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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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • University Faculty Senate, 2016-2017
  • UNIV 200 Curriculum Committee
  • Information Fluency Committee

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • Professional Development Committee
    • Chair, 2014-2016
  • LibQual+ Survey Committee, 2013
  • LibGuides Review Group, 2013
  • University Council alternate 

Professional Organizations

  • Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)
  • American Library Association
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
      • Instruction Section 
      • University Libraries Section 
    • New Members Round Table
      • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee
      • Chair, 2015-2016
    • Virginia Library Association
      • VLA New Members Round Table
      • Conference Director, 2015-2016

Research Interests

  • Instruction and user education; information literacy; assessment; readers' advisory; gender studies    

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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