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Brett Cloyd: Research and Government Information Librarian

Brett Cloyd

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Brett Cloyd
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About Brett Cloyd

Brett Cloyd is the subject librarian for International Studies, Political Science, Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, and Urban and Regional Planning. Brett also manages the Foreign and International Government Information Collections, and the Libraries' Public Policy Fund. .

Brett can help students via appointment (see "Schedule Appointment" to the left). He also visits classes in a range of subjects to talk about information resources, finding relevant research material, and to help students develop critical thinking skills. Faculty members please feel free to contact Brett to plan a session.


Brett has a B.A. in History from St. Mary's College of Maryland and a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa.

Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

Cloyd, Brett and Devika Levy. "Using ACRL's New Framework for Information Literacy to Explore Teaching Strategies for Intergovernmental Information.ACRL/Choice Webinar: Information Literacy and Teaching Strategies, 2015.


Cloyd, Brett et. al. "Charting a New Course: New Horizons in For-credit Information Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines." ACRL 2017 Conference. Baltimore, MD. 

Cloyd, Brett and Sara Scheib. "Breaking all the Rules: Lock-in at the Sciences Library."  ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2014. Ankeny, IA.