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Megan Hodge

Teaching and Learning Librarian

Research and Learning, Teaching, Learning, and Information

(804) 827-3910
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-E


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Texas, 2010
  • B.A. English Literature, Randolph College, 2004

Previous professional experience

  • Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library, 2011-2013
  • Temporary Reference Assistant, Randolph-Macon College, 2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Bryant and Stratton College, 2011-2012
  • Student Academic Assistant, University of North Texas, 2009-2010
  • Circulation Supervisor, Randolph-Macon College, 2008-2011

Teaching experience

  • Bryant & Stratton College
    • Introduction to Information Literacy and Research, COMM 150
    • First-Year Experience, FYE 098

Honors and awards

  • Virginia Library Association Presidential Citation, 2012
  • Chesterfield County Employee of the Year, 2012
  • University of North Texas College of Information Outstanding Virginia Faculty Recognition Award, 2011
  • ALA Emerging Leader, sponsored by the ALA New Members Round Table, 2011

Selected presentations

  • Hodge, M. and Francabandera, L. (2014). Insights from The Machiavellian Librarian. ACRL/CHOICE webinar.
  • Hodge, M., Palmer, S.S., Mosley, P., Ferrara, B., Parker-Graves, A. (2013). Everything you ever wanted to know about finding your first librarian job. Panel moderator at the American Library Association Annual Conference.
  • Hodge, M., Sears, C., Gariepy, L., Stovall, J. (2012). Got leadership? Panel moderator at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA. 
  • Hodge, M. (2012). How to succeed in networking without really trying. Presented at the American Library Annual Conference.
  • Hodge, M., Doherty, M.T., Lammers, D., Spoor, N. (2011). Interviewing: Tips from the other side of the table. Presented at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Portsmouth, VA. 
  • Hodge, M. (2011). Congratulations! You've landed an interview: What do hiring committees really want? Presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Conference, San Juan, PR. 
  • Hodge, M., Doherty, M.T., Spoor, N. (2011). Inside an interview: Understanding what hiring committees really want. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference.
  • Hodge, M. (2011). How to be a library leader even if you're in school or underemployed. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference.

Selected publications

  • Hodge, M. (Forthcoming). Pedagogy for librarians. In D. Lowe-Wincentesn (Ed.), Skills to make a librarian: Transferable skills inside and outside of the library. Cambridge, UK: Chandos. 
  • Hodge, M. (2014). The constant innovator: When library workers expand their horizons, so do libraries. ALA eLearning (a digital supplement to American Libraries). An excerpt of The Constant Innovator: A New Organizational Mode of Experimentation from Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025
  • Hodge, M. (2013). The constant innovator: A new organizational mode of experimentation. In E. Frierson & K. Leeder (Eds.), Planning our future libraries: Blueprints for 2025. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  • Hodge, M. (2013). Prince or plebe?: Success at all levels of the library hierarchy. In M. Aho & E. Bennett (Eds.), The Machiavellian librarian. Cambridge, UK: Chandos. 
  • Hodge, M. & Spoor, N. (2012). Congratulations! You've landed an interview: What do hiring committees really want? New Library World, 113(3/4). 
  • Hodge, M. (2012). The introvert's guide to
  • Appleton, B., Hodge, M., Jabaily, M. (2012). Virginia's emerging leadersVirginia Libraries, 58(3). 
  • Hodge, M. (2011). New perspectives on leadership: How to be a library leader even if you're in school or underemployedLibrary Leadership & Management, 25(3). 

Professional organizations

  • American Library Association 
    • American Libraries Advisory Committee
    • Committee on Legislation, Telecommunications Subcommittee
    • Round Table Coordinating Assembly 
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Instruction Section
    • University Libraries Section
  • New Members Round Table
    • President, 2014-2015
    • Executive Board, Leadership Development Director, 2011-2013
  • Virginia Library Association
    • Conference Committee Co-Chair, 2012-2013
    • New Members Round Table Forum, Co-Founder and Chair
    • Virginia Leadership Development Forum
    • Virginia Library Association College & Research Libraries Chapter 
  • Young Adult Library Services Association 
  • Beta Phi Mu (International Library & Information Studies Honor Society)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 

University service

  • Faculty advisor, Auctus: The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU
  • Campus review panelist, National Scholarship Office

Research interests

  • Instructional design; educational psychology; learning assessment; library human resources; leadership

Community activities

  • Hanover Humane Society, Volunteer
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching ( Editorial Board
  • International Journal of ePortfolio, Peer Reviewer

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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