Patrick Rudd

Coordinator of Access Services and Assistant Professor
Carol Grotnes Belk Library 118
2550 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6574


North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

Master of Library Science, 2004        

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Secondary Education Licensure, 1990         

Bachelor of Arts with Honors, English, 1989

Employment History

Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach

Belk Library, Elon University


Assistant Professor Rank

  • Manage all areas of Access Services including electronic, print, and audiovisual reserves, interlibrary loan, and circulation
  • Coordinate library research instruction classes
  • Supervise, train, manage workflow of, and support staff development for one librarian and four paraprofessionals
  • Serve as a member of the coordinators team responsible for setting goals, planning, developing policies, directing operations, and implementing programs for the entire library
  • Provide an average of nine hours of reference service per week
  • Serve as liaison to the Education, English, Religious Studies, and Health and Human Performance Departments
  • Lead coordination of library services for the Elon Academy, a need- based program for high school students
  • Co-led on-going customer service initiative to ensure superior service standards and maintain a customer-oriented environment
  • Initiated comprehensive student worker program including team leaders, ongoing training, and performance evaluations

Evening Librarian

Belk Library, Elon University


Assistant Professor Rank

  • Managed all areas of the library in the evenings including building security
  • Supervised one paraprofessional, 2007-2009
  • Provided evening reference 
  • Implemented electronic course reserves
  • Expanded audiobook lease program
  • Liaised with the Education Department and library Technical Services Department to reorganize children’s collection
  • Coordinated library services and instruction for the Elon Academy      

Evening Library Manager

Belk Library, Elon University


  • Managed all areas of the library in the evenings including building security
  • Provided reference assistance
  • Supervised evening student workers
  • Responsible for print and electronic reserves
  • Implemented audiobook lease program  

Courses Taught

  • Semester-long, non-credit course (Elon 101) for first year students, 2007-present, Co-taught with Lynne Bisko 
  • Single-session library instruction sessions for education, English, health and human performance and religious studies courses, 2003-present 
  • Single-session library instruction sessions for the Elon Academy, (summer program for high school students), 2007-present 
  • Single-session instruction for faculty about best practices for electronic reserves, 2008-2010 
  • Single-session instruction for faculty about best practices for copyright compliance, 2009


  • "All Together Now!: Archives as Collaborative Space." Tri-State Archivist Conference, Greenville, SC October 2013.
  • "Ten Years of Collaboration and We’re Still Speaking." Librarian’s Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Conference (LAUNC-CH), Chapel Hill, NC March 2010 
  • Panel Discussion, Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) New Librarians, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Library and Information Science, Chapel Hill, NC February 2008

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Library Association, 2003-present
  • Member, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2003-present
  • Member, North Carolina Libraries Association, 2003-present

Service Activities

Elon University Committees

  • Member, Graduate Council Standing Committee, 2012-present
  • Member, Dean and University Librarian Search Committee, 2011-2012 
  • Member, School of Education Curriculum Resource Committee, 2007-present
  • Member, Religious Life Standing Committee, 2006-2008 

Belk Library Committees

  • Chair, Instrcution Committee, 2012-present
  • Chair, Publicity Committee, 2010-present
  • Member, Student Outreach and Communications Committee 2010-present
  • Member, Kindle Committee, 2010-present
  • Member, Instruction Committee, 2005-present
  • Member, Student Worker Committee, 2005-present

Department Liaison  

  • Liaison to Health and Human Performance Department, 2011-present 
  • Liaison to the Elon Academy, 2007-present
  • Liaison to the Education Department, 2003-present
  • Liaison to English Department, 2012-present
  • Liaison to Health and Human Performance Department, 2012-present
  • Liaison to the Religious Studies Department, 2003-present

Professional Development

  • Attended Access Services Conference – Fall ’13
  • Attended Tri-State Archivist Conference - Fall '13
  • Attended CATL Teaching and Learning Conference - Summer '13
  • Attended Metrolina Information Literacy Conference - Summer '13
  • Attended the Association of Colleage and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference - Spring '13 
  • Attended Library Assessment Conference sponsored by UVA - Fall '12
  • Attended Triad Area Library Association Organizaitonal Meeting and Copyright Workshop - Summer '12
  • Attended conference sponsored by LAUNC-CH - Spring '12
  • Accepted to attend the TRLN Management Academy – Fall ’11
  • Attended conference sponsored by LAUN-CH – Spring ‘11
  • Attended ACRL Conference – Spring ’11 
  • Attended The Future of Fair Use, Educase live webinar – Spring ’11
  • Attended Apple in Education Workshop sponsored by Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) - Spring ’11
  • Attended Plagiarism in the Online Classroom Workshop sponsored by TLT – Spring ’11
  • Attended iDeal Summit at University of North Carolina Greensboro concerning outreach to the GLBTQIA community – Fall ’10 
  • Attended Access Services Conference – Fall ’10    
  • Attended Human Resources program about working with diverse populations – Fall ’10 
  • Attended Human Resources program concerning supervising high performance teams – Spring ’10
  • Attended Human Resources employment law program – Spring ’10
  • Attended eAudio Webinars – Spring ’10 
  • Alamance Reads Selection Committee – Spring ’10