Head Of Teaching And Learning Initiatives
University Libraries

Lucinda Wittkower

1200 Perry Library
Norfolk, 23529

Lucinda joined the ODU Libraries in 2012 as the Education Reference Librarian and moved into her current position in 2017. Prior to coming to ODU she was a librarian at Coastal Carolina University. Lucinda previously taught public school music for ten years and holds a Masters in Music Education as well as a Masters in Library and Information Science. She is currently a Ph.D. student in ODU's Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation program.

M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, (2010)

M.Ed. in Music Education, Shenandoah University, (2003)

B.A. in Music Education, Longwood University, (1998)

ODU Leadership & Management Development Certificate, Track 1
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained: 2015-07-30
Virginia Teacher Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia
Date Obtained: 1998-06-15

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Wittkower, L. "Future Information Professionals" $219982. Federal. July, 2022 - July, 2025
Wittkower, L. "Culturally Competent Curriculum Course Redesign Grant" $1000. Higher Education. March, 2021 - May, 2021
Wittkower, D. "Information Literacy for Cybersecurity" $20000. State. September, 2020 - December, 2020
Wittkower, L. "Faculty Training for Incorporating the Information Literacy Student Outcomes into Courses" $5000.00. Old Dominion University. January, 2019 - June, 2019
Wittkower, D. "Integrating and Scaffolding Student Training Across in-Discipline Writing-Intensive Courses and Information Literacy to Improve Writing Student Learning Outcomes" $7000.00. Old Dominion University. July, 2018 - June, 2019
Wittkower, L. "Laying the Groundwork for Research Success with an Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt" $800. Old Dominion University. January, 2018 - December, 2018

Expertise

Library Science
Information Literacy, Assessment, Program Evaluation, Library Instruction, Open Educational Resources, Online Learning
Educational Psychology

Research Interests

information literacy, educational psychology, assessment in libraries, program assessment, teaching

Articles

Wittkower, L. (2022). An Examination of Relationships between Library Instruction and Student Academic Achievement. Journal of Library Administration.
Rush Wittkower, L. (2020). Shorts Circuits in the Information Cycle: Addressing Information Breakdowns Using the Information Literacy Framework. The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique 1 (1).
Rush Wittkower, L. (2020). Undergraduate Student Perspectives on Textbook Costs and Implications for Academic Success. Open Praxis 12 (1) , pp. 115-130.
Wittkower, L. (2016). Use of social networking site consumer training to teach information literacy threshold concepts. Journal of Creative Library Practice.
Wittkower, L. (2015). Minute to learn it: Integrating one-minute videos into information literacy programming. Internet Reference Services Quarterly/Routledge 19 (3/4) , pp. 219-232.
Wittkower, L. (2014). Learning Through Play, the Old School Way: Teaching Information Ethics to Millennials. Journal of Library Innovation 5 (2) , pp. 1-14.
Wittkower, D. (2014). Educational Expropriation of SNS Consumer Training. Digital Culture in Education 4 (3) , pp. 13-29.
Wittkower, D. (2013). Public Philosophy of Technology: Motivations, Barriers, and Reforms. Techne: Research in Philosophy of Technology 17 (2) , pp. 179-200.

Books

Wittkower, D. (2013). Ender's Game and Philosophy. Open Court.

Book Chapters

Wittkower, L. (2016). LibGuides Two Ways: Teaching Information Literacy In and Out of the Classroom Integrating LibGuides into Library Websites: A LITA Guide Rowan and Littlefield.
Wittkower, L. (2013). Playing by the Rules Ender's Game and Philosophy (pp. 153-160) Chicago, IL: Open Court.

Presentations

Wittkower, L. (April 13, 2021). Strengthening Connections Between Library Instruction and Student Success: A Longitudinal Study Analyzing the Relationship Between Student Participation in Library Instruction and Academic Achievement Poster American College and Research Libraries (ACRL) .
Wittkower, L. (February 26, 2021). Cybersecurity's Role in the Spread of Disinformation and Misinformation Other .
Wittkower, L. R.. (January 12, 2021). Innovative Programming and Services During COVID 19: Experiences from the Field (Panel Discussion) Other .
Jones, T. (June 18, 2020). Cross-Departmental Collaborations to Support Student Success, Health, and Well-Being: A Discussion Among Stakeholders Other Student Success Conference Norfolk, VA.
Wittkower, L. Rush. (February 21, 2020). Making Connections Between General Education Information Literacy Classes and Upper-Level Writing Courses: An Exploration of Faculty and Student Perceptions Paper Georgia Conference on Information Literacy Savannah, GA.
McInnis, J. (November 13, 2019). Using Data Analytics Software to Facilitate an Examination of Correlations Between Participation in Library Instruction and Student Achievement Indicators Poster Virginia Assessment Group Conference Richmond, VA.
Wittkower, L. Rush. (October 24, 2019). Wild Goose Chase or Effective Library Instruction? A Change of Approach to Library Instruction for First Year Students Poster Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Norfolk, VA.
McInnis, J. (September 26, 2018). Analytics Revolution! Using a Predictive Model to Measure the Libraries' Impact on Student Success Oral Presentation Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Wittkower, L. (July 23, 2018). Libraries, Campus Partnerships, and Student Success Oral Presentation VLACRL Summer Program Norfolk, VA.
Wittkower, L. (July 11, 2018). From K12 to College: Mapping the National School Library Standards to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Oral Presentation ODU Library Summer Institute Norfolk, VA.
McInnis, J. (April 27, 2018). Using Advising Analytics Software to Track Impact and Value of Library Resources on Student Achievement Paper Concordia University Library Research Forum Montreal, Canada.
Rush, L. A. (October 12, 2017). Don't Forget the Middle Child: What Graduate Students want from the University Libraries Poster Virginia Library Association Annual Conference VLA.
Wittkower, L. (October 12, 2017). Playing an active role in affordable course content: A step by step guide. Oral Presentation Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Norfolk, VA.
Wittkower, L. (May 17, 2017). Student views on textbooks, cost, and learning. Oral Presentation ODU Center for Learning & Teaching Summer Institute Norfolk, VA.
Rush, L. A.. (October 27, 2016). Finding the time to be Active in the Library Classroom Lecture Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Hot Springs, VA.
Wittkower, L. (May 12, 2016). The biggest lies on the internet: Using real life examples to help students master information literacy concepts. Oral Presentation The Innovative Library Classroom Radford, VA.
Wittkower, L. (October 26, 2015). Understanding Open Educational Resources Other Understanding Open Access Norfolk, VA.
Brewer, A. (October 23, 2015). Jargon-Free Librarianning: Speaking the Language of Our Patrons Poster Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Richmond, VA.
Rush, L. (October 23, 2015). One minute tips: Take two! Faculty and student perceptions of videos used for teaching information literacy concepts. Lecture Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Richmond, VA.
Brewer, A. (September 25, 2015). Jargon-Free Librarianning: Speaking the Language of Our Patrons Poster Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy Savannah, GA.
Wittkower, L. (September 25, 2015). Using What They Know to Teach Them What They Need to Know Paper Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy Savannah, GA.
Stott, R. (October 23, 2014). Best Practices for Creating Videos for Information Literacy Programming Poster Virginia Library Association Williamsburg, VA.
Wittkower, L. (October 23, 2014). Learning Through Play, The Old School Way Poster Virginia Library Association Williamsburg, VA.
Wittkower, L. (September 23, 2014). Invited Panelist Other Constitution Day/Banned Books Week Event Old Dominion University.
Wittkower, D. (May 21, 2014). Bridging the gap between SNS consumer training & education Oral Presentation CLT Summer Institute Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
Wittkower, L. (May 13, 2014). Minute to learn it: Integrating one minute videos into information literacy programming Oral Presentation The Innovative Library Conference Radford University, Radford, VA.
  • 2017: Top 20 Publications of 2016, ALA Library Instruction Round Table
  • 2017: Librarian of the Year, Old Dominion University Libraries
  • 2015: 2016 ACRL Early Career Librarian Scholarship, American College Research Libraries