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Betty Garrison

Reference/Business Librarian
Carol Grotnes Belk Library 108
2550 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
bgarrison@elon.edu (336) 278-6581

Professional Expertise

Business Research and Statistics


  • M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • B.A, English, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina

Employment History

Business Research Librarian, Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University, Elon, NC; 2000-present

Reference / Instructional Librarian, James H. Thomas Library, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC; 1998-2000

Collections Manager.  Dominion Credit Union, Richmond, VA; 1990-1994

Customer Service Connections.  Virginia Power, Richmond, VA; 1980-1990

Courses Taught

Elon 101 (2011-2013)

Business research instruction (single sessions) (2000-present)


NW Regional Libraries Meeting.  BLINC-NCLIVE Presents "Regional Economic Development Resources" East Bend, NC.  December 4, 2013

North Carolina Library Association Annual Conference.  "How to Write a Business Plan: Researching Industry & Regional Economic Info." Winston-Salem, NC.  October 16, 2013

Small Business Center Network Regional Meeting.  “Basic Business Research.”  (2012)

NCTech4Good Annual Conference.  “Professional Research Tools for Nonprofits.”  (2012)

2011 North Carolina Land Trust Assembly.  "Free or Low Cost Online Tools." (2011)

Alamance County Chamber of Commerce.  Workshops annually.  (2006-2012)

Professional Activities

Vice-Chair.  Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC), (2013-2015); Founding Member.

Chair.  College and University Section. North Carolina Library Association, 2007 – 2009

Advisor.  Advisor- business resource purchase decisions for NCLive, North Carolina’s statewide online library service

Service Activities

Elon University

Staff Professional Development Committee (2011 – present)

Common Reading Committee (2008-2013)

QEP Committee (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaccreditation) (2012-2013)

Intellectual Property Task Force (2009-2010)

Belk Library

Research Instruction Team (2000-present)

Digital marketing team (2009-2011)

Library Liaison to Love School of Business

  • MBA
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing/Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Finance


Professional Development

North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute (2008)


Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service, 2013