Craig Gibson is Professor and Professional Development Coordinator in the Libraries at the Ohio State University Libraries, USA, and holds an appointment as Faculty Fellow for Mentoring in the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, USA. He has also been Associate Director for Research and Education at Ohio State, with responsibilities for reference and research services, assessment, outreach and engagement, the libraries’ instruction program, and departmental libraries. Previously, he was Associate University Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach at George Mason University Libraries; Head of Library User Education at Washington State University; and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Lewis-Clark State College.
His current research interests focus on threshold concepts for information literacy; models for collaboration between academic libraries and teaching and learning centers; and intellectual virtues as linchpins for open inquiry in teaching and learning. From 2000-2021, he taught in the ACRL Immersion Program, the signature professional development program for instruction librarians in the United States and has consulted widely on the changing role of the subject librarian in academic libraries. He was editor of the ACRL Publications in Librarianship series from 2008 to 2013 and was co-chair of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards Revision Task Force, a group that developed the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, using threshold concepts. He was recipient of ACRL’s Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award in 2008 and the ACRL President’s Special Recognition Award for Immersion Faculty in 2009.