Dr. Michelle A. Reale

Professor, Library

Landman Library 1 (215) 572-2139 By appointment

About Me

I am a  proud alumna of both Beaver College and  Arcadia University.  My official title is  Professor,  Access Services and Outreach librarian.  A doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as  three Master's degrees in English (MA), Library Science (MSLS)and Creative Writing (poetry) (MFA) respectively.  I am the author of six books in my field of Librarianship and working on my seventh.   I am an authoethnographer and  ethnographer  who is interested in reflective practice, communities of practice, narrative inheritance, information literacy, Italian-American culture and many other topics that I do scholarly work in , around and on. I am the editor of two literary magazines OVUNQUE SIAMO: New Italian-American Writing and Red Fern Review.   As well, I am the author of several collections of poetry and collaborative collections.   I am fully to committed to student learning and collaboration with my colleagues both in the library and campus at large.


"I know how to write forever. I don't think I could have happily stayed here in the world if I did not have a way of thinking about it, which is what writing is for me. It's control. Nobody tells me what to do. It's mine, it''s free, and it's a way of thinking. It's pure knowledge." Toni Morrison

" You have to practice your art, as does any artist, which in m view, means you dedicate at least part of each day of your entire life to nothing else."---Bud Goodall, The New Ethnography



Areas Of Focus

Reflective Practice, Critical Pedagogy, Embedded Librarianship, Ethnography , Poetic Inquiry, Autoethnography, Information Literacy, Mentoring

Ambler, PA

Home Country

English, Italian

Education History

Arcadia University 2016

Master of Arts , Creative Writing (poetry), Major in MFA

Clarion University 2008

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), Major in Library Science

Arcadia University 1999

Master of Arts, English (MA), Major in English

Arcadia University 2020

Doctorate in Educational Leadership


Author 2013

Mentoring and Managing Students in the Academic Library

Book, ALA (American Library Association)


Becoming an Embedded Librarian

Book, ALA Editions