Alyssa Russo

Assistant Professor

Learning Services Librarian

Learning and Outreach Services

Contact Information

  • Centennial Library L259B
  • (505) 277-0684


Curriculum Vitae

Alyssa Russo is a Learning Services Librarian and the subject liaison for the department of Communication and Journalism at the University Libraries. In this role, she develops information literacy programming, builds online learning resources, supports student and faculty research, and teaches credit courses in the OILS program. Alyssa earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include information literacy and library instruction within academic libraries. 

Selected publications: 

Russo, A. & Jankowski, A. (2023). How students identify original research articles in an undergraduate biology course. Public Services Quarterly. 19(1), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2022.2116377  

Koelling, G. & Russo, A. (2021). Teaching Assistants’ Research Assignments and Information Literacy. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(4), 773-795. doi:10.1353/pla.2021.0041  

Koelling, G. & Russo, A. (2020). The Mystery Room: Discovering the flexibility of an information literacy-based educational escape room. Public Services Quarterly, 16(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2019.1666779 

Russo, A., Jankowski, A., Beene, S. & Townsend L. (2019). Strategic Source Evaluation: Addressing the Container Conundrum. Reference Services Review, 47(3), 294-313. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-04-2019-0024  

Jankowski, A., Russo, A. & Townsend, L. (2018). “It was information based”: Student Reasoning when Distinguishing Between Scholarly and Popular Sources. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Available from: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/it-was-information-based/