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JULIA

G. FEERRAR
EDUCATION

M.S. in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014


Masters Project: Building Concept-Based Videos for Library Instruction

B.A. in English, Dickinson College, 2012



Honors in English, Magna Cum Laude
Thesis: H.D., Epistolary Poet: Bridging Schism[s] of Consciousness in Trilogy

Certificate: ACRL 2015 Immersion Program, Teacher Track, August 2015


EMPLOYMENT

Coordinator for Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Programs, Aug. 2016 Present
Learning Services Librarian, 2014 2016
University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Rank: Assistant Professor, April 2016 Present; Lecturer, 2014 2016

Research Assistant, Instruction and Programs, 2013 2014
Research & Design Lab Student Assistant, 2013
House Undergraduate Library, University of North Carolina


Graduate Student Assistant, 2013 2014
Park Library, School of Journalism and Mass Comm., University of North Carolina

Peer Writing Tutor, 2010 2012
Eberly Writing Center, Dickinson College




COURSES TAUGHT

GRAD 5124 Library Research Skills English, Fall 2016




PRESENTATIONS

Feerrar, J. & Burton, K. (2016, Oct.) Desperately seeking Dumbledore: The value of mentorships
throughout your career. Presentation at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference
2016, Hot Springs, VA. [Upcoming].

Feerrar, J. & Miller, R. K. (2016, May). Building a balanced portfolio: Investing in TAs and other
contingent faculty. Presentation at The Innovative Library Classroom 2016, Radford, VA.

Feerrar, J. & Miller, R.K. (2016, May). Reaching over the fence: Building partnerships with new
teaching neighbors. Presentation at LOEX 2016, Pittsburgh, PA.

Feerrar, J. & Miller, R.K. (2015, Oct.). Student, teacher, and partner: Understanding and
supporting the many roles of graduate teaching assistants. Presentation at VLACRL Conferencewithin-a-Conference during the 2015 Virginia Library Association Annual Conference,
Richmond, VA.
Feerrar, J. (2015, March). The teaching portfolio: A tool for self-assessment, development, and
community building. Lightning Talk at the Librarians Association at UNC Chapel Hill Conference,
Chapel Hill, NC.

Feerrar, J., MacDonald, A., & McMichael, J. (2014, May). Let the distance bring us together:
Using concept-based videos to improve library instruction. Presentation at The Innovative
Library Classroom, Radford, VA.


PUBLICATIONS

Feerrar, J. (2016). Designing stories: A storytelling approach to tutorial videos. In B. West, K.


Hoffman, & M. Costello (Eds.). Creative approaches to instructional design in libraries: Moving
from theory to practical application. Chicago: ACRL Press. [Forthcoming Fall 2016]

Feerrar, J. & Miller, R. K. Reaching over the fence: Building partnerships with new teaching
neighbors. 2016 LOEX Conference Proceedings (Library Orientation Series No. 49).
[Forthcoming Fall 2016]

Ammidown, S., Bowley, C., Chou, R. L., Coleman, K., Eaker, C., Feerrar, J., ... & Dodd Hall, L.
(2013). The HLS Guide to Library School. Available from: http://hacklibschool.pressbooks.com
and http://hdl.handle.net/10760/20118.

Hack Library School Blog, contributing writer, Sep. 2012 May 2014.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE

American Library Association, 2012 Present



Association of College & Research Libraries, 2014 Present
Instruction Section, 2015 Present
ACRL Instruction Section Professional Education Committee, 2016-2018
ACRL Immersion Program Committee, 2016-2018

Virginia Library Association, 2014 Present

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New Members Round Table Forum, Vice-Chair, 2015 Present; Secretary/Treasurer,


2014 2015
VLA 2016 Conference Committee, 2015 Present
LEO: Libraries Exchange Observation, Co-Coordinator, 2015 Present
The Innovative Library Classroom Steering Committee, 2014 Present
Virginia Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014 Present
VLA 2015 Conference Committee, 2014 2015


North Carolina Library Association, 2012 2014


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Virginia Tech
University Curriculum Committee for General Education, 2016 Present
University Curriculum Committee / UCCGE Ad Hoc Committee, 2016 Present
VT Women Connect, Advisory Board Member, 2015 Present

Virginia Tech University Libraries
Library Faculty Association Secretary, 2016 2017
Digital Literacy Task Force, Summer 2016
Search Committee: Learning Services Librarian, 2016
Search Committee: Informatics Project Coordinator, 2016
Library Faculty Association Professional Development Committee, 2015 2016
Social Committee, 2014 Present
Search Committee: Learning Services & Educational Technology Librarian, 2015
Library Faculty Association Website Task Force, 2015

UNC University Libraries
Librarians Association at UNC Chapel Hill, 2013 2014
LAUNC-CH 2014 Conference Committee, 2013 2014


HONORS AND AWARDS

Professional
ACRL 2015 Immersion Program Scholarship, Teacher Track, 2015

Academic
Beta Phi Mu Honor Society, Inductee, 2015
Margaret Ellen Kalp Fellowship, 2012; 2013
Honors in English: 1 of 2 awarded Honors out of 40 English theses, 2012
Ruth Sellers Maxwell Prize in English Literature, 2011; 2012
John Montgomery Merit Scholarship, 2009-2012
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