Prior to joining the American University faculty in 2004, Alex worked within library systems at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the University of Florida. Alex earned tenure and promotion in 2011, and he leads the library's efforts to integrate information literacy instruction throughout all facets of the AU curriculum. He serves as the library's liaison to the School of Education, Teaching & Health (SETH), where he also teaches courses on educational technology and children's literature.
Alex's research interests focus on library users' information-seeking behavior via new media and within education-related library collections. His additional background in TESOL assists campus-wide efforts to teach international students about American standards of academic integrity and scholarly communication.