Dusty Ross

Dusty Ross
Phone number: 
(828) 262-2806
Office address: 
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 148
Job title: 
Lecturer Librarian
Assistant Professor
Learning and Research Services

Liaison Areas:

  • Communications
  • Government and Justice Studie
  • Theater and Dance

Library Responsibilities:

  • Participate in a robust library instruction program, providing in-person and online library instruction for the University’s general education program and course in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Work collaboratively with the humanities or social sciences faculty and library faculty to develop effective approaches to strengthening student’s information literacy skills.
  • Collaboratively develop and participate in library outreach and engagement programs.
  • Assist users in person and online with finding information, conducting research and using Library resources.


  • Master of Library and Information Sciences, 2020, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Online Teaching Certificate, 2020, Quality Matters
  • Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition, 2014, Appalachian State University
  • Master of Arts in English, 2012, Georgia State University 
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, 2006, Appalachian State University 

 Scholarly Interests:

  • Information Literacy
  • Assessment
  • Humanities Research Methods
  • Art and Literary Theory and Criticism 
  • Rhetoric and Composition


  • Member: American Library Association
  • Member: Association of College & Research Libraries
  • Member: Southeastern Library Association
  • Member: African Literature Association
  • Member: Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 
  • Member: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
  • Board Member: Banner Elk Book Exchange
  • Board Member: Western North Carolina Sculpture Center
  • Secretary: Watauga County Beekeepers Association