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Courtney Baron

Oxford College of Emory University
Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services
Oxford, GA
Courtney Baron is the Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services at Oxford College of Emory University. She leads the Research Practices and Events teams and coordinates the information literacy instruction program and outreach initiatives for the Oxford College Library. She serves on a number of groups within the Emory Libraries, including the Instruction Steering Committee, Student Services Taskforce, Information Literacy Framework Taskforce, Assessment Integration Group, and Wikipedia Working Group. Courtney co-leads the Instructor Development Community of Practice (ID-COP), a working group for teaching librarians at Emory. At Oxford College, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Academic Excellence and the International Students Advisory Committee. She received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Classical Archaeology and Latin from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University.

Baron currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA Archaeology and Classics SIG and is the incoming Vice Moderator of the Academic Library Division. She is the Junior Co-Chair of the Summer Educational Institute, an annual workshop focused on visual resources and digital humanities, sponsored by ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, visual literacy, game-based learning, and providing library services to the arts and humanities.