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Shelley Carr

Short Profile

Resource Sharing Coordinator

About Me

I was born in the suburbs of San Jose, but have lived all over the state of California. I’ve been living in the greater bay area for the past 13 years. I came to Oakland to attend the California College of the Arts, and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in individualized studies (focused on painting, textiles, and design). I also hold a Master’s of Arts in Curatorial Practice from CCA, and I am nearly finished with my Masters of Library and Information Science from San José State University (final semester!). Professionally, I am interested in issues of academic librarianship, open access, accessibility, resource sharing, outreach, reference, and archives.


I started working for the University of San Francisco in March of 2018, after working at the California Institute for Integral Studies and California College of the Arts. I’ve also worked as a graphic designer, baker, program manager, independent contemporary art curator, researcher, art writer, and more. As the resource sharing coordinator, I’m hoping to help increase usage of Interlibrary loan (ILL) by our patrons, and support a better understanding of resource sharing by the USF community. For any difficult-to-source books or articles, I'm here to help!


My interests include cooking, reading multiple books at once, listening to podcasts, and visiting museums. I’ve spent most of my life studying art, (especially art by women) but I also really enjoy learning about the natural sciences, including marine biology, zoology, botany, history of science, and nature conservation. I also am working on a research project studying female scientists working in Antarctica.