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Jennifer Stout

Teaching and Learning Librarian

Research and Learning, Teaching, Learning, and Information

(804) 828-8557
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-B


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Mary Washington, 2008

Previous Professional Experience

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian, Doris and Harry Vise Library, Cumberland University, 2010-2012
  • Reference and Instruction Graduate Assistant, R.B. House Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009-2010
  • Reference Graduate Assistant, Walter Royal Davis Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008-2010
  • Graduate Research Consultant, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009

Selected Presentations

  • Stout, J.A. (2015). From Books to MOOCs: On Becoming the Course Librarian for a Massive Open Online Course. Lightning talk presented at LOEX conference in Denver, CO.
  • Stout, J.A. and Gariepy, L.W. (2014). Using Rubrics to Assess Authentic Learning Products from One-Shot, Course-Integrated Library Instruction. Presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, GA.
  • Stout, J. (2013). The second chapter: How VCU Libraries supports sophomores through information literacy instruction, assessment, and faculty partnership. Presented at the National Conference on Students in Transition, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Stout, J. & Woodard, A. (2012). Transforming the freshman experience in our library...and yours!. Presented at Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference Poster Session, Knoxville, TN.

Selected Publications

  • Stout, J. (2015). Review of: The intimate bond: How animals shaped human history. Library Journal.
  • Stout, J. (2014). Review of: Sapiens: A brief history of humankind. Library Journal.
  • Stout, J. (2014). Review of: The edge of extinction: Travels with enduring people in vanishing lands. Library Journal.
  • Stout, J. (2014). Review of: A dog’s history of the world: Canines and the domestication of humans. Library Journal.
  • Stout, J. (2013). Review of: Sustaining activism: A Brazilian women's movement and a father-daughter collaboration. Library Journal.
  • Stout, J. (2012). Review of: The god problem: Expressing faith and being reasonable. Library Journal.

Selected University Service

  • UNIV 200 Curriculum Committee
  • Information Fluency Committee

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • VCUL Professional Development Committee, Chair, 2014-2015
  • VCUL LibQual+ Survey Committee, 2013
  • VCUL LibGuides Review Group, 2013
  • University Council alternate 

Professional Organizations

  • Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)
  • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
      • Instruction Section 
      • University Libraries Section 
    • New Members Round Table
      • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee

Research Interests

  • Instruction and user education; information literacy; assessment; readers' advisory; gender studies    

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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