Courtney Baron

Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services

Oxford College Library

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Oxford College Library

801 Emory Street

Oxford, Georgia 30054


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, Valdosta State University, 2015
  • BA, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Georgia, 2011

Professional Profile

Courtney Baron is the Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services at Oxford College of Emory University. She leads the Research Practices and Events teams and coordinates the information literacy instruction program and outreach initiatives for the Oxford College Library. She serves on a number of groups within the Emory Libraries, including the Information Literacy Framework Task Force, Assessment Integration Group, and Wikipedia Working Group. Courtney co-leads the Instructor Development Community of Practice (ID-COP), a working group for teaching librarians at Emory. At Oxford College, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Academic Excellence and the International Students Advisory Committee.

She received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Classical Archaeology and Latin from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University. While in library school, she served as the Managing Editor of Hack Library School, a blog for, by, and about library students. Baron is an active reviewer for ARLIS/NA Reviews and Choice Reviews. 

Baron currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA Archaeology and Classics SIG. She is the Junior Co-Chair of the Summer Educational Institute, an annual workshop focused on visual resources and digital humanities, sponsored by ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, visual literacy, game-based learning, and providing library services to the arts and humanities.