Amanda Kaufman

Amanda Kaufman
Teaching Librarian
Research & Instruction

Amanda Kaufman is an Instruction Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. She serves as an instructor for the library’s introductory information literacy course, LIB 100: Accessing Information in the 21st Century. Amanda graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a BA in English. She received a master’s degree in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012.


  • Foster, Amanda. (2019). Wikipedia-Based Assignments and Critical Information Literacy: A Case Study. Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses. Association of College and Research Libraries: Chicago, IL.
  • Foster, Amanda. (2017). "Top Secret Recipes: Internet Search Hacks Every Student Researcher Should Know". The First Year Experience Library Cookbook. ACRL Publications.


  • Foster, Amanda. (2018, May). Using Wikipedia as a Lens to Explore Critical Information Literacy in Library Credit Courses. LOEX 2018, Houston, TX. #
  • Womack, Hubert, Webb, Meghan, & Foster, Amanda. (2017, October). Writers in the Library. NCLA 62nd Biennial Conference, Winston Salem, NC. #
  • Keener, Molly, & Foster, Amanda. (2017, October). Taking Copyright Out of the Classroom and into the World: Adopting Scenario-Based Active Learning to Engage Students. NCLA 62nd Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Foster, Amanda, Fyn, Amy, Heady, Christina, & Hosier, Allison. (2017, February). Charting a New Course for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses in Higher Education. ACRL e-Learning Webcast, Online. #
  • Foster, Amanda. (2016, May). Creating Learner Personas for the Library Classroom. The Innovative Library Classroom Conference, Radford, VA.

Note: Above is a selection of Amanda’s professional activity.

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