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John Glover

Humanities Research Librarian

Assistant Professor
Research and Learning, Academic Outreach

(804) 828-6555
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121F


  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Washington, 2005
  • M.A. History, Ohio State University, 2003
  • B.A. History, University of Washington, 1998
  • B.A. Latin, University of Washington, 1998

Previous professional experience

  • Program Assistant, Undergraduate Library, University of Washington, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Reference Assistant, Suzzallo & Allen Library, University of Washington, 2004-2005
  • Student Assistant, Art Slide Library, University of Washington, 2003-2004

Teaching experience

  • VCU
    Writing Researched Fiction, ENGL 437, (Co-instructor)

  • University of Washington
    Information Research Strategies in History, HIST 221
  • The Ohio State University
    • War in the Ancient Mediterranean World, HIST 504 (Grader)
    • Early Roman Empire, 31 B.C.-A.D. 180, HIST 503 (Grader)
    • Western Civilization: Antiquity to 17th Century, HIST 111 (Teaching Assistant) 
    • American Civilization to 1877, HIST 151 (Teaching Assistant) 

Selected presentations 

  • Glover. J. (2015). Just the facts, monster: How to dig deeper than the internet for accurate storytelling. Panel moderator, World Horror Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Glover, J. (2015). Node, edge, or tentacle: Data and the Lovecraftian literary network. Presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL.
  • Glover, J. (2014). Write what you research. Panel moderator, James River Writers Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Glover, J. (2014). Digital humanities and the Dartmouth College Library. Invited consultant at unconference run in conjunction with Leslie/Neukom conference, “The Digital Crucible: Arts & Humanities & Computation,” Hanover, NH.
  • Glover, J. and Keogh, K. (2014). The artist in the library: Research services for creators. Presented at the College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Selected publications  

Selected university service

  • University Hearing Board
  • VCU Safe Zone

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Peer Review Committee

Professional organizations

  • American Library Association
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Literatures in English Section
      • Executive Committee, Ex Officio
      • Editor, Biblio-Notes
      • Chair, Publications Committee
      • Co-chair, Reference Discussion Group
    • Arts Section
    • ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Collection management subject areas

  • Libarianship. Cabell Reference Collection: humanities.

Research interests

  • Humanities librarianship; digital humanities; information literacy; library outreach; writing; research practices of writers

Community activities

  • James River Writers, Board of Directors

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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