VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Laura W. Gariepy
Assistant Head for Instructional Services
Research and Instructional Services
Room 121C, James Branch Cabell Library
Ph.D. Student, Education: Research and Evaluation, Virginia Commonwealth University. In progress.
M.S. Library Science. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.
B.S. Sociology, Legal Studies. Appalachian State University, 2006.
Previous Professional Experience
Undergraduate Research Librarian
James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009-2012
R.B. House Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Library, Contracted by UNC, 2007-2009
Walter Royal Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2009
Gariepy, L.W., Mazure, E.S., McDaniel, J.A., and 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. Anticipated Publication: Fall 2012.
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.
"Classroom Assessment Techniques in One-Shot Instruction Sessions: Balancing Teaching, Learning, and Time." (2011). LOEX Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX
"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. Member. 2012-Present.
Boren Scholarship Campus Review Panels. Member. 2010-Present.
Fulbright Scholarship Campus Review Panels. Member. 2009-Present.
Information Fluency Committee. Member. 2009-2012.
VCU Honor Council. Member. 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; Member. 2012.
Online Volunteers Task Force Member. 2011.
Screening Committee: Associate University Librarian for Public Services; Member. 2010.
Ad Hoc Committee on Mentoring; Member. 2009-2011.
Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries. Member. 2012-Present.
Virginia Libraries Association New Members Round Table. Programming Coordinator; 2011-Present.
Executive Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section. Member. 2011-2012.
Technology in University Libraries Committee. Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section. Co-Chair, 2011-2012. Member, 2010-2011.
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). University Libraries Section (ULS) Member; Instruction Section Member. 2007-Present.
Beta Phi Mu (International Library & Information Studies Honor Society). Member. 2010-Present.
American Library Association. Member. 2007-Present.