Amanda M. Echterling

  • Head, Resource Acquisition and Metadata Services

  • Assistant Professor
  • Collections, Discovery and Budget, Resource Acquisition and Metadata Services


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004
  • B.A. Communications, North Carolina State University, 2001

Previous professional experience

  • Buyer Senior, James Madison University, 2011-2013
  • Buyer Specialist, James Madison University, 2010-2011
  • University Contracts Administrator, James Madison University, 2007-2010
  • Acquisitions Librarian, Radford University, 2006-2007
  • Instruction and Reference Librarian, Mary Baldwin College, 2004-2006

Teaching experience

  • Mary Baldwin College
    • Introduction to Public Speaking, Department of Communication
    • Information Literacy


  • Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing J. Brad Oakley Scholarship, 2011

Selected presentations

  • Echterling, A. (2013). Contract administration training program. Presented at Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals Buyers' Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Echterling, A. (2012). Contract administration training program. Presented at National Association of Education Purchasing District II Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA. 
  • Echterling, A. (2012). Discussant on panel "Software Licensing in Virginia: Exploring Best Practices for Software Procurement and Policy" at Virginia Software Summit, Fairfax, VA.

Selected publications

  • Echterling, A. (2008). Procurement librarian. Info Career Trends
  • Echterling, A. (2006). Tips for professional presentations. Info Career Trends