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  • MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi, 2013
    • Master’s Project: “A ‘Shared Vision’: An Examination of Scholarly Literature on Writing Initiatives and Information Literacy”
  • M.A. in English, University of Mississippi, 2011
    • Thesis: “The French Chef in the Cold War: Julia Child and the Mask of Contained Domesticity”
    • Honors Fellow (2009-2011)
  • B.A. with Honors in English, Millsaps College, 2008
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
    • Honors Thesis: “Unlovability: Self-Hatred in the novels of Toni Morrison, Dorothy Allison, and Khaled Hosseini”


Mississippi University for Women

  • Fant Memorial Library
    • Associate Professor, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and Information Literacy, May 2017 – present
      • Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
      • Public Services Librarian
      • Digital Studies Instructor:
        • LIB 201: Introduction to Digital Research
        • LIB 401: Digital Studies Practicum
  • Department of English
    • Adjunct Instructor, English Composition, Mississippi University for Women, Fall 2012- Spring 2013

Mississippi State University

  • Mitchell Memorial Library
    • Assistant Professor
      • Humanities Librarian, November 2013 – May 2017
        • Embedded Librarianship: Honors College Librarian and Service-Learning Librarian
        • EN 3414 Instructor (Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies)
        • Liaison to Department of English and the African American Studies Program
      • Instructional Services Librarian, August 2013 – November 2013
        • Liaison to Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Library Associate, June 2012 – August 2013
      • Electronic Resources Library Assistant

University of Mississippi

  • Graduate Assistant, J.D. Williams Library, June 2010 – May 2011
  • Graduate Instructor of English, August 2009 – May 2011

Vanderbilt University

  • AmeriCorps Member of the Coalition for Healthy Aging, September 2008 – June 2009
    • Facilitated independent living for Nashville-area senior citizens

Volunteer Experience

  • Temple Heights antebellum home, Columbus, MS. Inventorying library items, May 2015 – July 2015
  • Destination Imagination. Affiliate Challenge Master, Mississippi schools, March 2013 – March 2016
  • Mississippi University for Women. University Archives, January 2012 – August 2012
  • 2010 Southern Foodways Alliance Conference, August 2011
  • Historic Eudora Welty House. Cataloging Welty Library, January 2008 – June 2008



  • Richardson, H. A. H. (2019). Preparing “Letters as Data.” Chapter in Lauren Coats and Emily McGinn, (Eds.), Digital Texts and Textual Data: A Pedagogical Anthology. CC BY NC, 151-160.
  • Richardson, H. A. H. & Eichmann, N. (2017). Process and collaboration: Assessing DH Work through an Embedded Lens.” College & Undergraduate Libraries42(4), 453-8. 
  • Kastner, S. & Richardson, H. A. H. (2016). Researching and writing as ‘braided processes’: A co-curricular pilot of a framework for success at the postsecondary level. R. McClure (Ed.), Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships in a Framework State of Mind.
    Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. 127-145.
  • Nolen, D. & Richardson, H. A. H. (2016). The search for landmark works in English literary studies: A citation analysis. Journal of Academic Librarianship42(4), 453-458.
  • “A Shaky Truce”: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980. Digital public history project, published in collaboration with Lindsay Drane, Nickoal Eichmann, Daaiyah Heard, Simon Marcy, Michael Murphy, Kelli Nelson, Judith Ridner, Nick Timmerman, and Justin Whitney. Published October 29, 2015.
  • Richardson, H. A. H., & Kathuria, S. (2014). Created Equal: Continuing the Civil Rights conversation at Mississippi State University. Mississippi Libraries, 77(2), n.p.
  • Richardson, H. A. H. (2014) Review of A Deed So Accursed: Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881-1940Mississippi Libraries77(2). n.p.
  • Richardson, H. A. H. & Kennedy, Marie R. (2014). How to market your library’s electronic resources. Serials Librarian, 67(1), 42-47.
  • Richardson, H. A. H. (2014). Looking forward with discovery tools: What the scholarly publications say. Invited submission to Informed Librarian Online Guest Forum.
  • Richardson, H. A. H. (2013). Review of Colonel William C. Faulkner: Death on the Courthouse SquareMississippi Libraries, 76(3).
  • Richardson, H. A. H. (2013). Revelations From the Literature: How Web-Scale Discovery Has Already Changed Us. Computers in Libraries, 33(4).

Conference Posters, Talks, and Presentations

Honors and Recognitions

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute scholarship recipient, 2020 (deferred to 2021 due to COVID-19).
    • Awarded tuition for intensive session
  • Phi Kappa Phi (2019-present)
  • NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities on “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom,” 2018-2019
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient.
    • Awarded $350 in scholarship funds
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Immersion: Teacher Track, Burlington, VT.
    • selected for July 2016 cohort
  • Team Diversity award, President’s Commission for the Status of Minorities, March 2016
    • Awarded $1000 in the category of team for “’A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980”
  • Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award, Mississippi Historical Society, March 2016
    • Awarded $300 for “’A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980”
  • Mississippi Library Leadership Institute graduate, October 2014-January 2015
    • Awarded $1,000 in grant funds from the Institute of Library and Museum Services
  • John Riddick Student Grant, North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), March 2013
    • Awarded travel, lodging, and conference registration fees for NASIG’s annual conference
  • University of Mississippi Student Development Grant, March 2011
    • Awarded $500 in travel funds
  • University of Mississippi Graduate Honors Fellowship, 2009-2011
    • Awarded $2,000 stipend per year
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, July 2009
    • Awarded $4,725 for educational expenses upon completion
  • Phi Beta Kappa, May 2008
  • Who’s Who Honoree, May 2008

Professional Service

  • Association of College and Research Libraries (2013-present)
    • Literatures in English Section (LES)
      • Chair, ACRL-LES Working Group to Update Research Competency Standards, (2016-2018)
        • LES Executive Committee, ex-officio
      • Membership Committee member (2018-2019)
      • Virtual Participation Committee member (2015-2018)
    • Digital Scholarship Section (DSS)
      • Membership Committee (2019-present)
  • Mississippi University for Women
    • Ex-officio chair, Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee (2018-present)
      • Previously: Undergraduate Research Teaching Circle (2017-2018)
    • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2017-present)
    • Honors Faculty Committee (2017-present)
    • Quality Enhancement Plan Committee (2017-2019)
    • Campus Technology Advisory Council (2017-2019)
  • Primary Source, journal of Mississippi Archivist’s Society, editor (2019)
  • dh+lib Review, editor-at-large, January 2016-present
  • Digital Humanities Now, editor-at-large, 2016-2017
  • Serials Librarian reviewer, December 2015
  • Mississippi State University Libraries
    • Research Committee (2015-2017)
    • Social Media Management Committee (2015-2017)
    • Information and Digital Literacy Committee (2014-2017)
    • Electronic Resources Evaluation Committee (2012-2015)
    • Mississippi State University Libraries eResources and Emerging Technology Summit (MSU-LEETS) Planning Committee (2012-2013)