Anne Marie Austenfeld


Anne Marie Austenfeld Fachspezialistin Hochschulbibliothek

  • Contact hours Monday
    Thursday afternoon
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Office of the Vice-President Teaching
    Papiermühlestrasse 13a
    3014 Bern


  • Degreed Librarian (MLIS)

  • Music Library: Front Desk - user services, information, research assistance, processing of donated media, music-specific information literacy education

  • E-Resources Team: Technical and administrative support, back-end management, vendor contacts

  • Administrative: Functional Expert - Discovery/Primo VE, document translation DE-EN, English language document and webpage editing, collaboration with Information Competence team


  • 2022-Present Library Specialist - University Library BFH Library : Music Library and E-resources
  • 2012-2021 Librarian Specialist BFH-HKB Music Library
  • 2012-2017 Librarian Specialist Institute for Ecumenical Studies Research Libraries, University of Fribourg
  • 2008-2017 Scientific Collaborator e-Codices Virtual Manuscript Library, University of Fribourg
  • 2006-2007 Library Assistant University of North Georgia, USA
  • 2007 Masters of Library and Information Science University of Alabama, USA
  • 1986 MA English Literature University of Virginia, USA
  • 1984 BA English University of Dallas, USA


  • SLSP - (Swiss Library Service Platform) Transition Team, Functional Expert Primo VE / Discovery

  • HKB Musikbibliothek Recataloging Project - 2012-2020


  • "Virtual Reunification as the future of 'codices dispersi': Practices and standards developed by e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland." IFLA Journal 36.2 (June 2010): 145-154. DOI: 10.1177/0340035210368879.

  • "Was ist der Nutzen digitaler Bibliotheken für die Handschriftenforschung? Erfahrungen und Zukunftsperspektiven von e-codices, der Virtuellen Handschriftenbibliothek der Schweiz" (What purpose do digital libraries serve for manuscript research? Experiences and perspectives for the future from e-codices, the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland). (Co-authored with Christoph Flüeler), Arbido 3 (March 2009): 51-53.

  • "Building the college library collection to support curriculum growth." Collection Management 34.3 (July 2009): 209-227. (Among the "top ten" downloaded CM articles as of April 2010).

  • “The Revelatory Narrative Circle in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.” Journal of Narrative Theory 36.2 (Summer 2006): 293-305. Also reprinted in Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009.


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • Spanish - Limited working proficiency
  • French - Limited working proficiency