Walker Library

About the Library Faculty & Staff

Jason Vance

Jason Vance
Information Literacy Librarian
Assistant Professor

E-mail: jason.vance@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-7871
Fax: (615) 904-8531

Office Location
Walker Library
MTSU Box 13
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

M.S. (Library & Information Science), Simmons College
B.A. (English & Allied Language Arts), Western Kentucky University

Research Interests
Library instruction, information literacy, instructional assessment, classroom design, pack horse libraries

Selected Publications
(Forthcoming) Vance, Jason, Rachel Kirk, and Justin Gardner. "Measuring the Impact of Library Instruction on Freshmen Success and Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis." Communications in Information Literacy 6.1 (2012).

(Forthcoming) Vance, Jason. “Librarians as Authors, Editors, and Self-Publishers: The Information Culture of the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Scrapbooks (1936-1943)” Library & Information History 28.4 (2012).

Vance, Jason. "A Taste of History: Recipes from Kentucky's Pack Horse Library Scrapbooks" Kentucky Libraries 73.4 (Fall 2009): 4-7.

York, Amy, and Jason Vance. "Taking Library Instruction into the Online Classroom: Best Practices for Embedded Librarians." Journal of Library Administration 29.1/2 (2009): 197-209.

Vance, Jason. "Animal-Assisted Librarianship: Delivering Books to Remote Readers." International Journal of the Book 4.2 (2007): 49-53.

Selected Formal Presentations at Professional Meetings
Vance, Jason, and Kristen West. “From Classrooms to Learning Spaces: New and Remodeled Library Instruction Rooms.” LOEX 40th Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. 5 May 2012. Slides Handout

Kirk, Rachel, Jason Vance, and Justin Gardner. "Using Student Data to Assess Library Instruction's Role in Student Success and Retention." Proc. of the Library Assessment Conf., Ed. Steven Hiller et al. 24-27 Oct. 2010, Baltimore, MD. 2010. 241-250.

Vance, Jason, and Kristen West. “Teaching the Teachers: Information Literacy Workshops for University Faculty.” Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA. 25-26 Sept. 2009.

Professional Recognition
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Beta Phi Mu

Selected Professional Service
Legislative Advocate, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2009-present

Legislative Monitor, Tennessee Library Association, 2011-present

Legislation Committee Co-Chair, Tennessee Library Association, 2010-2011

Academic Section Chair, Kentucky Library Association, 2008-2009

Attended ACRL’s “Information Literacy Immersion Program: Assessment in Practice,” Nashville, TN. Dec. 4-7, 2008