Brenda Swinford is a Research and Development Librarian in the Library Technology Management and Services Department of Texas Tech University Libraries. Her research interests include the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning and academic research—with a focus on using technology to engage learners.
Brenda earned a B.S.Ed. in elementary education from Lubbock Christian University and an M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas. She has been at Texas Tech since 2007, serving as a curriculum editor and online course designer at TTU's University College before accepting her current position in January 2010. Her previous professional experience was in the K-12 world where she served as an elementary teacher and a school librarian.