Maggie Murphy

  • Assistant Professor, First-Year Instruction & Humanities Librarian
  • University Libraries, UNCG
  • mmurphy@uncg.edu

Maggie Murphy is an assistant professor and humanities librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her MLIS from Rutgers University and has previously worked in visual resources curation and reference at academic libraries in New York and Georgia. She currently serves as the co-moderator of the ARLIS/NA Visual Resources Division and the incoming convenor of the ACRL Image Research Interest Group, and is an active member of the ACRL Instruction Section Information Literacy in the Disciplines committee. Maggie wrote Teaching First-Year College Students: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and has presented at ACRL, LOEX, Library Instruction West, ARLIS/NA, and the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. In her current position, Maggie collaborates closely with first-year students, graduate teaching assistants, and researchers in arts and humanities disciplines towards the goal of ethical and critical information access, use, and creation.

There are 15 included publications by Maggie Murphy :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Analogy as Pedagogy: Using What Students Already Know in Library Instruction [Slides] 2018 101 Slides from a presentation given September 29, 2018 at the 2018 Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, GA.

Research shows well-crafted analogies are powerful tools for increasing student interest, motivation, a...
Authority Changes: Using the Framework to Teach Evaluation in an Art History Class [Slides] 2018 147 Presentation presented at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference at Radford University, Radford, VA, May 8-9th, 2018.
Customizable Leaflet Maps [slides] 2019 52 Slides from a presentation given at the Triangle Digital Humanities Institute at UNC (Chapel Hill) in May 2019. Learn about Leaflet, an easy-to-use open source JavaScript library for creating customizable interactive maps, in this hands-on workshop t...
Framework-based Instruction in Art History: From the First-Year Survey to the Senior Seminar [Poster] 2018 114 Poster presented at the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic & Southeast 2018 Joint Chapter Meeting on November 16, 2018 at the Virginia Commonwealth University James Cabell Library.
It Takes Three to Enhance: A Pilot Study of Collaboration in the Basic Course 2017 176 While instruction from the communication center and library has supported students and teaching for many years, we seek a more intentional collaboration between these support services and the basic communication course. This article follows a pilot c...
Let's get visual, visual! : new instructional approaches for information literacy [Slides] 2020 43 In this presentation, three members of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, Dana Statton Thompson, Sara Schumacher, and Maggie Murphy, will share teaching ideas and methods for instruction that utilize images or visual information. Attendees will lea...
A New Adventure?: Collaborating with First-Time Writing Instructors on "Teaching Research" [Slides] 2018 82 Slides from a presentation given at the Library Instruction West conference on July 19, 2018 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. Assignment-design consultations with librarians can be an easy sell for faculty members who have struggled...
On the same page: collaborative research assignment design with graduate teaching assistants 2019 111 Purpose: This paper aims to explore how collaborative research assignment design consultations between instruction librarians and new graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) have the potential to improve the design of research assignments for first-year ...
Orientation, Transition, and Retention Annotated Bibliography 2016 1029 An annotated bibliography on the current professional literature related to student orientation, transition, and retention in higher education.
Protest! A History of Social and Political Graphics [book review] 2020 19 Protest! A History of Social and Political Graphics is the latest book by Liz McQuiston, whose earlier works, including Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties (Phaidon, 1995) and Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st...
Reframing the Narrative: Developing Information Literacy Learning Outcomes using Backward Design and Consensus Decision Making [Slides] 2019 382 Slides from presentation given April 11, 2019 at the 2019 ACRL national conference in Cleveland, OH.

Two librarians will lead workshop participants through the process they used to develop new information literacy program learning outcomes a...
Revamping First Year Instruction Through Multiple Means [slides] 2019 50 Slides from a presentation given at the NCLA Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC, October 2019.
Swim Relay: Using a Medley of Techniques to Teach Information Literacy Concepts and Mechanics [Slides] 2019 53 Slides from a presentation given May 10, 2019 at the LOEX Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Instruction librarians are like swimmers competing in a medley relay race; we are often experts in different styles that can help our whole team go the di...
What does it meme? Visual literacy programming in the library through the language of memes [poster] 2019 476 Poster presented October 18, 2019 at the North Carolina Library Association conference in Winston-Salem, NC. This poster will describe a library outreach and instruction program centered around memes and visual literacy at UNC Greensboro. The program...
What we talk about when we talk about Wikipedia: Exploring scholarly inquiry and genre in contemporary art history through comparison [slides] 2019 48 Slides from a lightning talk presented November 7, 2019 at the ARLIS Southeast Chapter meeting at Strozier Library, Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.