Lisa T. Abbott

Belk Library: Room 140
Instructional Materials Center
Education Librarian
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Liasion Areas

  • Reich College of Education

 Library Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Reich College of Education (COE) students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide library research instruction to upper level, graduate and doctoral students - face-to-face and virtually
  • Participate in the Library’s instruction and information literacy program
  • Provide one-on-one research consultations and reference services


  • MSLS, Florida State University
  • BA, Florida State University

Service Interests

  • American Library Association
  • North Carolina Library Association
  • Web Content Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons

Scholarly Interests

  • Information literacy
  • Services to doctoral and graduate students
  • Services to off-campus students

Other positions

  • Distance Education Reference Librarian, Appalachian State University Libraries
  • Assistant Department Head - Research & Information Services, North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Data Resources/Social Sciences Reference Librarian - Research & Information Services, NCSU Libraries
  • Head, Technical Reports Department - Government Documents, Texas A&M University


Abbott, L. T., Kreszock, M. H., Ochoa, L., & Purpur, G. M. (2013). Evolving technology, evolving roles for distance education librarians. In A. Sigal (Ed.), Advancing librarian education: Technological innovation and instructional design (pp. 197-212). Hershey, Pa: IGI Global.

Johnson, M., Purpur, G., Abbott, L.T. (2009). Learning to provide 3D virtual reference: A library    science assignment. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 3(3-4), 138‑147.

Abbott, L.T., Purpur, Geri. (2006). Experiments with online tools to deliver off‑campus library instruction. Journal of Library Administration, 45(3/4), 549‑50.

Abbott, Lisa T. and Argentati, Carolyn. (1995). GIS: A new component of public services. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 21(4), 251-256.