Rachael Elrod

Faculty Profile

Rachael Elrod

Director of the Education Library
Associate Chair of the Departmental Libraries
Associate University Librarian
Education Library Room 1502

Rachael Elrod

Ed.D. University of Florida, Higher Education Administration
MSLS University of Kentucky, Library Science
M.Ed. University of Louisville, Counseling Psychology
B.S. Campbellsville University, Psychology & Sociology

Research Interests: Information seeking behavior of students, emerging educational technologies, assessment of library services, higher education administration and leadership, diverse representation in children’s and young adult literature

Subject Specialist for Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Higher Education Administration; Marriage and Family Counseling; Mental Health Counseling; Research and Evaluation Methodology; School Counseling and Guidance; School Psychology; Student Personnel in Higher Education.

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Recent Scholarship:

  • Laboy, L., Elrod, R., Aronson, K., & Kester, B. (2022). Room for improvement: Picture books featuring BIPOC characters, 2015-2020. Publishing Research Quarterly. https://rdcu.be/c1DVl
  • Elrod, R., Kester, B., & Spears, L. (2021). Library renovations and student behaviors: A longitudinal case study. Journal of Learning Spaces, 10(3). http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/2108
  • Cyr, C., Cataldo, T., Brannon, B., Buhler, A., Faniel, I., Silipigni Connaway, L., Valenza, J., Elrod, R., Putnam, S. (2021). Backgrounds and behaviors: Which students successfully identify online resources in the face of container collapse? First Monday. https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/10871
  • Elrod, R. (2021) “Walking blindly into it”: Library administrators and renovations. Journal of Library Administration, 61(3). doi: 10.1080/01930826.2021.1883374
  • Elrod, R. & Kester, B. (2020). Diverse BookFinder: BIPOC collection development for children’s and young adult collections. College & Research Libraries News, 81(10). Retrieved from https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/24685/32516
  • Cataldo, T., Buhler, A., Faniel, I., Brannon, B., Silipigni Connaway, L., Cyr, C., Langer, K., Hood, E., Valenza, J. Elrod, R., Graff, R., Putnam, S. & Howland, S. (2020). Mixed methods data collection using simulated Google results: Reflections on the methodology of a point-of-selection behaviour study. Information Research, 25(4). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.47989/irpaper881
  • Silipigni Connaway, L., Valenza, J., Cyr, C., Cataldo, T., Buhler, A., Faniel, I., Elrod, R., Graff, R., Putnam, S., Brannon, B., Hood, E. & Langer, K. (2019). Authority, context, and containers: Student perceptions and judgments when using Google for school work. IFLA Conference Paper. Retrieved from https://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00010953/00001
  • Hines, A., Elrod, R., Huet A., Ewing, S., & Freund, L. (2019). Putting the audience in charge of the message: Assessment of student-generated public relations campaigns in an academic library. Marketing Libraries Journal, 2(3), 65-79. Retrieved from http://journal.marketinglibraries.org/summer2019/06_MLJv3i2_Feature_HinesEtAl.pdf
  • Cataldo, T., Langer, K., Buhler, A., Putnam, S., Elrod, R., Faniel, I., Connaway, L., Cyr, C., Brannon, B., Valenza, J., Hood, E., & Graff, R. (2019). Science and news: A study of students’ judgements of online scientific news information. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 93. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.29173/istl25
  • Elrod, R. (2019). “I didn’t realize that I needed books that often”: A narrative inquiry approach to understanding student experiences during the temporary closure of a branch library. Journal of Learning Spaces, 8(1), 10-18. Retrieved from http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/1749
  • Buhler, A., Faniel, I., Brannon, B., Cyr, C., Cataldo, T., Connaway, L., Valenza, J., Elrod, R., Graff, R., Putnam, S. R., Hood, E. M., & Langer, K. (2019). Container collapse and the information remix: Students’ evaluations of scientific research recast in scholarly vs. popular sources. ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference Paper, Cleveland, OH. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2019/ContainerCollapseandInformationRemix.pdf