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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). 

Course Guides by Felicia

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 2EP Spring 2014 Global Protest and Civil Unrest: The Rhetoric of Resistance Polk, Emily

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, CAApril 2012.
Outreach to Inmates: Kindles in Kiddie Jail," National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Princeton University, New JerseyJuly 2010. (*Note* Click images on presentation link to advance)
“A Day in the Second Life of Students of the Pirate Librarian,” LOEX-of-the-West Conference, Mount Royal UniversityJune 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