Susan Franklin

Professor of English

Wilson 106A

I primarily teach WRIT100 and WRIT200 classes here at Hastings College. Both of my children were Broncos as well!  In my spare time my husband  and I rescue bull dogs. We live in Clay Center, Nebraska about 30 miles from Hastings.


Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA

M.A. in Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (American Library Association Accredited Program)
* Inducted into Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies
Honor Society, 2003 (by invitation of Faculty from ALA-Accredited Library Schools)

M.A. in English, Texas A&M, Bryan-College Station, Texas
With High Distinction in Written Qualifying Exams
* Graduate Teaching Assistant

B.A. in English/Philosophy Minor, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Magna Cum Laude with High Distinction in English
* Langvardt Scholar; English Assistant; Spectrum Editor (2 years)
* Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, 1991

Research and academic interests:

Information Literacy; Academic Librarianship; Library Advocacy; Information Management; Scholarly Communication; Reference Instruction; Database Instruction; History of Libraries; History of the Book; Lifelong & Informal Learning; Intellectual Freedom; Intellectual Privacy; Information Technology; Scaffolded Information Literacy Instruction; Library Orientation; Writing and Literature; Lyrical Nature of Legal Opinions