Nashieli Marcano, Archivist for Digital Collections

Nashieli Marcano

Archivist for Digital Collections

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As Archivist/Digital Collections Librarian, Nashieli Marcano coordinates existing digital archival efforts related to Furman’s racial history and expands the Libraries’ digital collections in areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Nashieli serves as a central point of reference, collection, housing, and sharing of ongoing faculty-student research projects. She also administers and coordinates the Duke Endowment Libraries research cohort of graduate students, and is interested in collaborating with faculty, students, and staff in oral history projects as they relate to racial history and LGTBQ+ history and life at Furman.

Previous faculty appointments include Kennesaw State University, Clemson University, Converse College, and the University of Akron. In the past, Nashieli has taught courses and workshops in literature reviews, library research methods, Spanish and French languages, and Spanish Peninsular and Latinx literatures and cultures. She has organized in faculty-led travel study programs in Spain, Chile, and Perú.

Honors & Awards

  • Early-Career Librarian Scholarship--Association of College & Research Libraries, 2017
  • Curriculum Innovation Award--Converse College, 2016
  • Student Life Faculty Involvement & Collaboration Award--Converse College 2013-2014
  • Converse College Summer Research Grant--Converse College, 2014
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow--University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow--University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • K. Leroy Irvis Fellow--University of Pittsburgh, 2007-2008


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.S./B.A., University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Nashieli's scholarly work focuses on academic librarianship, information fluency, Latin American literatures and cultures, and digital humanities.



  • Holm, Christina, Ana Guimaraes, and Nashieli Marcano (co-editors). Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses. ACRL Publications. Chicago, IL. 2022.
  • Marcano, Nashieli. Cronotopías: Mediación de espacios identitarios a comienzos del siglo XX en Puerto Rico. International Institute of Latin American Literature. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2019.


  • Marcano, Nashieli. "La reseña bibliográfica y la inestabilidad textual en 'Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain' (1941) de Jorge Luis Borges.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. June 2016. [Refereed]
  • Marcano, Nashieli. “La melancolía como cronotopo textual en ‘donde’, de Eduardo Lalo.” Revista Laboratorio (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile), 12 (July 2015).
  • Correa, Eda M. and Nashieli Marcano. "Bibliographic Description and Practices for Providing Access to Spanish Language Materials." Technical Services Quarterly 26.4 (2009). [Refereed]
  • Antonelli, Pat and Nashieli Marcano. “Classroom or Online?: A Comparison of Learning Venues for Information Literacy.” AURCO Journal 13, 1.10 (Spring 2007). [Refereed]
  • Marcano, Nashieli. “Adaptación y traslación de la historia puertorriqueña en La casa de la laguna de Rosario Ferré.” In Adan Griego, ed., Crossing Borders, Latin American Migrations: Collections and Services for/from New Library Users. Papers of SALALM LI, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2006). [Refereed]


  • Marcano, Nashieli. Website review of "Mediateca INAH." Published in World History Commons (2021).
  • Marcano, Nashieli. Website review of "Biblioteca Digital Hispánica (Hispanic Digital Library)." Published in World History Commons (2021).
  • Marcano, Nashieli. Book review of Sergio Pastormerlo, "Borges crítico." Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007. Published in Variaciones Borges 27 (2009).

Additional Professional Activities

Program Proposals

  • “Partnering to Amplify Underrepresented and Unheard Voices Using Digital Scholarship,” ACRL-Digital Scholarship Section program proposal for the ALA 2021 Chicago Annual Conference. Status: granted and implemented.
  • “Confronting the Myth of Neutrality: Academic Libraries, Advocacy, and Free Speech,” ACRL-Anthropology & Social Sciences Section program proposal for the ALA 2020 Chicago Annual Conference. Status: granted, but cancelled due to pandemic.
  • A “Community of Many Voices”: New Cuban Independent Media and the Building of Civil Society,” KSU Year of Cuba College Spotlight Programming Grant, KSU Division of Global Affairs. Status: granted and implemented