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Sue C. Kimmel

Sue C. Kimmel

Associate Professor

Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Associate Professor

Lindy Brown

Lindy Brown

Lecturer

Amelia Anderson

Amelia Anderson

Assistant Professor


Gail Dickinson

Gail Dickinson

Professor

Dawn Betts-Green

Dawn Betts-Green

Lecturer



Adjuncts & Collaborative Faculty


Kari Baumann

MSLS, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Expertise:
Technical services; reference; public libraries; school libraries
Courses Taught: Knowledge Organization and Access (677); Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (642); Production of Instructional Materials (602); Library Media Service and the Curriculum (676) Methods and Strategies in School Libraries (655)

Candice Benjes-Small

MLIS, University of Texas-Austin

Expertise: Information literacy, research methods, instruction
Courses Taught: Information Literacy Instruction (654), Seminar in Academic Librarianship (690)

Nan Carmack

MLIS, Drexel University
M.Ed, University of Lynchburg
Ed.D, University of Lynchburg

Expertise: organizational leadership; public libraries
Courses Taught: Management and Leadership in Library and Information Science (674)

Betsy Crone

MLIS, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Expertise:
Youth and teen literature
Courses Taught: Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (642)

Sojourna Cunningham

MLIS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise: Academic libraries, user experiences, emerging technologies, library education
Courses Taught: Information Literacy in the Digital Age (110G), Information Literacy Instruction (LIBS 654), Culturally Responsive Librarianship (LIBS 680), Assessment and Evaluation in Library Science (LIBS 681)

Kristie Escobar

MLIS, Florida State University
PhD, Florida State University

Expertise: Management of information systems, young adult services and materials, equity, diversity and inclusion
Courses Taught: Reading and Literature for Adults (647), Research Methods in Library and Information Studies (LIBS 612), Literature and Media for Young Adults (LIBS 644), Reading, Evaluating, and Selecting Graphic Novels (LIBS 648), Library Management and Leadership (LIBS 674), Knowledge and Organization Access (LIBS 677)

Karen Gavigan

MLIS, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Expertise: School libraries, collection development, youth/teen literature, graphic novels, diversity
Courses Taught: Reading, Evaluating, and Selecting Graphic Novels (LIBS 648)

Danielle Hartsfield

M.Ed, University of Massachusetts
PhD, Old Dominion University

Expertise: Children's literature
Courses Taught: Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (LIBS 642)

Amanda Jackson

MLIS, University of Alabama

Expertise: Public libraries, leadership, leadership
Courses Taught: Foundations of Library and Information (LIBS 608), User Services and Programming (LIBS 656), Library Management and Leadership (LIBS 674), Seminar in Public Libraries (LIBS 691)

Mary Keeling

MSLS, The Catholic University of America
EdS, The George Washington University

Expertise: School libraries; leadership
Courses Taught: Administration, Management, and Evaluations of Libraries (675); Library Media Services and the Curriculum (676)

Krystal Lancaster

MLIS, North Carolina Central University

Expertise: Cataloging and classification; public libraries; school libraries
Courses Taught: Knowledge Organization and Access (677)


Elizabeth McDaniel

MLIS, University of North Texas

Expertise: Cataloging and metadata, academic libraries
Courses Taught: Topics in Library and Information Studies: Cataloging and Classification (695/687), Knowledge and Organization Access (LIBS 677)

Joleen McInnis

MLIS, Simmons College
MFA, University of Massachusetts/Boston

Expertise: Learning analytics, assessment, leadership, administration
Courses Taught: Management and Leadership in Library and Information Science (674); Assessment and Evaluation in Library and Information Science (681)

Karen Perry

MSLS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise: Programming; acquisitions; youth and teen literature
Courses Taught: Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (642); Production of Instructional Materials (602); Management and Leadership in Library and Information Science (674)

Jessica Ritchie

MLIS, Florida State University

Expertise: Archives and special collections
Courses Taught: Seminar in Archives and Special Collections (693)

Bree Ruzzi

MS.Ed, Old Dominion University
PhD, Old Dominion University

Expertise: School libraries, children's literature
Courses Taught: Information Literacy in the Digital Age (110G), Production of Instructional Materials (602), Research Methods in Library and Information Studies (LIBS 612), Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (LIBS 642), Methods and Strategies for the School Library (655), Library Media Services and the Curriculum (676)

Jennifer Scott Brown

MSLIS, Syracuse University
PhD, Old Dominion University

Expertise: Public libraries; professional development of librarians and paraprofessionals
Courses Taught: Production of Instructional Materials (602); Knowledge Resources (658)

Jessica Thompson

MS.Ed, Old Dominion University
PhD, Liberty University

Expertise: School library education, curriculum, and instruction
Courses Taught: Information Literacy in the Digital Age (110G); Library Media Services and the Curriculum (676), Internship in Library Workspaces (668)

Lois Wine

MS.Ed., Old Dominion University
PhD, Old Dominion University

Expertise: Digital and emerging technologies, online learning
Courses Taught: Information Literacy in the Digital Age (110G), Children's Literature Across the Curriculum (LIBS 642), Internship in Libraries and Information Workspaces (668)

Jennifer Scott Brown

MSLIS, Syracuse University
PhD, Old Dominion University

Expertise: Public libraries; professional development of librarians and paraprofessionals
Courses Taught: Production of Instructional Materials (602); Knowledge Resources (658)

Lucinda Wittkower

MLIS, University of South Carolina
Masters in Music Education, Shenandoah University

Expertise: Academic libraries; library instruction; information literacy; program assessment, educational psychology
Courses Taught: Seminar in Academic Libraries (691); Assessment and Evaluation in Library and Information Science (681) ;Research Methods in Library and Information Studies (LIBS 612, Information Literacy Instruction (654); Assessment and Evaluation in Library and Information Science (681)


Joy Yaeger

MLIS, Clarion University

Expertise: Digital and emerging technologies; online learning
Courses Taught: Online Resources for Teaching (603)




MLIS Advisory Board

Gay Acompanado

Art Library Supervisor
Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, Old Dominion University

Jennifer Scott Brown

Adjunct Faculty, MLIS Program
Librarian Manager, Youth and Family Services Manager
Suffolk Public Libraries, Suffolk, VA

Nan Carmack

Adjunct Faculty, ODU MLIS Program
Director, Library Development and Networking Division
Library of Virginia

Rachele Chambers

Alumnus, ODU MLIS Program
School Librarian
Hampton City Schools

Todd Elliott

Director
Portsmouth Public Library

Stuart Frazer

Interim University Librarian, Old Dominion University Libraries


Mary Keeling

Library Supervisor
Newport News Public Schools

Michael L. Nelson

Professor, Computer Science​​
Old Dominion University

Tina D. Rollins

Library Director
Harvey Library, Hampton University

John Unsworth

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
University of Virginia

Lucinda Wittkower

Adjunct Faculty, ODU MLIS Program
Head, Teaching and Learning Initiatives
Old Dominion University Libraries

Milvelis Vargas

Student, ODU MLIS Program