Lynne Bisko

Nonprint Librarian
Carol Grotnes Belk Library 118
2550 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6587


  • Texas Women's University, Denton, TX
    • Master of Library Science Degree
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Computer Science

Employment History

  • Librarian (with Assistant Professor Rank), Elon University, Elon, NC (June 2003-)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
  • Student Assistant, Cataloging Department, Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library, Dallas, TX
  • Learning Manager,, Plano TX
  • Technical Project Manager
    • Experian, Allen, TX
    • TRW, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Programmer/Analyst
    • Control Data Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
    • American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC

Courses Taught

  • Elon 101 (2008-)
    One credit-hour seminar course for first year students that integrates academic advising with other academic orientation activities
  • GST*418, The Streets of New York City (Elon in New York City) (2010-2014)
    Four credit-hour interdisciplinary seminar course for upper level students that engages students in an ethnographic study of New York City
  • Single-session library instruction sessions (2003-present)


  • Bisko, Lynne and Rebecca Pope-Ruark. “Making the Video: Tips for Successful Library-Class Collaborations.” College & Research Library News 71, no.9, (2010):468-483 <>.
  • Bisko, Lynne and Kelley McGrath. “Identifying FRBR Work-Level Data in MARC Bibliographic Records for Manifestations of Moving Images.” Code4Lib Journal 5, (December 15, 2008).  <>. (refereed)
  • Bisko, Lynne. Review of Second Last Chance, by Bill Wiktorek. North Carolina Libraries 63 (Fall/Winter 2005): 91.


  • Bisko, Lynne, Scott Buechler, Cheri Crabb, Kathy Gallucci, Paula Patch, and Vicki Siler. “Flipped Instruction: Perspectives on Making the Transition.” Presentation at the 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon, NC, August 14, 2014.
  • Bisko, Lynne, Steve Cramer, Melissa Edwards, Carl Leak, Keeley Murray, and Anders Selhorst. “Outreach to Faculty in the Digital Age: Successes and Failures.” Panel at the North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, October 18, 2013.
  • Bisko, Lynne and Rachel Holderied. “Beyond Books: Cataloging Non-print Resources.” Presentation at the North Carolina Library Association Resources and Technical Services Section workshop: Navigating the New Frontier, Greensboro, NC, September 29, 2010. <Presentation online>
  • Bisko, Lynne, Chris Fulkerson, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, and Patrick Rudd. “Ten Years of Collaboration – and We’re Still Speaking.” Presentation at Librarians’ Association at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC, March 8, 2010.
  • Bisko, Lynne. “A New Approach for First-Year Students.” Presentation at the Innovation in Instruction Conference, Elon, NC, August 15, 2005.

Professional Activities

  • American Library Association (2002-)
    • Association of College and Research Libaries (2013-)
    • Video Round Table (2003-2012)
    • Associations for Library Collections and Technical Services (2004-2012)
    • Library and Information Technology Association (2003-2004)
  • LOEX (2013-)
  • Beta Phi Mu, UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science chapter
    • Co-Secretary/Treasurer (2009-2011)
  • North Carolina Library Association (2003-)
    • Resources and Technical Services Section (2003-)
    • New Members Roundtable (2003-2005)
      • Board Member (2004-2005)
  • Online Audiovisual Catalogers (2004-2012)
    • Task Force on FRBR-based Work Records for Moving Images (2008-2009)
  • North Carolina Piedmont Automated Library System (2003-2006)
    • TSARS (Technical Services) group
  • Texas Library Association (2002-2004)

Service Activities

  • Community
    • "It Takes a Village" Project tutor (2013-)
    • Course on computer skills for adults, El Centro (2005)
  • Elon University
    • Admissions Committee (2014-)
    • Student Media Board (2014-)
    • Global Neighborhood Association (2013-)
    • Director of Domestic Programs Search committee (2014)
    • Assistant Director of El Centro Search committee, chair (2012)
    • Dean and University Librarian Search committee (2011-2012)
    • Director of Writing Across the University Search committee (2011-2012)
    • Chaplain Search committee (2010-2011)
    • Lyceum committee (2009-2014)
    • Women/Gender Studies Advisory committee/film series advisor (2003-2010)
  • Belk Library
    • Instruction team (2003-)
    • Web advisory team (2003-)
    • Digital marketing team (2009-2012)
    • Student outreach and communication team (2010-2012)
    • Publicity team (2003-2006)
  • Library Liaison to university departments/programs
    • Art and Art History
    • Arts Administration
    • Music / Music Production and Recording Arts
    • Performing Arts
  • Other campus/community library collections
    • Elon University Multicultural Center
    • Cummings High School, Burlington NC

Professional Development

  • First National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference (2014) (virtual planning committee)
  • Service Learning pre-conference, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2013)
  • The Ultimate Information Literacy Setlist: Showcase Your Greatest Hits, LOEX Conference (2013)
  • Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon (2007-2013)
  • Entrepreneurial Librarian Conference (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Handheld Librarian’s Web Conference (February 2011)
  • Librarians’ Association at UNC-Chapel Hill (2007, 2010)
  • Content-DM webinar (February 2010)
  • Instruction at the Point of Need conference, North Carolina Library Association (October 2010)
  • Webtools for Reference Librarians: Widgets and Toolbars webinar (April 2009)
  • Online Audiovisual Cataloger’s conference (September 2008)
  • Encoded Archival Description Workshopm NC ECHO (December 2007)


  • Phoenix Innovation Award (2013)
    Elon University award for creating the Personal Librarian Program
  • Beta Phi Mu, TWU School of Library and Information Studies chapter
    International Library and Information Studies Honor Society