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Megan Hodge

Teaching and Learning Librarian (Adjunct)

Research and Learning, Teaching and Learning department
(804) 827-3910
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 230


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Texas, 2010
  • B.A. English Literature, Randolph College, 2004

Previous Professional Experience

  • Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library, 2011-2013
  • Temporary Reference Assistant, Randolph-Macon College, 2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Bryant and Stratton College, 2011-2012
  • Circulation Supervisor, Randolph-Macon College, 2008-2011
  • Virtual Reference Librarian, My Info Quest, 2010-2011

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Library Association Presidential Citation, 2012
  • Chesterfield County Employee of the Year, 2012
  • NMRT ALA Video Contest, third place, 2011
  • University of North Texas College of Information Outstanding Virginia Faculty Recognition Award, 2011
  • ALA Emerging Leader, sponsored by the ALA New Members Round Table, 2011

Selected Presentations

  • Hodge, M., Palmer, S.S., Parker-Graves, A. (2013). Everything you ever wanted to know about finding your first librarian job. Presented online at ALA Virtual Conference.
  • Hodge, M., Szasz, S., Mosley, P., Parker, A., Ferrara, B. (2013). Everything you ever wanted to know about finding your first librarian job. Presented at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Hodge, M. (2012). Got leadership? Panel moderator at Virginia Library Association Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Hodge, M., Doherty, T.M., Lammers, D., Spoor, N. (2012). Research- and experience-based tips on how to success in an entry-level librarian interview. Presented online at LLAMA webinar.
  • Hodge, M. (2012). How to succeed in networking without really trying. Presented at ALA Annual NMRT President's Program pecha kucha panel, Anaheim, CA.
  • Hodge, M., Doherty, M.T., Lammers, D., Spoor, N. (2012). Interviewing: Tips from the other side of the table. Presented at Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Hodge, M. Doherty, M.T., Lammers, D., Spoor, N. (2011). Interviewing: Tips from the other side of the table. Presented at Virginia Library Association Conference, Portsmouth,VA.  
  • Hodge, M. (2011). Congratulations! You've landed an interview: What do hiring committees really want. Presented at IFLA World Library and Information Congress New Professionals Special Interest Group Panel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Hodge, M., Doherty, M.T., Spoor, N. (2011). Inside an interview: Understanding what hiring committees want. Presented for ALA Annual JobLIST Placement Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hodge, M. (2011). How to be a library leader even if you're in school or underemployed. Presented at ALA Annual LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group Panel, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Hodge, M. & Spoor, N. (2011). Congratulations! You've landed an interview: What do hiring committees really want? Presented at ALA Annual poster session, New Orleans, LA.
  • Berman, E., Breitbach, W., Farney, T., Hodge, M., Kirsch, B., Meier, J. (2011). ACRL 101: Enhancing the annual conference experience for 1st time ACRL attendees. Presented at ALA Annual Emerging Leader Poster Session, New Orleans, LA. 

Selected Publications

  • Hodge, M. (2014). The constant innovator: A new organizational mode of experimentation. In E. Frierson & K. Leeder (Eds.), Planning our future libraries: Blueprints for 2025. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Prince or plebe?: Success at all levels of the library hierarchy. In M. Aho & E. Bennett (Eds.), The Machiavellian librarian. Cambridge, UK: Chandos. 
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Review of: Deaf American prose, 1830-1930. Library Journal
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Review of: The novel cure: From abandonment to zestlessness: 751 books to cure what ails you. Library Journal
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Review of: The real Jane Austen: A life in small things. LI Xpress Review
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Review of: The lost journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin years. Library Journal.
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Review of: What matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty crucial puzzles solved. Library Journal.
  • Hodge, M. & Spoor, N. (2012). Congratulations! You've landed an interview: What do hiring committees really want? New Library World, 113(3/4). 
  • Hodge, M. (2012). The introvert's guide to
  • Hodge, M. & Spoor, N. (2012). Guest post: Evidence-based strategies for interview success. Hiring Librarians.

Professional Organizations

  • Virginia Library Association 
    • New Members Round Table Forum
    • Virginia Leadership Development Forum
  • American Library Association
    • Committee on Legislation, Telecommunications Subcommittee
  • ALA Allied Professional Association
    • Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers
  • Association of College and Research Librarians 
    • Leadership Discussion Group
    • New Members Discussion Group
  • Library Leadership and Management Association
  • New Members Round Table, Founder, Chair 2011-2013
    • Executive Board, Leadership Development Director
  • NMRT/LLAMA Joint Committee on Collaboration 
  • Young Adult Library Services Association
  • International Librarians Network

Community Activities

  • Hanover Humane Society, Volunteer
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching ( Editorial Board
  • International Journal of ePortfolio, Peer Reviewer

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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