Cecelia Parks

Cecelia Parks
Research and Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor
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662-915-5877

Subject Areas

  • History
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy Leadership

My Guides

My role: 

As a research and instruction librarian, I work with the departments of History and Political Science as well as the Lott Leadership Institute and the Croft Institute to provide instruction, support faculty and student research, and develop collections.  I also provide general reference services and teach a variety of instruction sessions for first year students.  Additionally, I am a faculty advisor to the Library Ambassadors and work on library outreach efforts.

You can make an appointment with me HERE.

Education: 

Master of Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park

B.A., History, Political Science, and Leadership Studies, Hollins University

Research Interests: 

My research interests include information policy, especially issues surrounding privacy, and information literacy and instruction.  I am also interested in British history and politics, particularly censorship and the press.

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

LOEX, 2017, Lexington, KY:  "Putting the Cart Before the Horse:  Creating Online Information Literacy Modules for a Reluctant Faculty"

University of Maryland Libraries Research & Innovative Practice Forum, 2016, College Park, MD:  "Teaching as Research:  Engaging with the Professional Writing Program Library Modules."

Parks, C. (2012). Representing the portrayal of Pilgrims in elementary history textbooks and the myth of the founding of the American nation. Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research 1, Article 10. http://bit.ly/1O8TwXX.

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