic Resources
    June 2005 - Present

  • University Library, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
    Assistant Librarian, Reference/Instruction Librarian
    January 2003 - May 2005

  • Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
    Assistant Professor, Instruction Services/Distance Education Librarian
    January 2001 - January 2003

Selected Publications

  • Ashmore, Beth, Sara E. Morris, and Laureen Cantwell. "From Scraps to Reams to Handheld Screens: an update on printing services in academic libraries" College & Undergraduate Libraries. 23.1 (2016): 28-43. DOI:10.1080/10691316.2014.946168(peer-reviewed article)

  • Ashmore, Beth, Emily K. Allee, and Rebekah Wood. "Identifying and Troubleshooting Link-Resolution Issues with ILL Data." Serials Review 41.1 (2015): 23-29. DOI: 10.1080/00987913.2014.1001506 (peer-reviewed article)

  • Ashmore, Beth, Jill E. Grogg, and Jeff Weddle, The Librarian's Guide to Negotiation. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, 2012. (book)

  • Ashmore, Beth and Jaro Szurek. "Partnering with the Patron." Making the transition from paper to electronic journals and resources. eds. Maria Collins and Patrick L. Carr. New York: Routledge: 2008. (invited book chapter)

  • Ashmore, Beth and Lisa A. McNeal. "Creating a Library Resources Tool for WebCT." Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 13. 2-3 (2008): 197-207. DOI: 10.1080/10875300802103858 (peer-reviewed article)

  • Ashmore, Beth and Jill Grogg. "Library Virtual Tours: A Case Study." Research Strategies. 20.1 (2004): 77-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.resstr.2005.10.003 (peer-reviewed article)

  • Ashmore, Beth and Sara E. Morris. "From Scraps to Reams: Printing Services in Academic Libraries." College and Research Libraries 63.4 (July 2002): 342-352. DOI: 10.5860/crl.63.4.342 (peer-reviewed article)

  • Ashmore, Beth. "Up a Creek? Here's a Paddle: An annotated bibliography of recent resources for new or occasional library instructors." Community and Junior College Libraries 11.1 (2002): 45-56. DOI: 10.1300/j107v11n01_05 (peer-reviewed article)

Selected Presentations

Professional Service

Applications & Coding:

  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Google Drive
  • Qualtrics
  • Audacity
  • MARCedit
  • III Sierra and Millenium
  • OCLC Connexion and WorldShare
  • EBSCO Full-Text Finder
  • HTML & CSS
  • XML (MARC, Dublin Core, EAD)


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