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Elrod, Rachael

rachael-elrod-january-2016Head, Education Library
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
618 SW 12th Street
PO Box 117016
Gainesville FL 32611

Research Biography

Rachael Elrod is Head of the Education Library.


Ed.D.                  Higher Education Administration, University of Florida (in progress)

MSLS                 Library Science, University of Kentucky, 2008

M.Ed.                 Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville, 2002

B.S.                   Psychology and Sociology, Campbellsville University, 1999

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant University Librarian, Head, Education Library, University of Florida, 2014 – present

Assistant Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian, The Citadel, 2010 – 2014

Activities and Honors


South Carolina Campus Compact, Service Project of the Year, 2014

South Carolina Faculty Award for Service Learning, 2014


Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS)
Chair, Reference Sources and Services Committee, 2016-2018
Member, Advisory Council, 2016-2018

Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)
Member, Assessment Section Resources Committee, 2016-2018

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
Member, Top 20 Committee, 2016-2018
Chair, Liaison Committee, 2015-2016

Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC)
Member, Training Working Group, 2016-2017


Buhler, A., Cataldo, T., Faniel, I., Connaway, L., Graff, R., & Elrod, R. (2016). Research Students’ Information Choices: Determining Identity and Judging Credibility in Digital Spaces. Institute of Museum and Library Services, $491,822.

Reakes, P., Vargas-Betancourt, M., Dinsmore, C., Elrod, R., Espino, M., Perry, L., Taylor, N., Young, N., & Yellapantula, S. (2015). Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project – Phase II. National Digital Newspaper Project, $71,168.

Bharti, N., Gonzalez, S., & Elrod, R. (2015). Developing a 3D Printing Education Resources Collection. Smathers Libraries Strategic Opportunities Grant, $4,975. 

Selected Publications


Elrod, R. (2016). Tinkering with teachers: The case for 3D printing in the Education Library. Education Libraries.

Elrod, R. & Appling, B. (2015). Establishing a state-level open-access journal: The case of South Carolina Libraries. Against the Grain, 27(2), 46-48.

Elrod, R., Wallace, E., & Sirigos, C. (2012). Teaching information literacy: A review of 100 syllabi. The Southeastern Librarian, 60(2), 8-15.

Selected Links

Education Library http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/education/Index.aspx

Research Students’ Information Choices – IMLS Grant http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/RSIC

LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelelrod