Jacqulyn Williams

Head of Teaching, Learning, and Strategic Initiatives


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Instructional Design, Teaching, Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning and Assessment


Candidate: Doctorate of Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement
Educational Research Department, Lancaster University, UK

Certificate in Higher Education Management
School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University, 2014

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
School of Communication and Library Studies, Rutgers University, 2005

Bachelor of Arts in English
Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1994
New Jersey Teacher of English Certification, Standard


Jacqulyn Williams oversees the VCUarts Qatar instructional program and is dedicated to developing deep connections with faculty and students so as to cultivate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and artistic production. She consults with faculty from various programs to enhance learning in the studio and fine arts and provides one-on-one course-specific academic support to students. Before joining the VCUarts Qatar Library, Jacqulyn taught as an instructional librarian at Georgetown University in Qatar where her focus was on equipping undergraduates with the information and visual literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning; cultivating campus-wide partnerships to extend and deepen library impact; and exploring ways to deliver integrated and innovative programming to the wider campus community.

Jacqulyn’s research interests include the role academic libraries play in supporting students’ ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines and domains as well as understanding how global learning experiences impact the development and preparation of students to be socially responsible and civically engaged citizens in today’s world economy. 

Research Interests

  • Metaliteracy
  • Global learning
  • Integrative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Innovative pedagogies and practices in academic libraries and higher education 

Previous Professional Experience

Reference & Instructional Librarian
Georgetown University in Qatar (February 2011 - August 2017)


Martin, Janet, Nicole Johnston, Lore Guilmartin, and Jacqulyn Williams.
        "Sustainable and Effective Professional Development for Diverse Libraries: Current Status and Best Practice."
          IFLA Library, September 30, 2015, http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/1296.


Martin, Janet, Guilmartin, Lore, & Williams, Jacqulyn. “Sustainable and Effective Professional Development for Information Literacy: Current Status and Thoughts for the Future.” European Conference on Information Literacy, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 20-23, 2014.

Williams, Jacqulyn, Guilmartin, Lore, & Hansen, Carol. “Lessons from the Desert: The Information Literacy Network of the Gulf and Qatar.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26–July 1, 2014.

Williams, Jacqulyn. “Advancing Evidence-based Learning and Teaching in Academic Libraries.” Information Literacy Network of the Gulf, Professional Development Conference, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, February 12, 2014.

Williams, Jacqulyn. “Using Online Assessment Tools and Educational Analytics to Inform Information Literacy Instruction.” Information Literacy Network of the Gulf, Professional Development Conference, Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar, November 26, 2013.

Williams, Jacqulyn. “Innovative Practices for Incorporating Multimedia in Library Instruction.” Education City Libraries Annual Conference, Doha, Qatar, December 6, 2011. 

Professional Service

Professional Organizations

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) - Member, 2011 – Present 
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) - Member, 2011 – Present 
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL) - Member, 2011 – Present 
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA) - Member, 2017 – Present 
  • Art Libraries Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland (ARLIS-UK) - Member, 2017 – Present 
  • College Art Association (CAA) - Education Committee - 2018- Present
  • Educause - Member, 2011 – Present 
  • Information Literacy Network of the Gulf (ILN-Gulf) - Member, 2011 – Present 


  • Communications in Information Literacy (CIL), Book Reviews Editor - 2017- Present
  • VCUArts Qatar, Faculty Research Grant Committee – Member, 2017
  • VCUArts Qatar, Teaching and Learning Committee – Member, 2017