Brittany O'Neill

Brittany O'Neill
Information Literacy Librarian
Academic and Research Engagement
Department & Unit Liaison:
Honors Scholars College
University College
Contact Information
oneillb [at]
(910) 962-2557
Office Location:


As the Information Literacy Librarian at Randall Library, I work with students and faculty in University College, the Honors College, and English Composition. I also coordinate the Information Literacy Faculty Fellows program.


MS in Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2016
Graduate Certificate in Reference Services, Florida State University, 2016
BA in English/Technical Communication, University of Central Florida, 2014

Selected Professional Experience

Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2022 - present
Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, Louisiana State University, 2017 - 2022
Assistant Professor & Librarian, Hodges University, 2015 - 2017
Database Maintenance Assistant/Technical Services & Mail Assistant, 2014 - 2015

Current Professional Service

Chair, Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee
Secretary, Reference & User Services Association History Section
Reviewer, College & Undergraduate Libraries
Co-Founder, Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference

Recent Presentations

"Trans* Collections Project: Assessing and Building Diverse Collections," with Dave Comeaux, Leah Ducan Powell, and Marty Miller, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries webinar, October 2021.
"Breaking the Mold: Taking Mis/Disinformation Education on the Road," with Emily Brown, Rebecca Kelley, Rosalind Tedford, Hubert Womack, Sandy Schiefer, and Susan Souza-Mort, ACRL Annual Conference, April 2021.
"Three's Company: Collaborative Instructional Design on a Librarian-Instructor Team," with Dierdre Larsen and Allen LeBlanc, Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, March 2021.
"Name a Woman: Teaching Students How to Navigate Privilege in Scholarship," LOUIS Users Conference, October 2020.

Selected Publications

O’Neill, B., Willey, M. E., Binder, A. H. (2022). Meeting a Need: Piloting a Mentoring Program for History Librarians. Library Leadership & Management, 36(2).
O'Neill, B, LeBlanc, A. (2022). A Database By Any Other Name: Instructor Language Preferences for Library Resources: Faculty Language Preferences for Library Resources. New Review of Academic Librarianship.
O'Neill, B. (2021). Authority is Constructed and Contextual: Empowering Students to Navigate Privilege in Academic Publishing. College & Research Libraries News (11th ed., vol. 82). Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries.
O'Neill, B. (2021). Three-Layer Primary Source Dip: Introducing History Students to Primary Source Research through Active Learning. In The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook (pp. 16-18). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
O'Neill, B., Kelley, R. N. (2021). Delivering Bad News: Crisis Communication Methods in Academic Libraries. College & Research Libraries, 82(3), 310-331.
O'Neill, B. (2021). Do They Know It When They See It?: Natural Language Preferences of Undergraduate Students for Library Resources. College &
Undergraduate Libraries, 28(2).