Alexander Carroll

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

Libraries, Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching and Learning

Alex Carroll, MSLS, AHIP, is the Librarian for STEM Research at the Vanderbilt University Libraries. Alex serves as a liaison librarian for the School of Engineering and STEM academic units within the College of Arts and Science, supporting the research of faculty and developing curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction programs for students in the sciences. Alex serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) and is a Senior member of MLA's Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). His research interests include information seeking behaviors and data practices of STEM researchers, mentoring emerging LIS professionals, 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.

Works (44)

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.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: April 2, 2020

2020 journal article

Roles for Health Sciences Librarians at College and University Libraries

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

By: 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). (Vol. 8). Vol. 8.

By: A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2020

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

Source: ORCID
Added: September 8, 2020

2019 article

Investigating Emerging Roles for Medical Librarians at College and University Libraries

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

By: A. Carroll & J. Reed

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

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 & 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, S. Hallman, K. Umstead, J. McCall & A. DiMeo

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

Retrieved from 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

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 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., Hayes, B. E., & Carroll, A. J. (2018, March 19).

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

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 conference paper

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, A. DiMeo, J. McCall, H. Ozturk, K. Umstead & S. Hallman

Source: ORCID
Added: January 21, 2020

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).

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, A. DiMeo, H. Ozturk & J. McCall

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Integrating instruction into the curriculum

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Library Workshop. Presented at the Raleigh, NC. Raleigh, NC.

By: A. Carroll

Event: at Raleigh, NC

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Lab-Integrated Librarians: Engagement with Unreachable Researchers

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

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

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

Lab-integrated librarians: Providing point-of-need research support and contextualized information literacy instruction

ACRL 2017 Conference. Presented at the Baltimore, MD.

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

Event: at Baltimore, MD

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

Scaffolding an LIS educational partnership: The UMD libraries research & teaching fellowship

Scaffolding an LIS educational partnership: The UMD libraries research & teaching fellowship. ALISE 2017 Annual Conference. Presented at the Atlanta, GA. Atlanta, GA.

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

Event: at Atlanta, GA

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. Baltimore, MD.

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

Event: at Baltimore, MD

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

The lab-integrated librarian: A user-centered engagement strategy for STEM communities

The Librarian’s Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) 2017 Annual Conference. Presented at the Chapel Hill, NC.

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

Event: at Chapel Hill, NC

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

“Don’t go it alone: Collaborating across institutions to provide bioinformatics instruction

2017 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting. Presented at the Staunton, VA.

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

Event: at Staunton, VA

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2016 journal article

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

Collaborative Librarianship, 8(4).

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

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: JMLA, 104(2), 125.

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

Sources: NC State University Libraries, 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

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
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.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Champagne Information Literacy Workshops on a Beer Budget

The Innovative Library Classroom 2015. The Innovative Library Classroom 2015.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 book review

Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication

[Review of ]. Library Quarterly.

By: A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

E-Book Use and Opinions at UMD

UMD Library Research & Innovative Practice Forum.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Librarians as Action Researchers: A Practical Framework for Evidence-Based Information Literacy Instruction

LOEX 2015 Annual Conference. LOEX.

By: K. Klipfel & A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Uncorking Learning: Flipping Library Instruction PechaKucha-Style

The Innovative Library Classroom 2015.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Using Canvas and PechaKucha to Facilitate Undergraduate Peer Teaching of Evidence Based Practice

2015 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting.

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

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.

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.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

A Very Embedded Librarian: Using Captive Audiences (and a Bus) to Build Collaborative Relationships

2014 Science Boot Camp Southeast.

By: A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

Landing Your First Academic Library Job: A Cohort Study of Recent Graduates from the UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science

American Library Association Annual Meeting 2014. American Library Association Annual Meeting 2014.

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

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

Preparing Medical Students for Residency: Efficacy of Evidence Based Medicine Instruction

Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2014. Medical Library Association.

By: A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2014 conference paper

The Retweet of Academia: Using Twitter to Improve Information Literacy Instruction

The Innovative Library Classroom 2014. The Innovative Library Classroom 2014.

By: A. Carroll & R. Dasler

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2013 conference paper

A Case Study of Narrative Marketing and Appreciative Inquiry in a Special Library

The Librarian’s Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Annual Research Forum. The Librarianś Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Annual Research Forum.

By: A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

2013 conference paper

Are Ebooks Used Equally Across the Disciplines?

Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Annual Meeting 2013. Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Annual Meeting.

By: T. Gray & A. Carroll

Source: ORCID
Added: December 6, 2018

Employment

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

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