Elaine Thornton


  • Collection development, liaison duties, instruction, and reference

Education and Social Sciences Librarian

  • Subject Specialist- Educational Curriculum, PreK-12 & Education K-12
  • Liaison to College of Education Department of Teaching Learning and Culture (TLAC)


  • BA  University of Oklahoma
  • MA  University of Michigan
  • MS in Library Science, University of North Texas
  • Graduate Academic Certificate(GAC) in Library Services for Youth, University of North Texas

Research Interests

  • Library History
  • Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Academic libraries and Digital Natives


  • Thornton, Elaine.  "iTunes University and ARL Academic Libraries"   Journal of Web Librarianship 3(3),   July-September 2009.  263-272.
  • Thornton, Elaine.  "Globalizing Children's Literature in Academic Libraries Using Automatic Acquisition" Collection Building 30(1) 2011. 47-52.





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