VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Laura W. Gariepy
Head, Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning
Room 121C, James Branch Cabell Library
M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
B.S. Sociology and Legal Studies, Appalachian State University, 2006
Previous Professional Experience
Undergraduate Research Librarian, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009-2012
Graduate Assistant, R.B. House Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009
Library Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Library, Contracted by UNC, 2007-2009
Reference Assistant, Walter Royal Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2009
Gariepy, L.W., Mazure, E.S., McDaniel, J.A., White, E.R. (Manuscript Complete). "Staff Training." In D. Cook, A. Dobbs, and R. Sittler (Eds.), LibGuides: making dynamic web design and management simple for non web-designers. A LITA Guide. Neal-Schuman.
Gariepy, L.W. (2012). "The Environmental Protection Agency/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Libraries Internship Program: An Analysis of Former Interns' Careers." Journal of Education for Library & Information Science 53(1): 20-31.
Gariepy, L.W. "Classroom Assessment Techniques in One-Shot Instruction Sessions: Balancing Teaching, Learning, and Time." (publication pending in LOEX Conference Proceedings).
Westmoreland, L. "Choose your references with care." Footnotes 39(3) (2010).
"Using Quick Assessment Methods to Generate Meaningful Data from One-Shot Instruction Sessions." (2011). Virginia Library Association Annual Conference in Portsmouth, VA.
"Classroom Assessment Techniques in One-Shot Instruction Sessions: Balancing Teaching, Learning, and Time." (2011). LOEX Encore Presentation, presented online via Elluminate. Selected as one of four out of 48 presentations originally presented at LOEX Annual Conference.
"Research Writing: The Whole in the Middle."(2010). With Faye Prichard, Bonnie Orzolek, Donna Coghill. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, IN.
"Wikipedia: What's it Good For?" (2009). Berglund Seminar Series, VCU Honors College.
"Job Searching: the Student Perspective." (2009). With Tiffany Lopez. North Carolina Special Libraries Association's
Leveraging Your Career Workshop. Chapel Hill, NC.
University Committee Work
Instructional Technologies Advisory Group, 2012-present
Boren Scholarship Campus Review Panels, 2010-present
Fulbright Scholarship Campus Review Panels, 2009-present
Information Fluency Committee, 2009-2012
VCU Honor Council, 2009-present
VCU Libraries Committee Work
Faculty Organization, Chair, 2012-2013; Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2011-2012; Secretary, 2010-2011
Screening Committee: Undergraduate Research Librarian, Chair, 2012.
Screening Committee: Systems Librarian, 2012
Online Volunteers Task Force, 2011
Screening Committee: Associate University Librarian for Public Service, 2010
Ad Hoc Committee on Mentoring, 2009-2011
Association of College and Research Libraries
- Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee
Programming Coordinator, Virginia Libraries Association New Members Round Table
Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)
American Library Association