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Felicia Smith

Head, Learning & Outreach


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Felicia's role in the library

I am the Head of the Learning & Outreach department for Stanford University Libraries. I supervise reference, outreach and instruction services. I coordinate library marketing and outreach activities, with a focus on increasing undergraduate engagement with library resources and services. I also provide research support for students in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). 

Professional activities

ABC-CLIO/Greenwood/Praeger Publisher's Editorial Advisory Board, 2013
Reference Services Review Editorial Advisory Board, 2010-2013
International Federation of Library Association (IFLA), 2008-Present
American Library Association (ALA), 2000–Present

Selected publications

Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, February 2011.

Smith, Felicia. 2009. Life Saving Library Outreach. In Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, edited by Carol Smallwood, ALA Publication. 
Smith, Felicia. 2009. Freedom Readers in a Juvenile Correctional Facility. In Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, edited by Carol Smallwood, ALA Publication.
Smith, Felicia. 2012. Helicopter Librarian: Expect the Unexpected. Library Journal, Aug. 28, 2012.

Smith, Felicia. 2007. Pirate-Teacher. Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 33, Number 2, pp. 276-288.
Smith, Felicia. 2007. Games for Teaching Information Literacy Skills. Library Philosophy and Practice, Volume 9, Number 2, April.

Smith, Felicia. 2006. Weary Helper: From Private to Librarian.

Smith, Felicia. 2007. Pursuit of Employment in the New Millenium.

Smith, Felicia. 2007. J.A.W.S. -- A Historical PerspectiveJournal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring.  
"Lovin' Libraries: Stanford Internship Program," presenter, October Conference for New England Academic Librarians, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, October 2013 (Invited)

“5-Minutes of a Day in the Life of the Pirate Librarian,” California Academic and Research Libraries Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2012.
“Outreach to Inmates: Kindles in Kiddie Jail," National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Princeton University, New Jersey, July 2010.
“YouTube, Second Life and Kindles in Library Instruction,” LOEX-of-the-West Conference, Mount Royal University, June 2010, Calgary, Alberta.
“Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye with Library Technology,” International Federation of Library Association, August 2009, Bologna, Italy.

More about Felicia

Before coming to Stanford, I worked at the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. Before that I worked at Medical, Business, and Public libraries. Interestingly enough, I was employed as a Certified Criminal Defense Private Investigator before becoming a librarian.


MLIS, Dominican University
BA, Public Relations, University of Illinois at Chicago