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Brett Cloyd: Social Sciences and Public Policy Librarian

Brett Cloyd

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Brett Cloyd
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The On-Line Library During COVID-19

Brett is available to help with your assignments, classes, research, and teaching. Please feel free to email questions, call office number 319-335-5743 (note: I'm currently working a hybrid schedule), or schedule a consultation appointment. Zoom is available for appointments - just select Zoom when you request a consultation. The Libraries is maintaining a Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page with the latest information. Many publishers are opening their scholarly content to the public and I am monitoring these updates. You may also be interested in options for streaming video. Good luck.

About Brett Cloyd

Brett Cloyd is the Social Sciences and Public Policy Librarian at the University of Iowa. He works with several academic departments, including  the Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, International Studies, Military Science, Political Science, and the School of Plannng and Public Affairs. Brett also manages the Foreign and International Government Information Collections, and the Libraries' Public Policy Fund. Students in the English as a Second Language and Iowa Intensive English Programs may also consult with Brett.

Brett is also the Fulbright Librarian and available to consult on applications.

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.