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Transfer Student Services Librarian
Research and Instructional Services
Department & Unit Liaison: 
Isaac Bear Early College
Contact information
(910) 962-2557
Office Location: 

Map to my office.

Contact for...

Primary contact librarian for

  • Transfer Students (including veteran students and Isaac Bear Early College)
  • Theatre Students (research guides)

Schedule a Meeting

I'm glad to meet with you face-to-face in the library, on the phone, or virtually over UNCW Webex. Schedule a meeting with me using the widget below, or email me at ivinst [at] uncw.edu (subject: Appointment%20request)


Teaching & Research Philosophies

  • I believe finding sources that are "good enough" is not enough. We should strive to find best & most insightful sources that inform us about a topic and with which we can engage/argue/agree with.
  • I believe that it is not enough to communicate well. Communication is meaningless if we have nothing of value to share, including uninformed opinions. Research is how we learn more about a topic & the views of others, which allows us to shape our own opinions into something of value to communicate.
  • I believe that I was an idiot when I was an undergraduate student, because I never asked a librarian for help on my research.


  • MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • B.S.,Theatre/Classical Studies, Davidson College NC, 2007


Peer-Reviewed Articles:
  • Adult Transitional Theory and Transfer Shock in Higher Education: Practices from the Literature. Reference Services Review, 45(2) 2017 
  • [accepted for publication] 15 Years Later: Considering the ALA/CIPA Dispute Through Uncertainty Reduction Theory. North Carolina Libraries, 75(1) 2017. Will be available from the North Carolina Library Association: www.ncl.ecu.edu/index.php/NCL/index
  • Upcycling MSLS Coursework into Publishable Content. Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table, 5(1) 2014. Available from the ALA-NMRT: www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schres/endnotesvol5no1/endnotesvol5.
  • A Case Study of Periodical Use by Library and Information Science Students. JELIS, Journal of Education in Library and Information Science, 5(2) 2013. Available from ERIC: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1074104.pdf.
Other Publications & Presentations: Linkedin / Google Scholar / ORCHID / ResearcherID