Stephanie Graves



  • MLIS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • BA, English, Magna Cum Laude, Culver-Stockton College, 1999


  • American Library Association (ALA)
    • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
      • MARS Emerging Technologies in Reference Section
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
    • Instruction Section
    • Literatures in English Section

Research Interests

  • Libraries and Learning Managment Systems
  • Emerging technologies for library instruction and reference
  • Information literacy and embedded librarianship
  • The role of libraries in recruitment and retention efforts

Selected Papers

Cox, E. J. , Graves, S., Imre, A. & C. Wagner. (forthcoming, 2013). Doing More with Less: Increasing the Value of the Consortial Catalog. In Park, J. & Howarth, L.C. New Directions in Information Organization. Emerald.

Arendt, J., & Graves, S. J. (2011).  Virtual question changes: Reference in evolving environments.  Reference Services Review, 39(2), 187-205.

Lotts, M., & Graves, S. J. (2011).  Using the iPad for reference services.  C&RL News, 72(4), 217-220.

Graves, S.J., Xiong, J.A. & Park, J.H. (2008). Parenthood, Professorship, and Librarianship: Are They Mutually Exclusive? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(3), 202-210.

Desai, C.M. & Graves, S.J. (2008). Cyberspace or Face-to-Face: The Teachable Moment and Changing Reference Mediums. Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), 47(3), 242-255.

Graves, S.J. (2007). Homeless Instruction Librarian: Surviving Instruction During A Library Renovation. College & Research Libraries News, 68(11), 690-692, 712.

Graves, S. J. & Ruppel, M.D. (2006). Usability Testing and Instruction Librarians: A Perfect Pair. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 11(4), 99-116.

Graves, S.J. (2006). Things I wish I knew and Things I’m glad I know about Government Documents: A Humanities Librarian’s Perspective. Documents to the People, 34(3), 27-28.

Graves, S. J. & Desai, C.M. (2006). Instruction via chat: Does co-browse help? Reference Services Review, 34(3), 340-357.

Desai, C. M. & Graves, S. J. (2006). Does Co-browsing Enhance Instruction in Virtual Reference? In VRD Conference 2005 e-Proceedings: Presentations from the 7th Annual  VRD Conference, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, November 14-15, 2005, San Francisco. Available online:

Desai, C. M. & Graves, S.J. (2006). Instruction via instant messaging: What’s happening? The Electronic Library, 24(2), 174-189. 

Graves, S. J. (2005). Comparative Review: Literature Online and Literature Resource Center. The Charleston Advisor, 7(1), 10-19. 


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