My research interests include twentieth century American concert dance, issues of information access, and the intersections between these two areas. Most recently, this has led to an investigation of Wikipedia as a site for publishing the information literate student.


Wacha, M.E., Wisner, M. (2011). Measuring Value in Open Access Repositories. Serials Librarian, 61 (3-4), 377-388. (abstract) (pre-print available via Columbia’s Academic Commons)

Panels and Presentations

Wacha, M.E. (2014) Digital Humanities and Academic Libraries: Practice and Theory, Power and Privilege.” Presented at ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June 30, 2014. Refereed Presentation.

Wacha, M.E. (2014) A WikiWomen’s College Library. Presented as part of the panel ‘Wikipedia’s Role in Four Different Types of Libraries” at WikiConference USA. New York, NY. May 30, 2014. Invited Panelist.

Wacha, M.E. and Seeley, A. (2013) Wikipedia as a Site to Publish and Promote Patrons. Presented at Creation, Collaboration, Community, 2013 LITA Forum, Louisville, KY. November 10, 2013. Refereed Presentation.

Demystifying the Working Life of a New Academic Librarian. (2013). METRO & ACRL/NY, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY. June 6, 2013. Invited Panelist.

Make Something New. Now. (2013). NYLA@BEA, New York Library Association, New York, NY. May 29, 2013. Invited Panelist.

Wacha, M.E. and Seeley, A. (2013). WikiWomen’s History Month Project. Presented at the Wikipedia Day Conferenceat New York University, New York, NY, February 23, 2013. Invited Presentation.

Bountiful Harvest: Collection-building Opportunities with Open Access (2012). Open Access Week 2012, The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University, New York, NY. October 23, 2012. Invited Panelist.(video)