Irene McGarrity is an Assistant Professor in the Mason Library and the coordinator of the first-year writing program at Keene State College. She holds an MA in English Literature, an MSIS in Information Studies, and an MFA in Creative Writing. Irene has presented regionally at NE/ACRL, NELIG, and NERCOMP, and nationally at LOEX and The Teaching Professor Conference. Her publications range from sardonic flash fiction pieces to book chapters on agency and metacognition in students. Her professional interests include contemporary academic librarianship, innovative pedagogical practices, information policy, and postmodern literature.