Alexander James Carroll

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0248-3811

Libraries, Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching and Learning

Alex Carroll, MSLS, AHIP, is the Associate Director of the Science and Engineering Library (SEL) at Vanderbilt University. Alex leads the SEL's liaison program, designing and delivering services to support the research enterprise and the teaching mission of the School of Engineering and STEM academic units within the College of Arts and Science. Alex is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) and is a Distinguished member of MLA's Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). His research interests include studying the information seeking behaviors and data practices of STEM researchers, designing library liaison services, and improving information literacy instruction for students in the sciences. He has published on these topics in journals such as College & Research Libraries, portal: Libraries and the academy, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and the Journal of the Medical Library Association. His work in these areas has been recognized by the ALA Library Instruction Round Table with "Top Twenty" awards in 2018 and 2019, and by ASEE's Engineering Library Division with Best Publication Awards in 2020 and 2022. Alex previously worked as a STEM liaison librarian at Vanderbilt University, the NC State University Libraries, and the University of Maryland Libraries. He received his MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, and his BA from James Madison University.

Works (39)

Updated: July 11th, 2023 21:15

2021 journal article

Biomedical Engineering Professional Skills Development: The RADxSM Tech Impact on Graduates and Faculty

IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2, 163–169.

By: A. DiMeo n, C. Afamefuna, S. Ward, P. Weilerstein*, E. Caro*, M. Germer*, A. Carroll*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. DImeo n, C. Afamefuna, S. Ward, P. Weilerstein*, E. Caro*, M. Germer*, A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2021 article

COVID-19 as an Opportunity to Expand the Instructional Portfolio of STEM Librarians

Borycz, J., & Carroll, A. J. (2021, October 8). Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Vol. 10.

By: J. Borycz* & A. Carroll*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: J. Borycz* & A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: October 9, 2021

2021 journal article

Message of solidarity to Research Caucus members

Hypothesis, 32(1).

By: A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: November 14, 2020

2021 journal article

STEM Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) Tool Overlap Analysis in 2020: An Open Science Informed Approach Amid Pandemic Budgets

Journal of EScience Librarianship.

By: J. Borycz, A. Carroll* & H. Eskridge

Source: ORCID
Added: March 2, 2021

2021 journal article

Striving for equity: An update from the Journal of the Medical Library Association

Journal of the Medical Library Association, 109(3), 359–361.

By: K. Akers, E. Aaronson, K. Amos, K. Bartley, A. Carroll*, T. Chambers, J. Cyrus, E. Eldermire* ...

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: K. Akers, E. Aaronson, K. Amos, K. Bartley, A. Carroll*, T. Chambers, J. Cyrus, E. Eldermire* ...

MeSH headings : Libraries, Medical; Library Associations
Source: ORCID
Added: October 6, 2021

2021 journal article

Using digital environments to design inclusive and sustainable communities of practice in academic libraries

The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(5), 102380.

By: A. Carroll* & M. Mallon*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll* & M. Mallon*

author keywords: Communities of practice; Academic libraries; Online learning; Sustainability; Inclusive professional development; Virtual professional development
Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2021 conference paper

WIP: Developing a Virtual Information Literacy Training Program for a Multi-Disciplinary First-Year Engineering Program

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85124527773&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: A. Carroll, J. Borycz & J. Vernon

Contributors: A. Carroll, J. Borycz & J. Vernon

Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2020 journal article

Building visualization skills through investigating the Journal of the Medical Library Association coauthorship network from 2006–2017

Journal of the Medical Library Association, 108(2), 229–241.

By: R. Reznik-Zellen*, A. Carroll*, E. Harrington*, D. Joubert*, T. Nix* & K. Alpi*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: R. Reznik-Zellen*, A. Carroll*, E. Harrington*, D. Joubert*, T. Nix* & K. Alpi*

MeSH headings : Authorship; Humans; Intersectoral Collaboration; Libraries, Medical; Library Associations / statistics & numerical data; Periodicals as Topic / statistics & numerical data; Research / statistics & numerical data
Source: ORCID
Added: April 2, 2020

2020 journal article

Lab-Integrated Librarians: A Model for Research Engagement

College & Research Libraries, 81(1), 8–26.

By: A. Carroll*, H. Eskridge* & B. Chang n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll*, H. Eskridge* & B. Chang n

Source: ORCID
Added: May 9, 2020

2020 journal article

Roles for Health Sciences Librarians at College and University Libraries

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 4(94), 1–19.

By: J. Reed* & A. Carroll*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: J. Reed* & A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: May 23, 2020

2020 article

Thinking and Reading like a Scientist: Librarians as Facilitators of Primary Literature Literacy

Carroll, A. J. (2020, August 10). Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 8, pp. 295–307.

By: A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2020

2020 journal article

Thinking and Reading like a Scientist: Librarians as Facilitators of Primary Literature Literacy

Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 39(3), 295–307.

By: A. Carroll*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll*

MeSH headings : Curriculum; Humans; Librarians; Literacy; Reading; Students
Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2020 conference paper

Work in Progress: Integrating Information Literacy into a Multidisciplinary First-year Engineering Program

Carroll, A., Borycz, J., & Vernon, J. (2020, June).

By: A. Carroll*, J. Borycz* & J. Vernon*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: September 8, 2020

2020 conference paper

Works in Progress: Integrating information literacy into a multi-disciplinary first-year engineering program

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85095764953&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: A. Carroll, J. Borycz & J. Vernon

Contributors: A. Carroll, J. Borycz & J. Vernon

Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2020 journal article

“Why do we need an engineering library?”: Designing team-based liaison services for STEM educators and researchers

Portal, 20(4), 565–584.

By: H. Eskridge & A. Carroll*

Contributors: H. Eskridge & A. Carroll*

Source: ORCID
Added: July 13, 2022

2019 article

Investigating Emerging Roles for Medical Librarians at College and University Libraries

Carroll, A. J., & Reed, J. B. (2019, May 14). (Vol. 5). Vol. 5.

By: A. Carroll* & J. Reed

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

2019 report

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholars

In Ithaka S+R.

By: D. Cooper, R. Springer, J. Benner, D. Bloom, E. Carrillo, A. Carroll*, B. Chang*, X. Chen ...

Source: ORCID
Added: May 9, 2020

2019 journal article

Talent, Schmalent: An Instructional Design/Action Research Framework for the Professionalization of Teaching in Academic Libraries

JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP, 45(2), 110–118.

By: A. Carroll n & K. Klipfel*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n & K. Klipfel*

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 2, 2019

2019 journal article

Using information literacy to teach medical entrepreneurship and health care economics

Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(2), 163–171.

By: A. Carroll n, S. Hallman n, K. Umstead n, J. McCall n & A. DiMeo

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n, S. Hallman n, K. Umstead n, J. McCall n & A. DiMeo

MeSH headings : Biomedical Engineering / education; Economics, Medical; Entrepreneurship; Humans; Information Literacy; Information Seeking Behavior; Program Evaluation; Teaching
Source: ORCID
Added: April 16, 2019

2018 report

A Study of Research Support Service Needs for Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Researchers at North Carolina State University

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.20/35687

By: B. Chang, A. Carroll & C. Nickels

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 26, 2018

2018 journal article

A“I never knew I could be a teacher”: A student-centered mlis fellowship for future teacher-librarians

Portal, 18(2), 331–362.

By: R. Gammons, A. Carroll* & L. Carpenter

Contributors: R. Gammons, A. Carroll* & L. Carpenter

Source: ORCID
Added: January 21, 2020

2018 article

Better together: combining research and writing support for student scholars

Carroll, A. J., Corlett-Rivera, K., & Macri, L. (2018, July 1). Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2016, Vol. 7.

By: A. Carroll*, K. Corlett-Rivera & L. Macri

Sources: ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 conference paper

Board 9 : Work in Progress: Healthcare Economics and Information Literacy - Resources for Success in Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Education

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2018-June.

By: A. Carroll n, A. DiMeo n, J. McCall n, H. Ozturk n, K. Umstead n & S. Hallman n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n, A. Di Meo n, J. McCall n, H. Ozturk n, K. Umstead n & S. Hallman n

Source: ORCID
Added: January 21, 2020

2018 article

Engaging and Empowering High-Impact Educational Communities through Cross-Disciplinary Liaisonship

Carroll, A. J., & Garrett, J. (2018, March 19). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

By: A. Carroll* & J. Garrett

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2018 article

Healthcare economics and information literacy: Resources for success in undergraduate biomedical engineering education

Carroll, A. J., Hallman, S., Umstead, K., Ozturk, H., McCall, J. V., & DiMeo, A. J., Sr. (2018, June 29). (Vol. 6). Vol. 6.

By: A. Carroll*, S. Hallman*, K. Umstead, H. Ozturk, J. McCall & A. DiMeo

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2018 article

Replicating our Instructional Capacity: Developing Shared Workshops across Institutions

Lewis, D. M., Hayes, B. E., & Carroll, A. J. (2018, March 19). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

By: D. Lewis*, B. Hayes* & A. Carroll*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2018 article

Supporting medical innovation and entrepreneurship through curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction

Carroll, A. J., & Hallman, S. (2018, August 21). (Vol. 8). Vol. 8.

By: A. Carroll* & S. Hallman*

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2018 article

“I Never Knew I Could Be a Teacher”: A Student-Centered MLIS Fellowship for Future Teacher-Librarians

Gammons, R., Carroll, A. J., & Carpenter, L. I. (2018, April 30). (Vol. 4). Vol. 4.

By: R. Gammons, A. Carroll* & L. Carpenter

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Board # 2 :Integrating Medical Economic Perspectives through Information Literacy in a Biomedical Clinical Immersion Design Course (Work in Progress)

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, 2017-June.

By: A. Carroll n, A. DiMeo n, H. Ozturk n & J. McCall n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n, A. DiMeo n, H. Ozturk n & J. McCall n

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Lab-Integrated Librarians: Engagement with Unreachable Researchers

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2017-June.

By: A. Carroll n, B. Chang n & H. Eskridge n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n, B. Chang n & H. Eskridge n

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Lab-integrated librarians: Engagement with unreachable researchers

2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

By: A. Carroll*, B. Chang & H. Eskridge

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Sharing Our Success: Using a Teacher Training Program to Improve Information Literacy Instruction and Support MLIS Students

ACRL 2017 Conference. Presented at the Baltimore, MD. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2017/SharingOurSuccess.pdf

By: R. Gammons, L. Inge & A. Carroll

Event: at Baltimore, MD

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Collaborating for Success: A Case Study on Mentoring, Partnering, and Teaching

Collaborative Librarianship, 8(4). https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol8/iss4/8

By: M. Kellner, N. Tchangalova, R. Gammons, A. Carroll & D. Payne-Sturges

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2016 journal article

E-Book Perceptions and Use in STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines: A Comparative Follow-Up Study

Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(1), 131–162.

By: A. Carroll*, K. Corlett-Rivera, T. Hackman & J. Zou

Contributors: A. Carroll*, K. Corlett-Rivera, T. Hackman & J. Zou

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Flipping one-shot library instruction: using Canvas and Pecha Kucha for peer teaching

JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 104(2), 125–130.

By: A. Carroll n, N. Tchangalova* & E. Harrington*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: A. Carroll n, N. Tchangalova* & E. Harrington*

author keywords: Information Literacy; Educational Technology; Education; Distance/Methods; Teaching/Methods; Evidence-Based Practice/Education; Learning; Group Processes; Program Development; Humans; Libraries; Medical/Education
MeSH headings : Computer-Assisted Instruction; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods; Educational Measurement; Humans; Information Literacy; Information Storage and Retrieval / methods; Peer Group; Problem-Based Learning / methods; Students, Medical
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 conference paper

Part of the team: Lab-integrated research support and information literacy instruction

2016 Science Boot Camp Southeast at the University of Georgia.

By: A. Carroll

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

A cohort study of entry level librarians and the academic job search

Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. http://www.ala.org/nmrt/sites/ala.org.nmrt/files/content/oversightgroups/comm/schres/endnotesvol6no1/Article-ACohortStudyofEntryLevelLibrarians.pdf

By: J. Reed, A. Carroll & B. Jahre

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 journal article

“Scholarship is a Conversation”: Discourse, Attribution, and Twitter’s Role in Information Literacy Instruction

The Journal of Creative Library Practice. http://creativelibrarypractice.org/2015/03/11/scholarship-is-a-conversation/

By: A. Carroll & R. Dasler

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

A Booster Shot for Health Science Librarianship: Using Canvas and PechaKucha to Flip the Library Classroom

MAC-MLA Annual Meeting 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/1903/15858

By: A. Carroll, N. Tchangalova & E. Harrington

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

Employment

Updated: June 24th, 2019 21:36

2019 - present

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, US
Librarian for STEM Research University Libraries

2019 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Lead Librarian for Research Engagement University Libraries

2015 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Research Librarian for Engineering and Biotechnology University Libraries

2013 - 2015

University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MD, US
Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian University Libraries

2013 - 2013

Duke University Durham, NC, US
Field Experience Intern University Libraries

2012 - 2013

US Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park Campus Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Reference and Interlibrary Loan Intern Library

2012 - 2013

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
Graduate Research Assistant School of Information and Library Science

2012 - 2012

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Library Assistant Library

2012 - 2012

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Durham, NC, US
Technical Services Intern Library

2011 - 2011

US Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington, DC, US
Intern Digital Collections and Visitor Services

Education

Updated: September 18th, 2014 14:31

2011 - 2013

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, US
MSLS School of Information and Library Science

2006 - 2010

James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA, US
B.A., History College of Arts and Letters

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