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Online & Distance Education Librarian
Research and Instructional Services
Department & Unit Liaison: 
Distance Learning
Contact information
(910) 962-2557
Office Location: 
RL 2053

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Schedule a meeting with me online 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.


  • M.A. Conflict Management and Resolution, University of North Carolina Wilmington, expected 2020
  • M.A. Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • B.S. Theatre/Classical Studies, Davidson College NC, 2007