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Jennifer Stout

Teaching and Learning Librarian

Assistant Professor
Research and Learning, Teaching, Learning, and Information

(804) 828-8557
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-B

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2010
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Mary Washington, 2008

Previous professional experience

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian, Doris and Harry Vise Library, Cumberland University, 2010-2012
  • Reference and Instruction Graduate Assistant, R.B. House Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009-2010
  • Reference Graduate Assistant, Walter Royal Davis Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008-2010
  • Graduate Research Consultant, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009

Selected presentations

  • McCaskill, R. A. and Stout, J.A. (2017). The library steeplechase: A new breed of library tour at VCU. Presented at LOEX conference in Lexington, KY.
  • Stout, J.A. and Coghill, D.E. (2016). Creating meaningful connections: Student advisory groups in your library. Presented at the Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Conference in Cleveland, OH. 
  • Stout, J.A. and Fortney, T.W. (2016). Faculty-librarian partnerships in the classroom. Presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy in Blacksburg, VA. 
  • Stout, J.A. (2015). From Books to MOOCs: On Becoming the Course Librarian for a Massive Open Online Course. Lightning talk presented at LOEX conference in Denver, CO.
  • Stout, J.A. and Gariepy, L.W. (2014). Using Rubrics to Assess Authentic Learning Products from One-Shot, Course-Integrated Library Instruction. Presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, GA.
  • Stout, J. (2013). The second chapter: How VCU Libraries supports sophomores through information literacy instruction, assessment, and faculty partnership. Presented at the National Conference on Students in Transition, Atlanta, GA. 

Selected publications

  • Coghill, D.E., Stout, J.A., and McCaskill, R.A. (2017). How was your meal? Post-instruction assessment of FY classes. In Pun, R. and Houlihan, M. (Eds.), First Year Experience Library Cookbook.
  • Hodge, M.L., Gariepy, L.W., and Stout, J.A. Accepted. Rubrics as a method of assessing improving library instruction. In Dobbs, A.W. (Ed.), Library Assessment Cookbook.
  • Gariepy, L.W., Stout, J.A., and Hodge, M.L. (2016) Using rubrics to assess learning in course-integrated library instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(3), 491-509.

Selected university service

  • UNIV 111/112/200 Curriculum Committee, 2012-present
  • Information Fluency Committee. 2012-present
  • VCU Common Book Committee, 2015-present

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Librarian Position Description Committee, 2017-present
  • VCU Libraries Diversity Committee, 2016-present
    • Chair, 2018-2019
  • Professional Development Committee
    • Chair, 2014-2016
  • LibQual+ Survey Committee, 2013
  • LibGuides Review Group, 2013

Professional organizations

  • Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society), 2011-present
  • American Library Association, 2010-present
    • New Members Round Table, 2010-2016
      • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, 2014-2016
        • Chair, 2015-2016
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014-present
    • Instruction Section, 2014-present
    • University Libraries Section, 2014-present
      • ACRL UL section professional development award committee, 2016-2018
  • Virginia Library Association, 2016-present
    • VLA New Members Round Table, 2016-2018
      • Conference Director, 2015-2016

Research interests

  • Library instruction and pedagogy; diversity, inclusion, and social justice in libraries; assessment; information literacy

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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