Courtney Baron is the Head of Library and Outreach Services at Oxford College of Emory University. She leads the Research Practices and Events and Outreach teams and coordinates the information literacy instruction program and outreach initiatives for the Oxford College Library. Outside of Oxford College Library, she serves on the Emory Libraries' Information Literacy Framework Task Force, the Advisory Board for the Center of Academic Excellence at Oxford College, and the International Students Advisory Committee for Oxford College. Courtney heads the Instructor Development Community of Practice (ID-COP), a working group for teaching librarians at Emory.
She received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Classical Archaeology and Latin from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University. While in library school, she served as the Managing Editor of Hack Library School, a blog for, by, and about library students. Baron is an active reviewer for ARLIS/NA Reviews and Choice Reviews.
Baron currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Archaeology and Classics SIG. She serves as the Junior Co-Chair of the Summer Educational Institute, an annual workshop focused on visual resources and digital humanities, sponsored by ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, visual literacy, game-based learning, and providing library services to the arts and humanities.
BA| University of Georgia| 2011
MLS| Valdosta State University| 2015