Bryan, Jacalyn

Title: Associate Professor/Reference & Instructional Services Librarian

Department: Library

Phone: 352-588-7437



  • Bachelor of Arts, Dance, Mary Washington College
  • Master of Arts, Dance Education, Columbia University
  • Master of Arts, Library & Information Science, M.A.(LIS), University of South Florida


Jacalyn Bryan is an Associate Professor/Reference and Instruction Librarian at Saint Leo University and holds an M.A. (L.I.S.) from the University of South Florida and a M.A. in Dance Education from Columbia University. She has published in Library Review, Reference Services Review, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and College & Research Libraries and has presented at international, national and state conferences on topics related to library instruction, assessment, and critical thinking. She received the “Exemplary Learning Design” award from the Florida Library Association in 2011 and the “Innovation in Instruction Award” from the American Library Association/Library Instruction Round Table in 2014. Prior to pursuing a career in academic librarianship, Ms. Bryan served on the dance faculties of Keuka College, Saint Leo University, University of Tampa, and University of South Florida. She has also served as a Board Member and Secretary of the Florida Dance Education Organization.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Member of American Library Association
  • Member of Florida Library Association
  • Member of Florida Dance Education Organization

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Teaching and research interests include information literacy for first-year students, critical thinking and information literacy, assessment in information literacy, using humor in library instruction, resourceful re-design, flipping the classroom, and faculty status for academic librarians.

Honors & Awards:

  • Exemplary Learning Design Award, Florida Library Association, 2011
  • Innovation in Instruction Award, American Library Association/Library Instruction Round Table, 2014

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