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Elizabeth Johns

Teaching and Learning Librarian (Instructor)

Research and Learning, Teaching and Learning department
(804) 828-3952
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 230


  • 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. (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. (2012). Student needs and expectations of academic library spaces. Presented at North Carolina State University Libraries.
  • Johns, E. (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

  • Fulbright Scholarship Campus Review Panels
  • Auctus, The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU, Faculty Advisor

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • Web Redesign Task Force
  • Faculty Organization, Secretary

Professional Organizations

  • American Library Association
    • Library Instruction Round Table, Teaching, Learning and Technology Committee
    • New Members Round Table, Endnotes Committee
  • Association of College and Research Libraries 
    • University Libraries Section
    • Instruction Section
  • Library Leadership and Management Association 
    • LLAMA Mentoring Program, Mentee
    • Library Organization and Management Section
    • Measurement Assessment and Evaluation Section
  • Virginia Library Association, Scholarship Committee
  • Pi Lambda Sigma, National Honorary Business and Pre-Legal Fraternity

Research Interests

  • Instruction and user education; research and user services; information literacy; technology and learning; learning assessment; program evaluation; leadership; student mentoring 

Community Activities

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
    • National Archivist
    • Membership Recruitment Advisor, Epsilon Sigma Chapter, VCU
    • Alumna, Delta Omicron Chapter, Gettysburg College

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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