Office Phone: (540) 432-4170
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: LB 205
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am and Thursdays 2:30-4pm, and available for research help appointments as needed.
Instructional Srvc Librarian
A California native, Stephanie moved to Virginia in 2004. She currently lives in Harrisonburg with her three children.
Before coming to EMU, Stephanie worked as a librarian at the Massanutten Regional Library and on staff at JMU. She completed her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Davis. Stephanie enjoys the challenge of helping students navigate through the information fog to help them find resources that are both appropriate and interesting for their research work.
Stephanie spends her free time with her family but loves to squeeze in a run or a trip to the yoga studio.
M.L.I.S., Florida State University
B.A., University of California, Davis
Bush, S. (2011). Book review: Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. LOEX Quarterly, 38(3), 2-3.
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
“Assessment in Action at Eastern Mennonite University” Virginia Independent Colleges and University Library Association. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA, 2016
“Measuring the Impact of a Library Drop-in Tutoring Service: Effects on Student Grades and Retention Rates at Eastern Mennonite University” Poster presented at:
American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2015
“Crossing the Limen: Co-teaching and Student Engagement.” Innovation in Pedagogy Summit. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA, 2015.
“Exempt But Not Equipped: Instruction and Assessment of Information Literacy Skills of First Year Students Not Enrolled in a First Year Writing Course” National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2014.
“From Collaboration to Co-Teaching: Is Co-Teaching an Effective Method for Integrating Information Literacy Instruction into First-Year Composition Courses?” WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2012.
“From Collaboration to Co-Teaching: Is Co-Teaching an Effective Method for Integrating Information Literacy Instruction into First-Year Composition Courses?” Information Literacy Summit- Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2012.
“From Collaboration to Co-Teaching: Is Co-Teaching an Effective Method for Integrating Information Literacy Instruction into First-Year Composition Courses?”
Information Literacy Summit- Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, 2012.
Church, Community and Professional Service
Board of Directors, Secretary- Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center
Honors, Awards and Grants
“Information Fluency in the Disciplines”- Training grant sponsored by The Council of Independent Colleges. 2016.
“Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success”- Educational grant from the Association of College and Research Libraries in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The program, a cornerstone of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative, is made possible by the Institution of Museum and Library Services. 2014-2015.
“Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible”- Exhibition grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and organized by the American Library Association Public Programs Office. 2012.
Risk and Reward Conference Travel Scholarship, Telluride, Colorado, 2012
Faculty Release Time Award, Eastern Mennonite University, 2013
EMU Quality Service Award- Second Quarter 2011-2012.
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Special Library Association
Virginia Library Association
Professional Conferences Attended
Innovation in Pedagogy Summit- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May 2015
National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, April 2014
R-Squared, Risk and Reward Conference- Telluride, CO, September 2012
WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use)- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2012
Information Literacy Summit- Illinois State University, Normal, IL, May 2012
Information Literacy Summit- Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, May 2012
American Library Association Annual Conference- Washington D.C. 2008, June 2010, June 2014
Virginia Library Association Annual Conference- October 2008
Seeing with the Self (Senior Seminar), Spring 2017
Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Library Task Force
Library Advisory Committee
Historical Library Committee