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ODU Libraries Welcomes New Instruction, Engineering Librarians

Old Dominion University Libraries recently announced the addition of Abbie Basile as the new engineering and physical sciences librarian and Lucy Rush as the new instructional services librarian.

Basile previously worked for Tidewater Community College as the library coordinator from 2014 to 2017. She was the sciences librarian at University of Mary Washington from 2010 to 2013. She has her BA in Philosophy and her MLS from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In her new role, Basile will be responsible for developing and delivering library services, including research assistance, instruction, and collection development, to the students and faculty in engineering and the physical sciences.

Rush has served as the education librarian at Old Dominion University since 2012. She is an active presenter at conferences, has written an article and was accepted at the Virginia Library Association Leadership Academy. She received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina. In her new role, Rush will be responsible for coordinating the instruction program, continuing to integrate information literacy into the ODU curriculum, managing instruction assessment, providing formal and informal instruction and developing instructional tools for the Old Dominion University community.

"I am excited to welcome Abbie, particularly with her background in supporting engineering and sciences, to ODU," said George Fowler, University librarian. "Lucy excelled in her former role and I know that she will do the same in this one."

Abbie Basile can be reached at abasile@odu.edu. Lucy Rush can be reached at lrush@odu.edu.

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