Amanda Foster Kaufman

Amanda Foster Kaufman
Amanda Foster Kaufman (she/her/hers)
Learning & Instructional Services Librarian

Amanda’s subject areas include: Education; Library & Information Science

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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.


  • Kaufman, Amanda, Fyn, Amy, Heady, Christina, & Weber, Millicent. (2022). Chapter 2: The Dysfunctional Library and Academic Librarian Turnover. Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces. Routledge. #
  • Foster, Amanda, Cohen, Brian, & Eller, Jeffrey. (2021). Implementing a Community-Based Marketing Approach to Sustainability in Academic Libraries. Libraries and Sustainability: Programs and Practices for Community Impact. ALA Editions: Chicago, IL.
  • Heady, Christina, Fyn, Amy, Kaufman, Amanda, & Webber, Millicent. (2020). Contributory Factors to Academic Librarian Turnover: A Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Library Administration, 60(6), 579-599. #
  • Fyn, Amy, Heady, Christina, Kaufman, Amanda, & Hosier, Allison. (2019). Why We Leave: Exploring Academic Librarian Turnover and Retention Strategies. ACRL Conference Proceedings 2019, 139-148. #
  • Kaufman, 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.


  • Ellis, Elizabeth, Webb, Meghan, & Kaufman, Amanda. (2023, May). Misinformation, Algorithms, and Privacy: Helping Students Situation Information Literacy Issues Within Wider Social, Cultural, Political, and Technological Contexts. LOEX 2022, Ypsilanti, MI. #
  • Womack, Hubert, Kaufman, Amanda, & Webb, Meghan. (2022, April). Fake News, Fact-checking, and Facebook: Teaching misinformation and disinformation in the perfect storm. 2022 ACCelerate Creativity & Innovation Festival, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.. #
  • Kaufman, Amanda, & Eller, Jeff. (2021, October). Sustainability and Organizational Change. NCLA/SELA 64th Biennial Conference, Virtual.
  • Foster, Amanda, Denlinger, Kyle, Krstevska, Summer, & Womack, Hubert. (2019, October). Watch this Space: Emerging Trends in Credit Bearing Information Literacy Courses. North Carolina Library Association 63rd Biennial Conference, October 2019, Winston Salem.
  • Fyn, Amy, Heady, Christina, Kaufman, Amanda, & Hosier, Allison. (2019, April). Why We Leave: Exploring Academic Librarian Turnover and Retention Strategies. ACRL 2019, Cleveland, OH.