Project Team


Hailley Fargo is the Student Engagement Coordinator at Penn State University, University Park campus. As a librarian in this position, Hailley liaises with non-academic units, collaborates with her colleagues in libraries across the Commonwealth to create an aligned approach to student engagement, and thinks strategically about ways to ensure student employment in the Libraries is meaningful. Hailley first started at Penn State in July 2016, as the evening Reference & Instruction Librarian in the Knowledge Commons. In July 2017, she moved into the newly created, Student Engagement Coordinator role. Hailley holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received her BA in English from Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, IA. Hailley’s research interests revolve around student engagement, reference services, peer-to-peer services in academic libraries, digital and information literacy, and undergraduate research. Additionally, Hailley is a co-founder and editor of The Librarian Parlor, a blog dedicated to building a community around LIS research. When Hailley’s not in the library, you can find her biking around State College, drinking coffee, tweeting, reading memoirs, or working on her newest embroidery project.

Ashley Hibbs

Kylie is standing in front of some trees and is wearing a jean jacket. She is smiling and the sun is out and lighting up the left side of her face.

Kylie Kreitz is one of our Undergraduate Research Assistants with Mapping the Student Engagement Journey during the 2020-2021 academic year. She is a rising senior pursuing a BA in International Relations and Spanish and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. During this research process, Kylie has enjoyed learning how the Penn State Libraries can become more integrated into student engagement as well as how different PSU students create their own college journeys through a variety of experiences and opportunities. After graduation, she plans to work for Teach for America in Miami, Florida and pursue a master’s degree.  

Past researchers

Ally Mastrangelo was the Undergraduate Research Assistant with Mapping the Student Engagement Journey during the 2019-2020 academic year. She graduated from Penn State, University Park in fall 2019 with BA’s in Labor & Employment Relations and Psychology. Ally was intrigued by this project because she values student engagement and hoped to enhance the experiences of other Penn Staters. As an undergrad, she was also a Research Assistant with the Underrepresented Perspectives Lab in the Psychology Department. Additionally, she was involved with New Student Orientation, Greek Life, Lion Scouts, and Penn State Alternative Breaks. Ally was a Schreyer Honors Scholar and was involved in the Italian Department through her Italian minor and study abroad experience. She is now studying at Northeastern University School of Law and plans to pursue employment law. Along with being an engaged student, Ally is a passionate bookworm, coffee-lover, and Boston sports fan.

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