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not only purchasing new texts to support the English curriculum, but also the weeding out of material that is unused, out of date, or badly damaged.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.
MLIS, Louisiana State University
MA in English, Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
BA, Communications, Loyola University, New Orleans
Louisiana State University, Reference Department, September 2000 to present
Areas of Research:
Library Instruction and Information Literacy
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.
- American Library Association
- Association of College and Research Libraries
- ACRL-Louisiana Chapter
- Louisiana Library Association