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Curriculum Vitae
Abigail Leigh Phillips
Address:

142 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone:

(229) 395-6161

E-mail:

alp07@my.fsu.edu

Website:

www.abigailleighphillips.com

Twitter:

@abigailleigh

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida

2012 – Present

Specialist, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida

2010 - 2014

Master of Science, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida

2006 - 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Anthropology, Minor: History, University of Georgia,
Athens, Georgia. Magna Cum Laude

2004 - 2006

Associate of Arts, Major: Anthropology, Minor: History, Darton College,
Albany, Georgia. Summa Cum Laude

2002 - 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant, School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

September 2014 - Present

Teaching Assistant, School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

August 2012 – August 2014

Editorial Intern, Journal of Education in Library and
Information Science (JELIS)

August 2012 – August 2013

Librarian I, Lee County Library, Leesburg, Georgia

July 2008 – July 2012

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Library Intern, Goldstein Library, School of Information Studies,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

May 2007 – August 2007

Library Assistant, Lee County Library, Leesburg, Georgia

August 2007 – June 2008

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
Professional Librarian Certification, Georgia
Library Grade 5B
License No. LIB005261

2008 – 2016

TEACHING
Undergraduate Level:
LIS 3103 Information and Society, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2013)
LIS 3103 Information and Society, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2013)
LIS 3267 Information Science, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2013)
LIS 3267 Information Science, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2014)
LIS 4772 Introduction to Consumer Health Informatics, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2014)
LIS 4389 Social Media Management, Teaching Assistant (Summer 2014)
LIS 4410 Societal Implications of the Information Age, Teaching Assistant (Summer 2014)
Masters Level:
LIS 5512 School Collection Development, Teaching Assistant, (Fall 2012)
LIS 5565 Information Needs of Young Adults, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012)
LIS5528 Storytelling, Teaching Assistant (Summer 2013)
Guest Lecturer:
LIS 3353 Technology for Information Professionals, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Spring 2013)
LIS 3353 Technology for Information Professionals, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Fall 2013)
LIS 3353 Technology for Information Professionals, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Spring 2014)

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LIS 4708 Perspectives on Information Technology, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Spring 2014)
LIS 4708 Perspectives on Information Technology, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Summer 2014)
LIS 5565 Information Needs of Young Adults, Masters course, School of Information, Florida State
University (Fall 2014)
LIS 4910 IT Project Management, Undergraduate course, College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University (Fall 2014)
LIS 4708 Perspectives on Information Technology, Undergraduate course, College of Communication
and Information, Florida State University (Fall 2014)
IFS 2041 Information Ethics for the 21st Century, Undergraduate honors course, College of
Communication and Information, Florida State University (Spring 2015)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Privacy, Anonymity, and Yik Yak: An Exploratory Study
During the 2014-2015 school year, I am serving as a research assistant to Dr. Warren Allen’s
experimental study of undergraduate perceptions regarding privacy and anonymity focusing on the
anonymous social networking app, Yik Yak. As a research assistant, I will assist in all aspects of this
project including literature searches, research design, study recruitment, data collection, data analysis,
and writing.
Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy as Means of Preventing Cyberbullying Among Young Adults
Information ethics is deeply rooted in the issue of cyberbullying. At the core of cyberbullying
are unethical online behaviors and the poor online relationships of youth. However, this is one area
where librarians and LIS researchers can help. This paper will introduce digital citizenship and digital
literacy as possible avenues for preventing cyberbullying from occurring among young adults.
Additionally, the paper will discuss the importance of including digital citizenship and digital literacy
in LIS curriculum. Digital citizenship is critical for the intervention of cyberbullying. Through training
on digital citizenship and digital literacy, librarians can educate young patrons on ethical, safe, and
responsible online activities. Along with instructing future librarians in the basics of digital literacy and
online behaviors, LIS educators must incorporate digital citizenship into relevant coursework.
Librarians can use this information and training to develop programming, workshops, and training
sessions for at-risk youth once employed in libraries.
Becoming Social: Exploring Library Services for Adults and Teens in Social Spaces
This in-progress book chapter is written in collaboration with Dr. Lorri Mon at Florida State
University. This chapter for Advances in Librarianship builds upon literature review and research into

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libraries and social networking to discuss how public libraries might better serve online users in social
spaces. This chapter has been accepted with publication expected early next year.
Let’s Facebook It: Promoting Library Services to Young Adults Through Social Media
In this exploratory mixed-method study, I investigate how librarians use social media to engage
with young adult patrons and what roles these librarians perceive social media as having for promoting
library services. Additionally, the professional roles and responsibilities young adult librarians perceive
themselves portraying to young adult patrons through their library’s social media presence are
examined. I am currently fine-tuning a paper for publication that focuses on the findings culled from
first part of the study (an online survey). I hope to write another paper looking at findings from the
second part of this study (in-depth interviews) early next year.
Cats in Space: Educating the Public While Searching for Cat Likeness in NASA Satellite Images
This project began as part of the 2014 NASA Space Apps Challenge. ‘Cats in Space’ is an
image collecting and organizing project, incorporating Flickr, Imgur, and Reddit. Users are encouraged
to upload, tag, and/or 'favorite' images of cat-like, cat-inspired, or cat-related images of Earth or space.
In addition to the Flickr, Imgur, and Reddit streams, an app has been developed
(http://catsinspace.x10.mx/) drawing from these streams. Through this engaging and playful approach,
users who are not familiar with satellite imagery of Earth and space will develop an interest while
searching for cat-likeness in landmasses, cloud formations, lakes, etc. While browsing NASA satellite
live streams and databases, users are exposed to the work that NASA is producing, the importance of
scientific research to the world around them, and the beauty of our planet and universe. My
collaborator, Julia Skinner, and I are currently working on a paper for publication about the potential
educational application for this app.

PUBLICATIONS
Referred Journal Articles:
Phillips, A. (2014). More than just books: Librarians as a source of support for cyberbullied young
adults. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 4(1). Retrieved from
http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2014/05/more-than-just-books-librarians-as-a-source-of-supportfor-cyberbullied-young-adults/.
Phillips, A. (2014). Systematic marketing facilitates optimal customer service: The marketing audit of
a rural public library system. Public Library Quarterly, 33(3), 1-16.
DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2014.937212
Phillips, A. (2014). What do we mean by library leadership? Leadership in LIS education. Journal of
Education in Library and Information Science, 55(4), 336-344.
Phillips, A. (Under Review). Facebooking it: Promoting library services to young adults through social
media. Public Libraries Quarterly.

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Mon. L., & Phillips, A. (Accepted). Becoming social: Exploring library services for adults and teens in
social spaces. Advances in Librarianship.
Invited Guest Blog Articles:
Phillips, A. (2013 September 22). How you too can transition from a librarian to a doctoral student.
Hack Library School. Retrieved from http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/tips-fortransitioning-from-librarian-to-phd-student/.
Phillips, A. (2014 February 28). Don’t panic! It’s only your first semester as a doc student.
Overworked TA. Retrieved from http://www.overworkedta.com/blog/2014/2/26/dont-panic-itsonly-your-1st-semester-as-a-doc-student.
Phillips, A., Skinner, J., Frasier, Z., Spears, L., & Yu, C. (2014 June 28). Why we decided on the
PhD. Hack Library School. Retrieved http://hacklibraryschool.com/2014/06/28/why-wedecided-on-the-phd.
Phillips, A. (2014 July 31). Politics schmolitics! What does politics have to do with libraries? Letters
to a Young Librarian. Retrieved from
http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/07/politics-schmolitics-what-do-politics.html.

PRESENTATIONS
Refereed Posters at Conferences:
Phillips, A. (2014 January). More than just books: Librarians as a source of support for cyberbullied
young adults. Presented during the Works-in-Progress poster session at the Association of
Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in Philadelphia, PA.
Phillips, A., Skinner, J., & Chatham, J. (2015 January 27). Cats in Space: educating the public while
searching for cat likeness in NASA satellite images. Presented during the Works-in-Progress
poster session at the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Annual Conference 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Phillips, A. (2015 January 27). What do librarians really think? Exploring librarians’ perceptions,
attitudes, and use of social media. Presented during the Work-in-Progress poster session at the
Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2015 in
Chicago, IL.
Non-Refereed Posters at Conferences:
Phillips, A. (2013 September 19). More than just books: Librarians as a source of support for
cyberbullied young adults. Presented at 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series at Florida State
University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Refereed Papers at Conferences:

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Phillips, A. (2015 January 29). Digital citizenship and digital literacy as means of preventing
cyberbullying among young adults. Presented during the Information Ethics Special Interest
Group panel session at the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Annual Conference 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Phillips, A. (2014 October 8). Let’s Facebook it: Promoting library services to young adults through
social media. Presented during the Library Research Seminar VI at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Georgia Hope Scholarship

2002-2006

Outstanding Student in Anthropology Award, Darton College

2004

Graduate Student Grant, Florida State University

2012- 2014

ALA Annual Student-to-Staff Scholarship, American Library Association

2013

NASA Space Apps Challenge, 2nd Place, Making Awesome, Tallahassee, Florida

2014

YALSA’s Board Fellowship Winner, America Library Association

2015-2016

FUNDED GRANTS
Collaborator, 21st Century Literacy Lecture Series Interdisciplinary Team 2013, Florida State
University

SERVICE
Committee Member, Academic Affairs Committee, School of Information, Florida State University
Committee Member, Development, Outreach, and Recruitment Committee, School of Information,
Florida State University
Committee Member, YALSA Competencies Update Taskforce, American Library Association
Committee Member, YALSA’s 2015-2016 Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee, American
Library Association
Co-Convener, Doctoral Student SIG, Association of Library and Information Science Education

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGRANIZATIONS
American Library Association (ALA)
American Library Association Student Chapter. Florida State University

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Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Florida Library Association (FLA)
Library Research Round Table (LRRT)
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)