Library Faculty/Staff profile for tstitz

Tammy Stitz

Engineering Librarian
Sciences and Technology Team; Learning, Research and Engagement


  • Kent State University, Kent, OH – MLIS, 2005
  • The University of Akron, Akron, OH – MS in Electrical Engineering, 2003
    •   Thesis: "Convergence of the Singular Value Based Model Order Reduction Algorithm"
  • The University of Akron, Akron, OH – BS in Electrical Engineering, 1995


I became the Engineering Librarian for George Mason University in summer 2022. Previously, I was the Engineering Librarian at the University of Akron (UA) in Ohio for 15 years. In addition to my years as a librarian, I was a student there having earned a BS and a MS in Electrical Engineering.

My research interests include engineering student information seeking behavior, library instruction best practices, use of LaTeX in academia, and web accessibility.

What I do at Mason Libraries

I am the subject liaison for the Volgeneau College of Engineering including bioengineering; civil, environmental, infrastructure engineering; cyber security engineering; electrical and computer engineering; mechanical engineering; systems engineering and operations research; data analytics engineering; and the programs therein.

Some things that I do are as follows.

Provide Instructional support by

  • tailoring library instructional sessions to an assignment in
    • virtual (via Zoom or an online module) or
    • in-person; and
  • collaborating in creating materials to use in assignments.

I help faculty and students by

  • providing research consultations and
  • answering reference questions.

I purchase library materials with available funding and I take purchase and library resource trial requests.

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Stitz, Tammy, and Shelley Blundell. “Evaluating the Accessibility of Online Library Guides at an Academic Library.” Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, v. 8, no. 1 (2018): 33-79.

Stitz, Tammy. “Improving Engagement by Creating a Peer Environment.” Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, v. 5, no. 1 (2013): 15-24.

Laster, Shari, Tammy Stitz, Frank J. Bove, and Casey Wise. “Transitioning from Marketing-Oriented Design to User-Oriented Design: A case study.” Journal of Web Librarianship, v. 5, no. 4 (2011): 299-321.

Stitz, Tammy, Shari Laster, Frank J. Bove, and Casey Wise. “A Path to Providing User-Centered Subject Guides.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly, v. 16, no. 4 (2011): 183-198.

Stitz, Tammy. “Learning from Personal Experience What’s Needed in Information Literacy Outreach: An Engineering Student Returns to her Alma Mater as an Engineering Librarian.” Science & Technology Libraries, v. 29, no. 3 (2010): 189-199.

Book Chapter

Stitz, Tammy. “Training STEM Students in LaTeX.” In Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students, 197-210. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2018.


“Tools to detect PDF Accessibility Problems.” Towson University Conference for Academic Libraries (Towson, MD, 2023). Poster presentation.

Rider Bennett, Sara, Natalie Marin, Tammy Stitz, and Vernée Hemphill. “Accessibility in a Remote World.” National College Testing Association (Virtual Conference, 2021). Presentation.

Stitz, Tammy and Marilia Antúnez. “Widening Tailored Research Workshops for Honors Students.” Ohio Private Academic Libraries-PALNI Conference, Take the Stage! Acting with Agency: Coordinating, Preparing, Doing (Virtual Conference, 2020). Presentation.

“Making your PDFs universally accessible.” Code4Lib Midwest Meeting (Oxford, OH, 2018). Presentation. Blundell, Shelley and Tammy Stitz.

“Accessibility in the archives: Are your online materials compliant”? Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting (Columbus, OH, 2017). Presentation.

“Improving Engagement by Creating a Peer Environment.” Ubiquitous Learning Conference (Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2012). Presentation.

“Using a Database to Increase Efficiency in Weeding Decisions.” Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference (Columbus, OH, 2010). Poster presentation.

Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library
Schedule Appointment:
With Tammy at Fairfax