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Jeffrey DiScala

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Old Dominion University
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Recent publications

  • The Lilead Survey: A National Study of District-Level Library Supervisors: Roles, Responsibilities, Challenges, and Professional Development Needs

    • Weeks A
    • DiScala J
    • Barlow D
    • et al.
  • Promoting Transformational Change by Focusing on the "Why" of Inquiry­-Based Instruction

    • DiScala J
    • Weeks A
    • Kodama C

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University

July 2016 - Present

Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer

College of Information Studies/University of Maryland

January 2010 - June 2016(6 years)

Library Media Specialist

Prince George's County Public Schools - Nicholas Orem Middle School

August 2007 - July 2009(2 years)

Reference Assistant

University of Maryland, University College

July 2006 - July 2007(a year)


PhD in Information Studies

College of Information Studies/University of Maryland

January 2010 - May 2016(6 years)

Master's of Library Science

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

August 2005 - May 2007(2 years)

Bachelor's in Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 2001 - May 2004(3 years)


Jeffrey DiScala is an Assistant Professor of Library Science in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA). Jeffrey completed his MLS with a concentration in school libraries and PhD in Information Studies, both at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on school librarianship; information, education, and technology policies; and professional development and education for school librarians. He is currently working on projects studying the roles and responsibilities of school district library supervisors (through a grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services), how school librarians respond to district social media policies, and the current collection and usage of national data statistics regarding school librarianship. He is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the Association for Library and Information Studies Education (ALISE).

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