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Elizabeth Johns

Teaching and Learning Librarian (Instructor)

Research and Learning, Teaching and Learning

(804) 828-3952
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-C
emjohns@vcu.edu

Education

  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2012
  • B.A. History and Political Science, Gettysburg College, 2010

Previous Professional Experience

  • Field Experience Intern, Research and Information Services, D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University, 2012
  • Graduate Assistant, Research and Information Services, D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Assistant, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, 2010-2012
  • Special Projects Intern, Gettysburg Campus Library, Harrisburg Area Community College, 2010
  • Barbara Holley Intern, Technical Services Department, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, 2010

Selected Presentations

  • Johns, E. (2014). Developing online learning tools: Strategies for creating a set of best practices for your library. Presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use: "E-magine the Possibilities," London, Ontario.
  • Johns, E. (2014). Preparing English-language learners for the American academy: New and evolving practices in course-integrated information literacy in international student programming. Poster presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use: "E-magine the Possibilities," London, Ontario.
  • Johns, E. (2014). Creating a colorful classroom: Bringing visual media and graphics into the information literacy session. Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom, Radford, VA. 
  • Johns, E. (2014). To infinity and beyond videos: Creating a coordinated suite of online learning tools that engage researchers and enhance learning. Presented at LOEX, "Creative Visualization: The Art of Information Literacy," Grand Rapids, MI. 
  • Johns, E. (2012). Technology use and collaboration in group study rooms: A study of students in D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University. Presented at "Assessing the Present and Preparing for the Future: A Symposium of Current LIS Research," UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Johns, E. & Chapman, J. (2012). The state of the archives: Current issues in newspaper digitization. Poster presented at Society of North Carolina Archivists 2012 Annual Conference.

Selected University Service

  • Faculty Learning Community, International Students
  • Faculty Advisor, Auctus: The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU
  • National Scholarship Campus Review Panels
  • Faculty Co-Mentor, Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program, "Web Development of Auctus: The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU"

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • Secretary, VCU Libraries' Faculty Organization 
  • Library Web Redesign Task Force

Professional Organizations

  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Instruction Section: Instructional Technologies Committee
  • Virginia Library Association
    • New Members Round Table, Communications and Outreach Director
    • Scholarship Committee
  • American Library Association
    • Library Instruction Round Table: Teaching, Learning and Technology Committee
    • New Members Round Table: Endnotes Committee
  • Library Leadership and Management Association
    • Mentoring Program, Mentee
  • Pi Lambda Sigma, National Honorary Business and Pre-Legal Fraternity 

Research Interests

  • Online learning; technology and learning; international students; instruction and user education; information literacy; learning assessment; leadership; student mentoring

Community Activities

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
    • National Archivist
    • Membership Recruitment Advisor, Epsilon Sigma Chapter, VCU

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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