Alex McAllister

Alex McAllister
Alex McAllister
Phone number: 
(828) 262-8472
Fax number: 
(828) 262-2773
Office address: 
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 227
Job title: 
Coordinator of Collection Management
Associate Professor
Collection Management Services

Liaison Areas

  • Art
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy and Religion


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University (in progress)
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science,  University of South Carolina at Columbia
  • MM, Music History, University of South Carolina at Columbia
  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Library Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the collection activities of the Collection Management Team.
  • Communicate with department faculty in my subject areas about curricular and research needs and to provide them with information on library services and collection development
  • Perform research consultations and reference service for faculty and students
  • Perform library instruction for selected classes


Scholarly Interests

  • Humanities research methods and methodologies
  • Collection development and other library science issues in the humanities
  • Poststructural theories of Derrida, Foucault, etc.
  • Critical theory and border pedagogy
  • Iconology of the lute in Seventeenth-Century Dutch genre paintings