Lisa O’Connor

Library & Information Science (LIS) Department
Lisa O'Connor

Department Chair, Associate Professor
Office: 446A SOE Building
 (336) 334-3481

Research Interest

  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Information Behavior
  • Business Information
  • Financial Literacy


  • Ph.D. Cultural Foundations of Education, Kent State University
  • MLIS, University of South Carolina
  • B.A, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of South Carolina


Lisa O’Connor worked in academic libraries for a decade, both as an information literacy instruction coordinator and a business librarian, prior to writing her dissertation on the socio-political origins of information literacy and becoming an LIS educator.  In addition to her work on information literacy assessment, her research interests lie at the intersection of information literacy and information behavior, particularly as it is mediated by social media. She has published more than 30 book chapters, columns, reviews and articles. She is also editor of the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. She has taught Information Literacy Instruction, Information Retrieval, and Business Information/Competitive Intelligence.

Link to Lisa O’Connor’s CV

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