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Samantha Godbey, MLIS, MA

Education Librarian, Associate Professor

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Samantha Godbey is a social-justice oriented educator serving as the library liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology. She earned her MLIS and teacher librarian credential from San Jose State University, her MA in Education from the University of California at Berkeley, and her BA in Italian from Yale University. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was a high school English teacher in California and a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Russian Far East. Her research interests include: information literacy instruction and assessment, especially for education students; the affective dimension of learning; and working with the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

Samantha has led national and international workshops on the ACRL Framework and is co-editor of the books Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses (ACRL, 2020) and Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL, 2017). She was the recipient of the UNLV Libraries' McPhee Librarian of the Year Award in 2018 and the Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award in 2020. 

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Information literacy instruction and assessment, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis methods, scholarly publishing