Rachael Elrod – On Sabbatical

Faculty Profile

Rachael Elrod

On Sabbatical

AUG. 16, 2022 – JAN. 2, 2023

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

Grant Activities:

Recent Scholarship:

  • 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