Sarah  Cooper
Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Academic Affairs
University Library
223 University Library

Sarah Cooper is a librarian in the Reference and Research services department. Before coming to Samford in 2017, she was a community college librarian. Her research interests include student outreach & engagement, digital source evaluation strategies, and information literacy.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MLIS from the University of Alabama
  • BA in English with a minor in Mass Communications from the University of Montevallo

Liaison Areas

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

  • Communications Studies
  • English
  • Journalism & Mass Communications

Selected Presentations

  • “Frankenstein and the Modern World” Case Study at the Samford Mini-Conference on Teaching and Learning, August 21, 2018.
  • “Transformative Learning through Powerful Assignments” Lightning Talk presentation at the California Conference for Library Instruction, June 1, 2018.
  • “Adventures in Micro-Outreach: Outreach to Small Populations in Community College Libraries,” poster presentation with Julie Kennedy at the Alabama Library Association Convention, April 2015.
  • “Outreach Wins and Fails: Best Practices in Academic Library Outreach,” presentation with Julie Kennedy at the Alabama Library Association Convention, April 2014.
  • “Library Resources and Services for Adjunct Instructors,” presentation, Joe Ford Center, Gadsden State Community College, 2014.
  • “Not Just for Students: Library Resources for Staff Members,” presentation/workshop with Sarah Pilkanis, Local Professional Development Day, Gadsden State Community College, 2013.

Professional Associations

  • Alabama Library Association
  • Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Southeastern Library Association