Dusty Ross

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


Liaison Areas:

  • Communication
  • Government and Justice Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • Political Science
    • Public Administration
  • Human Development & Psychological Counseling
  • Theatre and Dance

Library Responsibilities:

  • Information Literacy & Instruction - provide face-to-face, synchronous online, and asynchronous instruction and liaison services in Social Sciences, First Year Seminars, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum, and other areas as needed. 
  • Marketing and Outreach - Develop strategies to develop and promote best practices in online instructional pedagogy within the library, academic departments, and support programs. 
  • Instructional Materials – Create, design, and manage the instructional materials repository.
  • eLearning - Develop eLearning instructional tools and resources in consultation with the eLearning librarian.
  • Research Assistance and Public Services - Provide reference and research assistance in person and online and participate in team public services and programming initiatives.

 Education:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies, 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

Affiliations:

  • 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