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Bettina Peacemaker

Assistant Head, Academic Outreach and Business Research Librarian

Assistant Professor
Research and Learning, Academic Outreach

(804) 828-8960
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-H


  • M.L.S. Library Science, University of Maryland-College Park, 2002
  • B.A. Sociology, Anthropology concentration, Mary Washington College, 1999 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Assistant Head for Research Services and Research Librarian for Business, VCU Libraries, 2008-2013
  • Reference Librarian for Business and Liaison Coordinator, VCU Libraries, 2007-2008
  • Reference Librarian for Business and the Social Sciences, VCU Libraries, 2004-2007
  • 24/7 Coordinator, University of Maryland University College, 2004
  • Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland University College, 2002-2004

Honors and Awards

  • Best Collection Materials, VCU Libraries The Compass, The Academic Library Advancement and Development Network annual conference, 2014
  • Grace Harris Leadership Institute, VCU, graduate

Teaching Experience

  • Information Literacy and Research Methods, LIBS 150, University of Maryland University College
  • Teaching with WebTycho Training Course (Library and Information Literacy Module), CTLA 201, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College

Selected Presentations

  • Peacemaker, B., Long, T., & Harris, T. (2014). Librarian speed networking. Presented at the VLA Annual Conference.
  • Peacemaker, B. (2014). Innovate at your library with business model generation. Poster presented at the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians.
  • Peacemaker, B., Robinson, S., Scott, M. (2014). Reach out in a new direction: Applying public relations best practices to academic outreach. Poster presented at the American Library Association annual conference. 
  • Peacemaker, B., Robinson, S., Scott, M. (2014). Diversity project: Poster series connects core values to library materials and expertise. Poster presented at the American Library Association annual conference.
  • Peacemaker, B. & Roseberry, M. (2014). Advance graduate research: Re-examining outreach with workshops. Poster presented at SLA Annual Conference.
  • Hanneman, K. & Peacemaker, B. (2014). The digital portfolio: Storytelling from student to professional. Presented at Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference.
  • Doherty, T. & Peacemaker, B. 24 hour in-house text service: How our secret ingredients led to success. Presented at ALA Annual FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Service Trends.
  • Glover J. & Peacemaker, B. (2013). Always online: Librarians changing role in the learning landscape. Presented at VCU Online Learning Summit.
  • Peacemaker, B. (2010). Face(book)ing the facts: A social networking update. Presented at VASLA Spring Program.
  • Glover, J. & Peacemaker. (2010). Planning serendipitous liaison outreach. Poster presented at VLA Annual Conference.
  • Boger, P.,  Bryan, J.L., Peacemaker, B. (2010). Who's driving the technology bandwagon - the users or the librarians? Presented at ALA Annual Conference.
  • Glover, J. & Peacemaker, B. (2009). Face(book)ing the facts: A librarian's guide to surviving Facebook. Presented at VLA Annual Conference.

Selected Publications

  • Mulherrin, E., Olson, S., Phifer, B. (2005). Onine BI: Virtual library instruction for the next generation. Library Instruction: Restating the Need, Refocusing the Response. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Pierian Press, 159-161.

Professional Organizations

  • Special Libraries Association, President, Virginia Chapter
  • American Libraries Association
    • Business Reference and Services Section 

Collection Management Subject Areas

  • Cabell Reference Collection: business

Community Activities

  • Richmond SCORE, presented "Resources for Entrepreneurs" for counselors 

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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