(last updated October 31, 2017)
First Year Experience & Community Engagement Librarian; 8/2017
University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Teaching & Learning Engagement Librarian; 9/2016-8/2017
University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Instruction Librarian; 2/2013-9/2016
McConnell Library, Radford University
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.
Steven Golding, O’Neal Mundle, Ras Astor Black, & Craig Arthur. “Conceptualizing media & information literate cities: Media & information literacy & popular culture/music.” Panel presented at UNESCO’s Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2017 Feature Conference.
October 26, 2017. Kingston, Jamaica.
Craig Arthur & Alyssa Archer. “Keep it wild style: Hip hop pedagogy & information literacy.” Session presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use.
May 25, 2017. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Sam Winn, Crasha Townsend, & Craig Arthur. “WILC: Whiteness in library classrooms.” Session presented at The Innovative Library Classroom.
May 11, 2017. Radford, Virginia.
Craig Arthur, Raquel Flores-Clemons, & Alonso Avila. “Engaging hip hop pedagogy to enhance information literacy.” Breakout session presented at Information Literacy Summit.
May 5, 2017. Palos Hills, Illinois.
Craig Arthur & Max Macias. “The lab: Hip hop and library technology.” Lightning talk presented at Online Northwest.
March 30, 2017. Portland, Oregon.
Craig Arthur & Matt Dale. “Dusty & digital: Hip hop & critical media literacy.” Session presented at Critical Media Literacy Conference.
February 25, 2017. Savannah, Georgia.
Stefanie Metko, Lisa Becksford, Kayla McNabb, Craig Arthur, & Neal Henshaw. “Developing studio spaces as catalysts for innovative and collaborative pedagogy.” Practice session presented at the Conference on Higher Education.
February 16, 2017. Blacksburg, 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.
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.
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.
“‘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.
“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.
Virginia Library Association; 2010-2016
o New Members Roundtable, Programming Chair; 10/2013-10/2015
The Innovative Library Classroom Conference, Committee Member; 2013-2017
American Library Association; 2010-2014, 2016-present
o New Members Roundtable, Liaison to Social Responsibilities Round Table
o Social Responsibilities Round Table
o Association of College and Research Libraries
The 2017 Up and Comer Award;
October 11, 2017.
Virginia Library Association
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