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Lucy Santos Green, Ed.D.

Title: Professor
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2381
Office: School of Information Science
Davis College, Room 201
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: EQuIP - Educational Quality through Instructional Partnerships

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Lucy Santos-Green


B.S., All Level Music Education, East Texas Baptist University
M.L.S., Library & Information Science, Texas Woman's University
Ed.D., Instructional Technology, Texas Tech University


Dr. Lucy Santos Green's research explores the role of the school librarian as an instructional designer and partner. It examines instructional partnerships between school library professionals and other educators; school librarians as pedagogical and technological leaders; and school librarians as designers of learning environments.


Green seeks to implement pedagogical practices, design elements and learning environment characteristics that best support student learning and curiosity — regardless of the course setting. She integrates student work and assignments that are as immediately relevant and applicable to professional practice as possible. Green teaches Library Programming for Children and Young Adults, Children's Materials, and Introduction to the Management of Libraries, Media Centers, and Information Agencies.

Recent Publications

Green, L. & Johnston, M. (2019). Examining the challenges and practices of our Russian partners in the institution of teacher librarianship. School Libraries Worldwide, 25(2), 1-15.

Akcaoglu, M. & Green, L. (2019). Teaching systems thinking through game design. Educational Technology & Research Development, 67(1), 1-19.

Green, L. (2019). Best practices for designing flipped instruction. Library Technology Report, 55(5), 11-16.

Green, L. S. (June 2019). Online learning is here to stay: Librarians transform into digital instructors. American Libraries. Retrieved from»

Johnston, M. & Green, L. (2018). Still polishing the diamond: School library research over the last decade. School Library Research, 21. 

Wilson, R., Lee, E., & Green, L. (2018). Law is a foreign language: An analysis of the language of law and the use of second-language teaching pedagogy in an undergraduate business law course. Journal of Legal Studies in Business, 21. Retrieved from»

Green, L. & Jones, S. A. (2017). School Librarians Fully Online: Preparing the 21st Century Professional. School Library Research, 20Retrieved from» 

Green, L., Banas, J., & Perkins, R. (Eds.) (2017). The flipped college classroom: Conceptualized and re-conceptualized. New York: Springer.


Chair-Elect for the Educators of School Librarians Section of the American Association of School Librarians

Co-Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Annual Conference Committee

In the past I have served as president of the School Media Technology Division for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and an early career mentor for the AECT/ NSF Early Career Symposium

Community Service:
Member of the Board of Directors for The Cecilia Ensemble, Inc, a professional vocal ensemble based in Augusta, Georgia.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.