Amy E. Gibson

Amy E. Gibson
Research & Instruction Librarian and Professor
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Subject Areas

  • African American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Gender Studies
  • Military Science
  • Southern Studies

My Guides

My role: 

As a Research and Instruction Librarian, I serve as the liaison to African American Studies, Legal Studies (Criminal Justice), Gender Studies, Military Studies and Southern Studies. I answer questions at the reference desk, teach library instruction classes, order materials for my liaison areas, and meet with students and faculty for research consultations.

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I also chair the campus wide Information Literacy Committee. Our goal is to help everyone develop information literacy skills. If you are information literate, you can locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to answer all your questions.



Bachelor of Arts, English Major, 1992 Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Master of Library and Information Science, 1999 School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, 2009 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Research Interests: 

Information Literacy; Assessment; Student Learning Outcomes; Information Seeking Needs/Behaviors; Focus Groups; Leadership in Higher Education.

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Mark, Amy E. (2011). Privileging peer review: Implications for undergraduates. Invited column. Communications in Information Literacy 5(1), 4-8.

Mark, Amy E. (2011). Format as a False Judge of Credibility: Messages from Librarians and Faculty and Student Responses. Communications in Information Literacy 5(1), 21-37.

Kellum, Kate, Mark, Amy E. & Debra Riley-Huff (2011). Development, assessment and use of an online plagiarism tutorial. Library Hi Tech 29(4), 641-654.

Mark, Amy E. (2008). Educational technology funding models. AACE Journal 16(4), 405-424.

Kuh, George, Boruff-Jones, Polly D. & Amy E. Mark (2006). Engaging students in the first year of college: Why academic librarians matter." L.L. Hardesty (ED.). The Library and the First-Year Experience. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Transitions. Book Chapter.

Mark, Amy E. (2005). Libraries without walls: An internship at Oshkosh Correctional Institution library. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, 23(2), 97-111.

Mark, Amy E. & Boruff-Jones, Polly D. (2003). Information literacy and student engagement: What the National Survey of Student Engagement reveals about your campus. College and Research Libraries, 64(6), 480-493.

Choinski, Elizabeth, Mark, Amy E. & Murphey, Missy. (2003). Assessment with rubrics: An efficient and objective means of assessing student outcomes in an information resources class.​ portal, 3(4), 563-575.​

Chapman, V.V., & Mark, A.E. (2012, November). Development, oppression, and hegemony: Student freedom to meaningful career information. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Refereed.

Mark, Amy E. (2011, September). A kinder, gentler war on plagiarism at the University of Mississippi. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information
Literacy, Savannah, GA. Refereed.

Mark, Amy E. (2011, April). Messages about how students are supposed to research: Students speak out about the credibility and authority of information sources. Paper presented at the
American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Conference, New Orleans, LA. Referred.

Mark, Amy E., Boruff-Jones, Polly D. & Thomas Kirk (2004, January). Agents of change: How instruction librarians can use the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to promote
information literacy on campus.
Paper presented at the meeting of the ACRL Instruction Sections Research and Scholarship Committee Discussion Forum, American Library Association, Boston,
MA. Invited.

Mark, Amy E. Boruff-Jones, Polly D. (2003, November). Information literacy and student engagement: What the National Survey of Student Engagement reveals about your campus. Paper presented at the meeting of the Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis 2003 Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN; and at the meeting of the ACRL 11th National Conference,
Charlotte, NC. Refereed.


PRIMO Award. Plagiarism and Academic Honesty: A Learning Unit, ALA/ACRL Instruction Section's Peer–Reviewed Instructional Material Online (PRIMO), fall 2009.

2002 Steps to Success Teacher of the Year Service Award, minority recruitment and retention program.

Phi Beta Mu, member 2000–present: honorary subject area: library and information studies.

Presidential Point of Light Award for literacy work with inmates, Points of Light Institute, 1999.

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