Dr. Brenda Chappell-Sharpe, Information Literacy and Outreach Librarian at Regent University Library, recently presented at the 40th National Conference of LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange), held in Columbus, OH, May 3-5, 2012. LOEX is the premier clearinghouse for academic library instruction. Dr. Chappell-Sharpe’s presentation, “Information Literacy for Global Leadership: Constructing a Pedagogical Activity to Address a Global Crisis,” was one of 59 selected from a peer-review of over 160 proposals.
According to the LOEX website, the organization “has grown from a lending repository of library instruction materials and host of an annual conference on the subject to an internationally known organization that serves as a conduit for those working in the field. LOEX has over 650 member libraries in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.”
Brenda Chappell-Sharpe, Ph.D., Regent’s Information Literacy & Marketing Librarian, is an artist by trade. One of her works, an art photo titled “The Red Landscape” is featured on the cover of a newly published book, Lessons for Global Living, by Asalean Springfield, a poet and professor of English at Tennessee State University.
Dr. Chappell-Sharpe, a lover of nature, especially trees, began photographing images in 1979 with an old Canon camera given to her by one of her professors. Ever since, she has tried to capture the essence of landscapes and recreate them in drawings or paintings. The “Red Landscape” represents God’s blessings upon the picnic area of a community park in Sacramento.
Written by Brenda Chappell-Sharpe, M.A.T., M.L.S., Ph.D.
Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian
My name is Brenda Chappell-Sharpe, and I am a graduate of the University of Arizona’s School of Library and Information Science Program. Prior to coming to Regent University, I was the Director of Library Services for the Art Institute of California where I was blessed to have the distinct opportunity to organize and manage a new college library. At Regent, I will serve as the Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian.
My academic background is in art education and teacher-training. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts. In 1993, I earned a Doctorate in Art Education from the Ohio State University. Prior to studying library science, I taught art education in public schools and trained and supervised student teachers.
I am blessed to have a God-fearing husband and son. It is always a joy to study God’s Word together and look to Him for guidance in everything we do. I am honored to be working at Regent University, and I look forward to assisting you.