Alex Hodges is the University Library's associate director for instruction and research services. In this role, he manages the university's library instruction program and information literacy initiatives, as well as all research assistance services conducted online and in person.
Alex holds a secondary appointment within AU's School of Education (SOE), as affiliate associate professor. Alex teaches courses on educational technology or children's literature each semester in SOE's teacher education program. Alex also manages the Curriculum Materials Center, a branch of the University Library, which is co-located with the SOE, at AU's Spring Valley Building.
In 2004, Alex joined the American University faculty after previously working within library systems at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the University of Florida. His additional academic background in TESOL assists campus-wide efforts to teach international students about American standards of academic integrity and scholarly communication.
Beyond AU, Alex is a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, with a specialization in educational technology at the University of Florida's College of Education. His research aims to investigate how K-12 teachers are prepared to form information literacy interventions within the curriculum. Within the fields of teacher education and educational technology, Alex is particularly interested in how libraries and information literacy education are integrated into K-12 virtual schooling environments, and how K-12 teachers are prepared to teach online.
Graduate Certificate, TESOL, American University, Washington, DC, 2010
Master of Library Science (MLS), University of Maryland College Park, 2004
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Florida, 1999
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Curriculum Materials Center, surrounded by the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection
- Favorite Place in Washington DC
- National Gallery of Art, East Building