Amy James

Amy James
Assistant Librarian and Director of Instruction and Information Literacy
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Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S)
Bachelor of Arts, Honors English


Amy James has been the Director of Instruction and Information at the Baylor Libraries since March 2019. Prior to her arrival at Baylor, she was the Library Director at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan, where she served for 6 years. 

As Director of Instruction and Information Literacy, she guides the library's instructional strategies. She develops curriculum for information literacy instruction sessions with Baylor's first-year writing courses and other campus partnerships. She also serves as the library liaison for the School of Education and enjoys partnering with the department to provide information literacy instruction in a variety of formats. 

Memberships, Committees, Publications


  • Association of Christian Librarians
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)
    • LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table)

She also serves as the Associate Editor for The Christian Librarian journal.


  • Library Outstanding Faculty Committee
  • General Education Assessment Committee
    • General Education Assessment Communications Subcommittee

Selection of Publications 

  • James, A & Filgo, E. (2021). Illuminating an instructional infrastructure: Building a tiered information literacy program from the ground up. LOEX Quarterly, 46(4), 7-9.
  • James, A. (2020). A noteworthy next class: Making learning objectives work for you. Communications in Information Literacy, 14(2).
  • James, A. (2016). Guiding growth: A modified constructivist approach to instructional technology and the framework. In L. Sanborn & C. Smallwood (Eds.), Technology Teaching in Libraries: Creative Ideas for Training Staff, Patrons and Students (pp. 12-19). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Bolton, R. & James, A. (2015). Hanging out with Google. In C. Smallwood (Ed.), The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries (pp. 65-72). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.