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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Lucy Santos Green, Ed.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2381

School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 201
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources: Website


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. 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.


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

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

Calhoun, D. W., & Green, L. (2017). Online Learners and Technology: A Gap in Higher Education and Student Affairs Professional Preparation. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 18(1).

Green, L., & Kennedy, K. (2016). School librarians and K12 online/blended learning: Moving critical conversation beyond the medium. School Library Connection, 1(9), 12-14.

Green, L. (October, 2016) Literacy as a vehicle for participatory identity in the digital realm. – General Session Speaker, International Literary Festival of Óbidos, Folio Educa, Óbidos, Portugal.

Green, L. (April, 2016). Flipped classrooms in higher education: Lessons from the field. Innovative Teaching Faculty Development Speaker. SahmYook University, Seoul, Korea.

Green, L. & Johnston, M. P. (2015). Exploring school-based Brazilian librarianship through institutional ethnography. School Libraries Worldwide 21(1), 1-18.


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.