Lucretia McCulley
Head, Scholarly Communications
Profile

As Head of Scholarly Communications in Boatwright Memorial Library, McCulley provides direction for the library’s scholarly communication services, such as the university’s institutional repository and providing education to the campus community regarding scholarly communication and intellectual property issues.  She also provides administrative oversight for the Customer Service and Stacks/Building/Interlibrary Loan Departments. Other areas of responsibility within the library include marketing and public relations and serving as the liaison librarian for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. 

Presentations

"Gender and Scholarly Publishing: What Students Need to Know," (Poster Session), Innovative Classroom Conference, Radford University, May 12, 2016.

"Moving the Needle:  Libraries Embracing a Culture of Open," VICULA Meeting, Roanoke College, April 22, 2016.
“Implementing OER in Your Library" (with Anita Walz, Steve Litherland, Ginny Pannabecker), Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October 22, 2015.
“Strength in Numbers: Open Networks Influencing Changes in Practice“ (with Claudia Holland, Richard Sebastian, Nick Shockey, Anita Walz) Advancing Research and Scholarly Communiation Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 27, 2015.
“Becoming a Trusted Scholarly Communications Expert” (with Jonathan Bull),  BePress Digital Commons Webinar, October 22, 2014.
“Gender and Scholarly Publishing: What Do Students Need to Know?”, ACS Women and Gender Studies Conference, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. April 5, 2014.
“Sustaining Feedback: Assessment in the Liberal Arts College Library,” Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 25-27, 2010.

Who Do You Trust: Wikipedia and the Authority of Anonymous Strangers," (with Dan Ream),  Association of College and Research Libraries Thirteenth National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 28-30, 2007; Johns Hopkins University Libraries' Annual Retreat Conference, May 27, 2007; PALINET Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 29 - 30, 2007.

“What College Freshmen Need To Know About the Library," (with Dan Ream and Matt Ball), Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia, November 5, 2007.
Speaker for Wikipedia Roundtable, Creating and Consuming Culture in the Digital Age, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 11, 2007.

“Connecting with AIM: The Search for a Virtual Reference Niche” (with Olivia Reinauer), 34th National LOEX conference, College Park, Maryland, May 4-6, 2006.

"The State of Customer Service," (Panel Presentation), Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 29, 2004.
"The Power of Information in Women’s Lives: Developing a Women’s Studies Library Research & Information Skills Module" (with Dr. Holly Blake and Nicole Cavadini), ACS Women's Studies Conference, Greenville, South Carolina, March  26-27, 2004.
“Keeping the Personal Touch in a High-Tech Library World”, (Poster Session), Association of College and Research Libraries Eleventh National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 10-13, 2003.
“A New Breed of Reference – The Impact of Technology on the Changing Face of Reference Service”, Reference Books Bulletin/ALA Publishing Committee Conference Program, American Library Association Annual Conference, June, 2002.
Professional Experience
Head, Scholarly Communications, Boatwright Memorial Library (2013 - Present)
Director, Outreach Services, Boatwright Memorial Library (2007-2013)
Director, Outreach and Instruction Services, Boatwright Memorial Library (1999-2007)
Director of Public Services, Boatwright Memorial Library (1988-1999)
Reference Librarian, Boatwright Memorial Library (1987-1988)
Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth Univerisity (1986-1987)
Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Libraries (1983-1986)
Reference Librarian, University of Georgia Libraries (1982-1983)
Instructor and Reference Librarian, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Libraries (1981-1982)
Publications
Books
Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook. William Sims Bainbridge, editor. Lucretia McCulley, consulting editor. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference, 2012.

Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Deborah Rigling Gallagher, editor. Lucretia McCulley, consulting editor. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference, 2012.

Gender and Women's Leadership: a Reference handbook. Karen O'Connor, editor. Lucretia McCulley, consulting editor. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference, 2010.
Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook. Kathryn A. Agard, editor.  Lucretia McCulley, consulting editor. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference, 2010.
Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Richard Couto, editor. Lucretia McCulley, consulting editor. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Reference, 2010.
Articles

"The Personal Librarian Program at the University of Richmond: An Interview with Lucretia McCulley" Virginia Libraries, Volume 57, Number 3, July/August/September 2011.

McCulley, Lucretia, and Olivia Reinauer. "Connecting with AIM: The Search for a Virtual Reference Niche." College and Undergraduate Libraries 13, no. 4 (2006): 43-54. doi:10.1300/J106v13n04_04.

"Enhancing Women's Studies Action Research Projects Through Technology." CyberPsychology and Behavior 4, no. 3 (2001): 403-414. doi:10.1089/109493101300210312.

McCulley, Lucretia, and Patricia Patterson. "Feminist Empowerment Through the Internet." Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources 17, no. 2 (1996): 5-6.

McCulley, Lucretia, and Patricia Patterson. "Women's Studies Questionnaire." Feminist Teacher 10, no. 2 (1996): 75-88.

"Linking Secondary School Students with College-Level Resources: Guidelines for Borrowing Privileges and Library Instruction." Resources Sharing & Information Networks 7, no. 2 (1993): 99-106. doi:10.1300/J121v07n02_08.

McCulley, Lucretia, and Christine Campbell. "A Model for College Library Visits." The Book Report 10, no. 4 (1992): 32-33.

McCulley, Lucretia, and Dan Ream. "Public Use of Academic Libraries in Virginia." Virginia Librarian 34, no. 2 (1988): 9-12.

"Basic International Reference Sources." Reference Services Review 13, no. 3 (1985): 31-36. doi:10.1108/eb048908.

Chapters

“Building an Assessment Program in the Liberal Arts College Library,” in The Quality Infrastructure: A Programmatic Approach to Measuring, Analyzing, and Improving Library Services, Chicago:  American Library Association, 2014.

"Taking the Best of Both Worlds: Success and Challenges with the Hybrid Model of Library Instruction." In An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries, edited by Elizabeth Connor, 33-42. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Blogs
This I Believe: Community (Essay),” Office of the Chaplaincy, University of Richmond, Fall 2014.
 “On Leadership” (Interview), Leading Voices Mission Bell Media Blog, November 11, 2014.

Education
M.S.L.S., Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A., Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Contact Information
(804) 289-8670