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Abigail Leigh Phillips

Address: 2830 Old Main Hill


Logan, Utah 84322
Phone: (435) 737-0072
E-mail: abigail.phillips@usu.edu
Website: abigailleighphillips.com
Twitter: @abigailleigh

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies, 2016
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Committee Chair: Marcia A. Mardis
Dissertation Title: The Empathetic Librarian:
Rural Librarians as a Source of Support for
Rural Cyberbullied Young Adults

Specialist, Library and Information Studies, 2014


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Focus: Leadership and Management

Master of Science, Library and Information Studies, 2008


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Focus: Children and Youth Services

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Anthropology 2006


University of Georgia, Athens, GA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, September 2016 - Current
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences,
Utah State University, Logan, UT
Supervisor: Victor R. Lee

Adjunct Professor, January - May 2018


School of Library and Information Studies,
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Adjunct Professor, January - May 2017

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School of Library and Information Studies,
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Adjunct Professor, May - August 2016


School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Adjunct Professor, January - May 2016


School of Library and Information Studies,
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Research Assistant, May 2015 – February 2018


American Libraries Magazine,
American Library Association, Chicago, IL

Lead Instructor, August 2015 - April 2016


School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Research Assistant, August 2014 - August 2015


School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Advisor: Warren Allen

Teaching Assistant, August 2012 - August 2014


School of Information,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Editorial Intern, August 2012 - August 2013


Journal of Education of Library
and Information Science (JELIS),
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Librarian, July 2008 - July 2012


Lee County Public Library, Leesburg, GA

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP


BOOKS:

Lee, V. R. & Phillips. A (Eds.). (in press). Reconceptualizing libraries: Possibilities for information
and learning sciences. Abington, U.K.: Routledge

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ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

Phillips, A., Recker, M., & Lee, V. R. (under review). A framework for characterizing 21st Century
school librarianship: How librarians enact innovative activities. School Libraries Research.

Phillips, A. (2017). Understanding empathetic services: The role of empathy in everyday library
work. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 8(1).

Phillips, A. (2015). Facebooking it: Promoting library services to young adults through social
media. Public Library Quarterly, 34(2), 1-20.

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. (2014). Systematic marketing facilitates optimal customer service: The marketing audit
of a rural public library system. Public Library Quarterly, 33(3), 1-16.

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).

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Phillips, A. (in press). Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”:
Implications for human-centered design. In Jen Golbeck (Ed.) Online Harassment. New
York, NY: Springer.

Phillips, A., Lee, V. R., & Recker, M. (in press). Supporting school librarian learning: New
opportunities for instructional technology collaboration with school librarians. In Robert
C. Branch (Ed.) Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. New York, NY: Springer.

Phillips, A. (2016). But what are teens doing online? Teenagers and digital media. In Paul G. Nixon,
Rajash Rawal, and Andreas Funk (Eds.) Digital Media Usage Across the Lifecourse. Surry,
England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Mon. L., & Phillips, A. (2015). Becoming social: Exploring library services for adults and teens in
social spaces. In Paul T. Jaeger and John Carol Bertot (Eds.) Advances in Librarianship, 39,
241-268.

INVITED EDITORIAL WORK:

Pho, A., McElroy, K., Gustavsen, N., Phillips, A., Deibel, K., & Fox, V. (Eds.) (2018, in press). Reserve
and renew: The LIS mental health zine.

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INVITED MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

Phillips, A. (2016). Highlights-The life of a Young Adult Library Services Association Board Fellow.
Young Adult Library Services (YALS), Summer Issue, 4-6.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Phillips, A., & Anderson, A. (2018). Cyberbullying, digital citizenship, and youth with Autism:
Global LIS education as a piece in the puzzle. In Wang, P., Green, A., & Assefa, S.(Eds.),
Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual
Conference 2018. Denver, CO: ALISE.

Phillips, A. (2018). Regarding empathy in the profession: An investigation into empathetic


librarianship, school and public libraries, and serving youth. In Wang, P., Green, A., &
Assefa (Eds.), Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education
Annual Conference 2018. Denver, CO: ALISE.

Lee, V. R., Lewis, W., Searle, K. A., Recker, M., Hansen, J., & Phillips, A. (2017). Supporting
interactive youth maker programs in public and school libraries: Design hypotheses and
first implementations. In P. Blikstein & D. Abrahamson (Eds.), Proceedings of Interaction
Design and Children (IDC) 2017. Stanford, CA: ACM.

Phillips, A., Lee, V. R., Hansen, J, & Recker, M. (2017). Librarians in transition: Investigating CSCL
potentials within the school library. In Brian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, and
Kyu Yon Lim (Eds.), Proceedings of Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in
CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
2017, Volume 1. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of Learning Sciences.

Phillips, A. (2016). The empathetic researcher: Applying research methods from anthropology to
LIS. In Lin and Khoo (Eds.), Proceedings of iConference 2016: Partnership with Society.
Philadelphia, PA: iSchools.

PRESENTATIONS
REFEREED PAPERS AT CONFERENCES - INTERNATIONAL:

Allen, W. & Phillips, A. (to appear). Consensus analysis of shared beliefs among young adults
about anonymity in social media. Submitted to the International Conference of Social
Media and Society 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lee, V. R., Recker, M., & Phillips, A. (to appear). Conjecture mapping the library: Iterative
refinements toward supporting maker learning activities in small community spaces.

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Submitted to the International Conference of the Learning Science 2018.

Cain, R., Phillips, A., & Lee, V. R. (2018). Making her way, One youth’s path to well-developed
interest in digital fabrication. NARST Annual International Conference 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Phillips, A., Lewis, W., Hansen J., Lee, V. R., & Recker, M. (2017). Bringing making to rural and
small libraries: Design hypotheses for youth maker program development. Digital Media
and Learning (DML) at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA.

Coleman, L-E., & Phillips, A. (2017). Understanding empathy in the profession. Inclusive Museum
International Conference 2017 in Manchester, U.K.

REFEREED PAPERS AT CONFERENCES - NATIONAL:

Phillips, A. & Anderson, A. (to appear). Teens on the Autism Spectrum and digital citizenship:
Identifying the potential for public librarian support. YALSA Young Adult Services
Symposium 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Cain, R., Phillips, A., & Lee, V. R. (2017). Finding her niche in making, one youth’s interest
development over multiple years of working in a makerspace. Learning Sciences Graduate
Student Conference 2017 in Bloomington, IN.

Phillips, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). Opportunities for youth library services: Cyberbullying and
patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Library Research Round Table Forum at
ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Phillips, A. (2015). Digital citizenship and digital literacy as means of preventing cyberbullying
among young adults. Ethics Special Interest Group Panel Session, Association of Library
and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Phillips, A. (2014). Let’s Facebook it: Promoting library services to young adults through social
media. Library Research Seminar VI in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES - INTERNATIONAL:

Phillips, A. (2017). Finding what fits: Approachability of makerspaces and making in the library.
Libraries 2.017: Makerspaces Virtual Conference.

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES - NATIONAL:

Phillips, A., Dallas, S., & Muri, S. (to appear). The librarian's dilemma: How would you respond.
American Library Association Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans, LA

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Phillips, A., Burns, D., Grove, C. (2018). Advancing mental health within the profession: Techniques
and narratives for increased understanding. American Libraries Live.

Phillips, A. (2015). You have my empathy: What does empathy look like in the library? American
Library Association Annual Conference 2015 in San Francisco, CA.

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES – REGIONAL:

Phillips, A., Rogowski, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2018). STEM-geared Making for the busy librarian.
Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) Annual Conference 2018 in West
Valley City, UT.

Hansen, J., Phillips, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (2017). Makerspaces and school libraries: From
librarianship practices to implementation strategies. Utah Library Association Annual
Conference 2017 in Sandy, UT.

INVITED SPEAKER AT CONFERENCES - INTERNATIONAL:

Phillips, A. (2017). Making in the library and connected learning. In Crystle Martin & Linda Braun
(Workshop Facilitators), Connecting youth interests to success: Frameworks and strategies
for informal educators. Digital Media & Learning (DML) Conference 2017 in Irvine, CA.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES - NATIONAL:

Phillips, A. (2016). Assessing and improving your library's social media presence. Jewish Library
Association Annual Conference 2016 in Charleston, SC.

Phillips, A. (2015). Cyberbullying and the public librarian: How can I help? Public Library
Association. Webinar.

INVITED PANELS AT CONFERENCES - NATIONAL:

Phillips, A. (to appear). New Member Round Table Presidential Program. American Library
Association Annual Conference 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

Phillips, A. (2017). New Member Round Table Orientation Session. American Library Association
Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago, IL.

REFEREED POSTERS AT CONFERENCES - INTERNATIONAL:

Wood, J., Phillips, A., & Mardis, M. (2016). Public and school libraries in the Florida Panhandle:
Straddling the Digital Divide. Poster Session at 8th International Conference on Qualitative

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and Quantitative Methods in Libraries in London, UK

REFEREED POSTERS AT CONFERENCES - NATIONAL:

Lee, V. R., Recker, M., & Phillips A. (to appear). An asset-based framework for youth maker
development in libraries. Structured poster session at the American Education Research
Association (AERA) 2018 in New York, NY.

Phillips, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). Cyberbullying and young patrons with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD). Works-in-Progress poster session at the Association of Library and
Information Science (ALISE) Annual Conference 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Phillips, A. (2016). The empathetic librarian: Rural librarians as a source of support for
cyberbullied rural young adults. Work-in-Progress poster session at the Association of
Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2016 in Boston,
MA.

Phillips, A. (2015). What do librarians really think? Exploring librarians’ perceptions, attitudes, and
use of social media. Work-in-Progress poster session at the Association of Library and
Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Phillips, A., Skinner, J., & Chatham, J. (2015). Cats in Space: Educating the public while searching
for cat likeness in NASA satellite images. Works-in-Progress poster session at the
Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2015
in Chicago, IL.

Phillips, A. (2014). More than just books: Librarians as a source of support for cyberbullied young
adults. Work-in-Progress poster session at the Association of Library and Information
Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

REFEREED POSTERS AT CONFERENCES – REGIONAL:

Rogowski, A., Phillips, A., Lee, V., & Recker, M. (to appear). STEM-geared Making for teens in the
library. Utah Library Association (ULA) Annual Conference 2018 in Provo, UT.

Cain, R., & Phillips, A. (2017 April 13). From participant to mentor, A case study of youth interest
development in a Makerspace. Student Research Symposium at Utah State University in
Logan, UT.

MENTORSHIP

Tegan Beese, Master’s in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) Student, School of Information

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Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jenny Hansen, former Master’s in Instructional Technology Student, Department of Instructional


Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University

Ryan Cain, Doctoral Student, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences,
Utah State University

Research and Writing Rally (RAWR) Group, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning
Sciences, Utah State University

Daniel Becker, Business and Humanities Librarian, Madeleine Clark Wallace, Wheaton College

Dylan Burns, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

TEACHING
Adjunct
Masters Level:

Introduction to Public Libraries, Spring 2016; 2017; 2018


School of Library and Information Studies,
Valdosta State University

Assessing and Improving Your Library’s August, 2016; June 2017; February 2018
Social Media Presence,
Library Juice Academy
Sacramento, CA

Undergraduate Level:

Social Media Management, Summer 2016


College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

Lead Instructor
Undergraduate Level:

Introduction to Information Science, Fall 2015; Spring 2016


College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

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Teaching Assistant
Masters Level:

Introduction to Instructional Design, Spring 2018


Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences,
Utah State University, Logan, UT

Foundations of Information Professionals, Summer 2015


School of Information,
Florida State University

Introduction to Storytelling, Summer 2013


School of Information,
Florida State University

School Collection Development, Fall 2012


School of Information,
Florida State University

Information Needs of Young Adults, Fall 2012


School of Information,
Florida State University

Undergraduate Level:

Social Media Management, Summer 2014; 2015


College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

Societal Implications Summer 2014


of the Information Age,
College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

Introduction to Consumer Spring 2014


Health Informatics,
College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

Introduction to Information Science, Fall 2013; Spring 2014


College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

Information and Society, Fall 2013; Spring 2013

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College of Communication and Information,
Florida State University

AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS


Frances Henne Research Grant, 2018
Young Adult Library
Services Association (YALSA)($1000)

Beta Phi Mu, 2016 - Present


LIS Honor Society

Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) 2016


Travel Grant,
Florida State University ($500)

Sunshine State Library 2015 - 2016


Leadership Institute (SSLLI)
Florida Department of State

YALSA Board Fellowship, 2015 - 2016


America Library Association ($1500)

Dissertation Research Grant, 2015 - 2016


Florida State University ($1000)

NASA Space Apps Challenge, 1st Place, 2015


Making Awesome, Tallahassee, FL

Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) 2015


Travel Grant,
Florida State University ($500)

NASA Space Apps Challenge, 2nd Place, 2014


Making Awesome, Tallahassee, FL

Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) 2014


Travel Grant,
Florida State University ($500)

ALA Annual Student-to-Staff Scholarship, 2013


American Library Association (~$1500)

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Collaborator, 2012 - 2013
21st Century Literacy Lecture Series,
Florida State University

Graduate Student Grant, 2012 - 2015


Florida State University ($700 per semester)

Georgia Hope Scholarship, 2002 - 2006


Board of Education, State of Georgia

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES
Regular reviewer for Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
Regular reviewer for American Library Association
Regular reviewer for Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)
Regular Reviewer for School Library Research (SLR)
Regular reviewer for School Libraries Worldwide (SLW)

SERVICE
Professional:

Co-Chair, Special Interest Group Youth Services, Association of Library and Information Science
Education, 2018 - 2019

Treasurer, Special Interest Group Information Ethics and Policy, Association of Information Science
and Technology, 2017 - 2018

Juror, Florida Book Awards Jury, 2016 - 2019

Secretary/Treasurer, Library Research Round Table, 2017 - 2019, American Library Association

Taskforce Member, Presidential Advisory Taskforce, Young Adult Library Services Association,
2017 - 2018, American Library Association

Member, Youth Services Round Table, Utah Library Association (ULA)

Chair, Nominating Committee, New Members Round Table, 2017 - 2018, American Library
Association

Member, Special Interest Group Youth Services, Association of Library and Information Science
Education

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Member, Special Interest Group Information and Learning Sciences (InfoLearn), Association for
Information Science & Technology

Member, Research Journal Advisory Board, Young Adult Library Services Association, 2017 - 2018,
American Library Association

Member, Publications Committee, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 2017 - 2018,


International Society of Learning Sciences

Member, Governance Committee, New Members Round Table, 2017 - 2018, American Library
Association

Member, Governance Nominating Committee, Young Adult Library Services Association, 2015 -
2018, American Library Association

Chair, American Library Association 2017 Local Arrangements Committee, Young Adult Library
Services Association, 2016 - 2017, American Library Association

Member, American Library Association Conference Committee, Young Adult Library Services
Association Representative, 2016 - 2017, American Library Association

Member, American Library Association Committee on Professional Ethics, Young Adult Library
Services Association Representative, 2016 - 2017, American Library Association

Member, Nominating Committee, New Members Round Table, 2016 - 2017, American Library
Association

Member, Governance Committee, New Members Round Table, 2015 - 2017, American Library
Association

Doctoral:

Member-At-Large, Library Research Round Table, 2015 - 2017, American Library Association

Member, American Library Association Annual Local Arrangements Committee, Young Adult
Library Services Association, 2015 - 2016, American Library Association

Member, Leadership Development Committee, 2015 - 2016, Florida Library Association

Member, Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee, Young Adult Library Services Association,
2014 - 2016, American Library Association

Chair, Doctoral Student Special Interest Group, 2015-2016, Association of Library and Information

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Science Education

Co-Convener, Doctoral Student Special Interest Group, 2014 - 2015, Association of Library and
Information Science Education (ALISE)

Member, Special Interest Group Doctoral Student, Association of Library and Information Science
Education

Member, Special Interest Group Youth Services, Association of Library and Information Science
Education

Member, Competencies Update Taskforce, Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 - 2015,
American Library Association

Librarian:

Board Member, Lee County Family Connection, 2010-2012, Lee County, GA

Library Representative, Lee County Family Connection, 2009-2012, Lee County, GA

Library Representative, Leadership Lee, 2008-2009, Lee County, GA

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Library Association (ALA)

American Association for School Librarians (AASL)

Library Research Round Table (LRRT)

New Members Round Table (NMRT)

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Cache Valley Library Association (CVLA)

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International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS)

Utah Library Association (ULA)

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