Teresa Doherty, MLIS

  • Student Success Librarian

  • Assistant Professor
  • Research and Learning, Student Success

Teresa Doherty leads VCU Libraries’ undergraduate student success initiatives, with a specific focus on first- and second-year undergraduates, students who identify as first-generation or underrepresented minorities, and low-income students. She also collaborates with instructors in the Focused Inquiry team to offer curriculum-integrated information literacy sessions for undergraduate students taking UNIV 200, and supports students in UNIV 111 and UNIV 112 with research assistance as well.

Teresa is actively engaged with library colleagues on the state and national levels, especially in the area of intellectual freedom. She has served as a member of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee for almost 10 years. Most recently, she led a working group to craft guidelines for public and academic libraries using social media. 

ALA Social Media Guidelines for Public and Academic Libraries

M.L.I.S, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
B.A. in English Literature and Comparative Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985