Aaron Elkins, PhD
Office: SH 417
PhD, Florida State University, Library and Information Studies
MA, University of South Florida, Library and Information Studies
BS, University of South Florida, Environmental Science and Policy
AA, St. Petersburg Junior College, Associate of Arts
School libraries; 21st century literacies; materials for children and young adults; gaming.
Aaron Elkins' research interests include school librarians’ roles, specifically how preservice candidates are prepared for their roles, what those roles are, how they are performed, and how that performance is evaluated, and how gaming may be used to foster 21st century literacies.
Elkins, A. J. (2015). Let’s Play! Why school librarians should embrace gaming in the library. Knowledge Quest, 43(5), 58-63.
Elkins, A. J. (2015). Organizational Citizenship Behavior and school librarians. School Libraries
Worldwide, 21(2), 103-114.
Elkins, A. J., Wood, J. L., & Mardis, M. A. (2015). School librarians’ roles: Preliminary results of a national survey of priorities, performance, and evaluation in the context of professional guidelines. Juried paper presented at the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Moore, J., Elkins, A. J., & Boelens, H. (2017). Libraries on the Move: By Land, By Sea, and By Air. Juried
paper presented at the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Long Beach, California.