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John Glover

Humanities Research Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Research and Learning, Academic Outreach department

jglover2@vcu.edu
(804) 828-6555
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 111-B

Education

  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Washington, 2005
  • M.A. History, Ohio State University, 2003
  • B.A. History and Latin, University of Washington, 1998

Previous Professional Experience

  • Program Assistant, Undergraduate Library, University of Washington, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Reference Assistant, Suzzallo & Allen Library, University of Washington, 2004-2005
  • Student Assistant, Art Slide Library, University of Washington, 2003-2004

Teaching Experience

  • University of Washington 
    • Information Research Strategies in History, HIST 221
  • The Ohio State University
    • War in the Ancient Mediterranean World, HIST 504 (Grader)
    • Early Roman Empire, 31 B.C.-A.D. 180, HIST 503 (Grader)
    • Western Civilization: Antiquity to 17th Century, HIST 111 (Teaching Assistant) 
    • American Civilization to 1877, HIST 151 (Teaching Assistant) 

Selected Presentations

  • Glover, J. (2011). Smartphones, iPads, Netbooks, and social networking. Presented at Virginia Association of Law Librarians and the Virginia Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. 
  • Glover, J. (2011). Google Scholar: Friend or foe? Presented at VCU Center for Teaching Excellence. 
  • Glover, J. and Peacemaker, B. (2010). Planning serendipitous liaison outreach. Presented at Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. 
  • Glover, J. & Peacemaker, B. (2009). Face(book)ing the facts: A librarian's guide to surviving Facebook. Presented at Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. 
  • Glover, J. & Keogh, K. (2007). Collaborating with colleagues: Promoting visual literacy across the curriculum. Presented virtually at Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy, ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Selected Publications

  • Glover, J. & Keogh, K. (2013). Pedal to the metal: Our year of DH. dh+lib
  • Glover, J. (2010). Narrative and librarianship. In Smallwood, C. (Ed.), Writing and publishing: The librarian's handbook (4-5). Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Glover, J. (2010). Poetry and librarianship. In Smallwood, C. (Ed.), Writing and publishing: The librarian's handbook (4-5). Chicago: American Library Association.
  • Glover, J., Bosman, R., Prince, M. (2008). Growing adult readers: Promoting leisure reading in academic libraries. Urban Library Journal (15)1.
  • Glover, J. (2007). Telling stories to get the job. LIScareer. [http://www.liscareer.com/glover_stories.htm].

Selected University Service

  • Levis Reading Prize, Reader
  • Summer Reading Program Selection Committee
  • University Hearing Board
  • Student Support Certification

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • Peer Review Committee

Professional Organizations

  • American Library Association
  • ALA Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Literatures in English Section, Executive Committee, Ex Officio 
      • Editor, Biblio-Notes
      • Publications Committee
    • Instruction Section

Collection Management Subject Areas

  • Cabell Reference Collection: humanities, librarianship

Research Interests

  • Humanities librarianship; digital humanities; information literacy; library outreach; literacy; writing

Community Activities

  • Volunteer bibliographic instruction for International Baccalaureate students, Midlothian High School

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

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