Elia Marie Trucks

Associate Professor and User Experience & Student Outreach Librarian

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What I do

My role at the library includes planning academic and recreational events at the library for students; marketing and communication of library services and resources; and managing the library's social media presence.


Information Literacy

Professional Biography

Elia Trucks is the User Experience and Student Outreach Librarian at the University of Denver. She attended Florida State University for Bachelor of Arts in Art History and her Master of Library and Information Science. Her research interests include early career librarianship, feminist pedagogy in the library, and social justice.


During my first year at DU, I have been exploring different areas and topics for my research. I am currently working on a project about early career librarian, focusing on their experiences with and sentiment towards leadership and management, and I would like to help develop future librarians in these areas. Other areas of research focus on design thinking and feminist pedagogy, academic library outreach, and social media engagement.

Areas of Research

Early Career Librarianship
Social Media Engagement
Academic Library Outreach
Design thinking

Featured Publications

Trucks, E. M. (2018). Introduction. In P. Keeran & C. Forbes (Eds.), Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration (p. ix-xiv). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


Elzi, E. N., & Trucks, E. M. (2018). Designing Women: Design Thinking Meets Feminist Pedagogy in the Library. American Libraries Association (ALA) Annual. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Trucks, E. M., Thomas, C., & Kouns, H. (2018). New Kids on the Block: Early Career Librarianship, Leadership, and Management. The Collective Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee: The Library Collective.
Trucks, E. M., Thomas, C., & Kouns, H. (2018). New Librarians on the Block: Early Career Librarianship, Management, and Leadership. American Library Association (ALA) Annual. New Orleans, Louisiana: ALA.