Staff Listing: Michael Russo

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Michael Russo
Instruction Coordinator

Areas of Responsibility

As Instruction Coordinator, I am responsible for the LIS 1001 class as well as other library instruction that is specially requested for individual classes in other disciplines.  Additionally, I am responsible for the promotion of library instruction in the larger campus community.  In the area of collection development, I am responsible for the English Department collection, covering English and American literature, as well as rhetoric and writing. My job in this regard involves not only purchasing new texts to support the English curriculum, but also the weeding out of material that is unused, out of date, or badly damaged. I am also a reference librarian, responsible for assisting patrons with their research.

Educational Background

MLIS, Louisiana State University
MA in English, Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BA, Communications, Loyola University, New Orleans

Professional Experience

Louisiana State University, Research and Instruction Services, September 2000 to present

Areas of Research

Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Recent Publications

Alice L. Daugherty and Michael F. Russo.  Embedded Librarianship:  What Every Academic Librarian Should Know.  ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Stephanie Braunstein and Michael F. Russo.  "The Mouse That Didn't Roar:  The Difficulty of Unionizing Academic Librarians at a Public American University.  In In Solidarity:  Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada edited by Mary Kandiuk and Jennifer Dekker.  Library Juice Press/Litwin Books, 2013.

Alice L. Daugherty and Michael F. Russo.  "An Assessment of the Lasting Effects of a Stand-Alone Information Literacy Course:  the Students' Perspective"  in Journal of Academic Librarianship, July 2011. Michael F. Russo, Sigrid Kelsey, and Maud Walsh. "Online Integration of Information Literacy in an Environmental Management Systems Course" in Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices, edited by Robert Z. Zheng and Sharmila Pixy Ferris. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2008. Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, eds. Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • ACRL-Louisiana Chapter
  • Louisiana Library Association

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