Marsha Schnirring


As Chief of Administrative Affairs at Occidental College, Schnirring acts as the primary focus of coordination and communication between the office of the president and senior leadership, faculty, and staff. She provides oversight for the strategic and operational functions of the president's office, while ensuring that all College constituencies are heard. Previously, she held positions at Oxy as AVP/Scholarship Technology Officer ('10-'14), Director, Center for Digital Learning & Research ('09-'10) and Instructional Services Librarian ('06-'09).

A graduate of the 2009 Frye Leadership Institute and the 2007 ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program, Schnirring received her MLIS in 2005 from San Jose State University. A member of the EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning (ACTL), she has served as a NITLE Advisory Board member (2012-2013), ISIS Programming Committee Member (2011-2012), ELI Advisory Board member (2009-2012) and Chair of CARL SCIL (2010-2011).

Collaborative presentations include: 'Re-Framing' Leadership in IT/Library Collaborations (CLAC 2014); Other Duties as Assigned: Redux (CLAC 2014);
Culture, Collaboration, & Change: IT/Library Partnerships that Work (CLAC 2013); Other Duties As Assigned: The Perils and the Possibilities of a Major Building Renovation Project (CLAC 2013); ISIS: No Cost, High Quality, Collaborative Professional Development (CLAC 2012); Granting Collaboration, What's Next? (NITLE Symposium 2012); Transitioning to a Leadership Role: The First 90 Days and Beyond (EDUCAUSE 2012); Revolution in the Library: Remixing Roles, Resources, and Renovations (ACRL 2011); Digital Scholarship Seminar: Oxy's Mellon-Supported Digital Scholarship Summer Institute for Faculty (NITLE Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, 2010); Google Wave: Collaboration and Communication in a New Space (ELI 2010); Web 2.0 approaches to IL (ACRL Second Life Panel Discussion, 2009); and Teaching in a Teahouse: LOEX 2007 Conference Session Reprise (a Second Life presentation with Esther Grassian, 2007).

Solo presentations include: Change(D) Agents: Library Leaders Who Love Instruction (CARL Conference, IG Showcase, 2014); Sampling the Future with Occidental College (CLAC 2012); Zotero Jockeying as a Pedagogical Practice, or Getting into Participatory Scholarship (Chapman University/Leatherby Libraries Summer Teaching Retreat, 2011); Futuring Information Literacy (CARL SCIL Works 2009); Zotero: Next Gen Research (California Library Association Annual Conference, 2008); Librarian as Avatar: A Second Life for You? (SCELC Colloquium III, 2008).

Prior professional work includes over eleven years in IT technical support and end-user training in the corporate sector.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE ECAR Primary Representative
ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning
    • HISTORIC, 2013 - 2014
  • ELI 2010 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    • ELI, 2009 - 2010
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • ELI, 2009 - 2012