(last updated August 25, 2016)
Learning Services Librarian; 9/2016
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Instruction Librarian; 2/2013-9/2016
McConnell Library, Radford University
o Provide reference services to students, faculty, staff, and community members
o Design and provide research instruction for students (approximately 50 sessions per semester)
o Create online guides that provide students with relevant resources for each class taught
o Serve on the student outreach committee
Refereed Journal Articles:
Craig Arthur. (2015). Kool Aid, frozen pizza, and academic integrity: Learning from Mac Miller’s mixtape missteps. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 20(3-4), 127-134. doi: 10.1080/10875301.2015.1109572
Craig Arthur. (2015). Predatory publishing: How not to fall prey. Virginia Libraries, 61(1), 33-36.
A. Kwame Harrison & Craig Arthur. (2011). Reading Billboard 1979-1989: Exploring rap music’s emergence through the music industry’s most influential trade publication. Popular Music and Society, 34(3), 309-326. doi: 10.1080/03007766.2010.522806
Anthony Samad. (2013). March on, march on ye mighty host: The comprehensive history of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Washington: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 2013.
“Started with anti-plagiarism workshops now we’re here: Drake meets library instruction.” Lightning talk presented at The Innovative Library Classroom.
May 12, 2016. Radford, Virginia.
Craig Arthur and Alyssa Archer. “‘A sample is a tactic’: Hip hop pedagogy in the library classroom.” Interactive workshop presented at LOEX 2016.
May 7, 2016. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“‘Add in any credit you heard thus far’: Sampling and the research process.” Webinar presented as a part of Urban Librarians Unite “Coffee Break” series.
April 5, 2016.
A. Kwame Harrison, Craig Arthur, and Ali Colleen Neff. “Teaching ‘Black music’ as a diversity initiative and pedagogical intervention.” Practice session presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.
February 11, 2016. Blacksburg, Virginia.
Craig Arthur and Alyssa Archer. “‘If we would not, people could’ve forgot’: Hip hop pedagogy and the academic research process.” Session presented at Words, Beats, and Life, Inc.’s 8th Annual International Teach-In.
November 12, 2015. Washington, District of Columbia.
Katelyn Tucker and Craig Arthur. “Central for all students: Creating diverse academic library instruction & programming.” Session presented at the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ conference.
October 23, 2015. Richmond, Virginia.
Rebecca K. Miller, Anita Walz, Craig Arthur, and Ashley Faulkner. “Exploring openness in libraries.” Panel presented at the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ conference.
October 22, 2015. Richmond, Virginia.
Craig Arthur, Crasha Townsend, and Alyssa Archer. “Stone soup: How your library can partner to make your programming more inclusive.” Session presented at the Metrolina Library Association Annual Conference.
June 11, 2015. Charlotte, North Carolina.
Craig Arthur and Alyssa Archer. “‘Now you want to sue me, but fans never boo me’: Sampling and academic integrity.'” Session presented at the Metrolina Library Association Annual Conference.
June 11, 2015. Charlotte, North Carolina.
“‘Can you kick it?’: Bringing hip hop pedagogy to the library classroom.” Session presented at The Innovative Library Classroom.
May 12, 2015. Radford, Virginia.
“College radio, hip hop pedagogy, and doing it live in the mix.” Guest instruction session for A. Kwame Harrison’s “Black Aesthetics” Africana Studies course (AFST 277) at Virginia Tech.
April 14, 2015. Blacksburg, Virginia.
A. Kwame Harrison, Craig Arthur, and Ali Colleen Neff. “Leaders of the new school: Applying a hip-hop studies paradigm to the first year experience.” Practice session presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.
February 6, 2015. Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jennifer Resor Whicker, Lisa Vassady, Alyssa Archer, and Craig Arthur. “’Me learning’: A constructivist approach to web evaluation.” Session presented at the Metrolina Library Association Conference.
June 12, 2014. Charlotte, North Carolina.
“#TurnUpForResearch: Successfully infusing library instruction with popular culture.” Lightning talk presented at The Innovative Library Classroom.
May 13, 2014. Radford, Virginia.
“Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance.” Guest instruction session for Nikki Giovanni’s “The Harlem Renaissance” University Honors course (CRN 16589) at Virginia Tech.
April 8, 2014. Blacksburg, Virginia.
Craig Arthur and Nikeshia Womack, “Understanding issues of equity and inclusion.”
Poster presented at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference (Diversity & Outreach Fair).
June 23, 2012. Anaheim, California.
Craig Arthur and Nikeshia Womack, “Palmer Memorial Institute’s history as told by its financial records.” Poster presented at the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ Annual Meeting.
March 30, 2012. Greensboro, North Carolina.
Student Engagement Committee, Member; 5/2015-Present
McConnell Student Library Advisory Group, Co-Advisor; 9/2013-Present
Library Personnel Committee, Member; 7/2014-6/2016
Collection Development Committee, Member; 2/2013-5/2015
o Department of Accounting, Finance, & Business Law
o Department of Economics
o Department of Health & Human Performance
Library Research Awards Committee, Member; 2/2014-5/2014, 2/2015-5/2015
Winesett Book Collecting Awards Committee, Member; 7/2013-11/2013, 7/2014-11/2014
Stress Buster Committee, Member; 2013-Present
Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Day of Service Committee, Co-Chair; 10/2013-Present
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Campus Advisor; 4/2014-Present
Black History Month Programming Committee, Member; 10/2013-Present
Diversity Dialogue Committee, Member; 8/2013-Present
Diversity and Equity Action Committee (Internal Governance), Secretary; 9/2014-Present
Greek Life Office’s Standards Of Excellence Awards, Judge; 2/2014-4/2014
Helping Eradicate Homelessness with Resources, Opportunities, & Supplies (HEHROS) Committee; 4/2016-Present
Highlander Day Prospective Students Open House, Volunteer; 4/2014
Housing and Residential Life’s PRIDE Awards, Judge; 4/2014
Living Library Committee, Member; 4/2013-Present
Scholar Citizen Initiative (QEP) Committee, Member; 6/2013-Present
QUEST New Student Orientation, Volunteer; 2013-Present
Craig Arthur & Timothy Ledna. The Heart of Higher Education Faculty Book Club.Facilitated in conjunction with Radford University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. February through May, 2016. Radford, Virginia.
Craig Arthur & Katelyn Burton. “Open Educational Resources and Radford University: Starting the discussion.” Our Turn workshop facilitated by Radford University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. January 14, 2016. Radford, Virginia.
Engaging Ideas Book Club. Facilitated in conjunction with Radford University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. September through November, 2015. Radford, Virginia.
“An introduction to digital DJing.” Our Turn workshops facilitated by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
January, 14, 2015, January 14 & May 15, 2014. Radford, Virginia.
Candice Benjes-Small & Craig Arthur. “Predatory publishing: How not to fall prey.” Faculty workshop facilitated in McConnell Library.
February 4, 2014. Radford, Virginia.
Candice Benjes-Small & Craig Arthur. “SuperSearch to the rescue!: An introduction to McConnell Library’s new discovery tool.” Our Turn workshop facilitated by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
January 14, 2014. Radford, Virginia.
Virginia Library Association; 2010-Present
o New Members Roundtable, Programming Chair; 10/2013-10/2015
The Innovative Library Classroom Conference, Committee Member; 10/2013-Present
American Library Association; 2010-2014
o New Members Roundtable, Liaison to Social Responsibilities Round Table
o Social Responsibilities Round Table
o Association of College and Research Libraries
Recognizing Excellence in Diversity (R.E.D.)’s Diversity in the Community Award;
April 21, 2016
Center for Diversity & Inclusion
I.M.A.G.E. Distinguished Leadership Award; April 27, 2015
Department of Student Activities
Dana Library Archival Fellow; 2012-2013
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Institute of Jazz Studies
Master of Library and Information Studies
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Public and Urban Affairs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; 2006
Selected Relevant Experience
Reference and Instruction Department Intern; 8/2011-5/2012
Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
o Provided reference services to a diverse, research-focused patron base approximately 10 hours each week
o Staffed UNCG’s virtual reference service
o Received weekly training from instruction librarians
Library Assistant; 1/2011-2/2013
James Library, Rockingham Community College
o Partnered with the Student Success Center and TRIO programs to design and teach information literacy and library instruction courses
o Provided research assistance to a diverse base of students and community members
o Answered technology-related questions and assisted with computer troubleshooting
o Created online guides and marketing material for James Library
o Assisted patrons with the use of the Rockingham County Historical Collection
Weekend Library Supervisor; 9/2010-8/2011
Smith Library, High Point University
o Supervised the main campus library as well as one to two student employees approximately
o Provided reference services to students in person, over the phone, via email and electronic chat service, and also through social media
o Helped patrons with any and all technology or computer-related questions