Lynne Bisko

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

Brief Biography

My current position is Outreach Librarian in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library. My outreach responsibilities include the design, implementation, marketing, and assessment of programs to promote library resources and services. I also manage the library’s social media and digital sign, as well as coordinate the library’s presence and participation in campus events. As the liaison librarian to the arts-focused academic departments and programs, I support collection development and the research needs of students and faculty. I design and lead research instruction sessions, primarily for my liaison departments and for Elon’s two required first year courses, COR 110 and ENG 110. I also support the development and maintenance of the library’s website and other online resources.


  • 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

  • Outreach Librarian (with Assistant Professor Rank), Elon University, Elon, NC (June 2012-)
  • Nonprint Librarian (with Assistant Professor Rank), Elon University, Elon, NC  (June 2003-2012)
  • 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, Shaunta Alvarez, Betty Garrison, and Patrick Rudd. “Snapshots of an Engaged Library.” Presentation at the 2015 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference, Elon, NC, February 18, 2015.
  • 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-)
    • Library Instruction Round Table (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 (2003-)
    • Co-Secretary/Treasurer (2009-2011)
  • North Carolina Library Association (2003-)
    • College and University Section (2011-)
    • Resources and Technical Services Section (2003-2011)
    • 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

  • 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
    • University Archivist Search committee, chair (2015)
    • 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
  • Community
    • "It Takes a Village" Project tutor (2013-)
    • Course on computer skills for adults, El Centro (2005)
  • Other campus/community library collections
    • Elon University Multicultural Center
    • Cummings High School, Burlington NC

Professional Development

  • Between, Among, and Across: Transhistories of the Visual (2015)
  • Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on Academic Libraries & Service Learning (2014)
  • First National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference (2014) (virtual planning committee)
  • Title IX and Youth Serving Organizations Training (2014)
  • 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 (2007-2014)
  • Entrepreneurial Librarian Conference (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Librarians’ Association at UNC-Chapel Hill (2007, 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