Christy Allen

Christy Allen

Associate Director for Digital and Resource Management

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Christy Allen is the Associate Director of Digital and Resource Management for Furman Libraries. In her role, she provides strategic leadership for the acquisition and description of new library materials, digital collections, scholarly communication initiatives, the library website, and library systems. Her previous jobs were at the University of Texas at Arlington, the State Library of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She specializes in digital librarianship and project management.


  • M.L.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.A., East Carolina University
  • A.A., Coastal Carolina Community College

Research Interests

  • Accessibility in Libraries
  • Digital collections and repositories
  • Poetry and prose of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Silver Age Batgirl in comics and television


  • Allen, Christy. "How I Hired My Own Boss: Tips for Running an Inclusive Search," South Carolina Libraries. 4, 1 (2020): 14.;
  • Crissinger, Sarah, Andrea Wright, Christy Allen, Julie Reed, and Geneen Clinkscales. “Interinstitutional Collaborations to Forge Intracampus Connections: A Case Study from the Duke Endowment Libraries.” In OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians edited by Andrew Wesolek, Jonathan Lashley, and Anne Langley. Pacific University Press, 2018.;
  • Salzman, Scott and Christy Allen. "Using LibGuides to Build a Digital Museum." In Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples, edited by Ryan Sittler and Aaron Dobbs, 75-88. Guilford: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.;
  • Allen, Christy. "Creating a Digital Museum: A Process Overview." Digital Library Federation (DLF) Blog. (Jan 12, 2015).;
  • McKuras, Julie and Christy Allen. "100 Years Ago: By the North Sea." Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Newsletter 13, 1 (2009): 2, 7.;
  • Allen, Christy. "The Case of the Mysterious Inscription." The Magic Door, 10, 2 (2007): 4-5.;
  • Allen, Christy. "Foundations for a Successful Digital Preservation Program." RLG DigiNews, 10, 3 (2006).;
  • Allen, Christy. "From Student to Supervisor: Ten Management Tips for Recent Graduates." Against the Grain, 17, 2 (2005): 72-73.;
  • Richards, Christy. "Connecting Collections: The Letters of John Bennett Shaw and Mary Cameron." The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Newsletter, 7, 4 (2003): 6.