Amanda MacDonald, Affiliated Faculty, University Libraries
Amanda MacDonald is a High-Impact Practices Librarian in the University Libraries and serves as the liaison to the Honors College, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the SERVE Living Learning Community, and the department of Human Development. As the Honors College librarian, she works closely with students, faculty, and staff to address information and research needs and provide educational support through a variety of offerings. She teaches instruction sessions on conducting library research and developing ePortfolios, coordinates an undergraduate research workshop series (the Advanced Research Skills Program), conducts research consultations, and develops library research guides. Amanda is dedicated to supporting students’ undergraduate research endeavors and serves on the Office of Undergraduate Research Advisory Board and the Student Experiential Conference Committee.
Amanda earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in English from Auburn University. Prior to Virginia Tech, she served as the QEP Undergraduate Research Librarian at Louisiana State University.
Amanda is originally from Ohio but moved south for college. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Coastal Carolina University. Amanda is a member of CrossFit 460 and enjoys hiking and playing video games.