Curriculum Vitae

University of Florida | Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (1999)

University of South Florida | Tampa, Florida
Master of Arts, Library and Information Science (2001)

Professional Appointments
2013-Present: Washington and Lee University Library | Lexington, VA
Instruction Coordinator and Science Librarian/Associate Professor

  • Retained most Science Librarian responsibilities, listed below
    Responsible for library instruction program, coordinating research help desk service, developing a peer mentor program based at the Research Help Desk, facilitating curriculum development, supporting digital studies, coordinating professional development
  • Chairs regular Liaison Meetings for library faculty, focusing on curricular issues, departmental relationships, and other faculty-related matters
  • Supervise 7 student employees who staff the Research Help Desk during daytime and evening hours
  • Manages a modest budget for the library instruction program, including student wages
  • Member of two Teacher-Scholar Cohorts: Active Learning in STEM and Multimedia Storytelling

2006-2013: Washington and Lee University Library | Lexington, VA
Science Librarian/Assistant Professor

  • Subject liaison for Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Math, Physics & Engineering, Psychology, and Writing Program
  • Managed collection for Telford Science Library, including deselection for a major downsizing project, and removal of print journals from the science library that were available in JSTOR as a pilot project for the main library
  • Responsible for coordinating library instruction efforts among library faculty
  • Participated in weekly rotation at the reference desk and provided library instruction to STEM students and faculty
  • Supervised one professional staff member
  • Participated in faculty committees

2001-2005: Eckerd College Library | Saint Petersburg, Florida
Science Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian/Assistant Professor

  • Participated in weekly rotation at the reference desk and provided library instruction to science students and faculty
  • Performed collection development in the sciences
  • Supervised staff and students in the Interlibrary Loan department, including a graduate intern from a local university
  • Taught regularly in the General Education program as a faculty member, participated in faculty committees, and served as an evaluator on the Writing Committee


  • Reviewed science and technology reference books for an e-zine designed for collection development librarians. Reviews submitted via email.

2001: USGS Center for Coastal Geology | Saint Petersburg, Florida
Graduate Intern

  • Organized specialized scientific materials into a usable library, including a web-based catalog
  • Created a specialized classification system for a collection with a very specific subject range
  • Created a searchable database for users to quickly locate library materials
  • Provided reference and instruction services

2001: Tampa Bay Library Consortium | Tampa, Florida
Assistant Cataloger

  • Contributed to an electronic cataloging project for academic and public libraries in the Tampa Bay area
  • DH 190: Web User Experience in Action (Spring 2018)
  • DCI 180: First Year Seminar: Black Mirrors in Digital Culture (Fall 2018, Winter 2019)
  • ACRL Immersion 2002
  • Learning Conference 2003
  • Information Literacy and Assessment 2005
  • American Library Association National Conference 2004, 2006, 2007
  • American Library Association Midwinter Conference 2007, 2017
  • Oberlin Group Science Librarians Meeting 2007, 2009
  • Library Assessment Conference 2012
  • ACRL 2013 Conference
  • Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy 2014
  • The Innovative Library Classroom 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute 2017, 2018
  • Inclusive Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Funded by ACS)
  • Inclusive Library Faculty (Teacher-Scholar Cohort grant funded by W&L Office of the Dean)
  • Abdoney, M. (2003). Approaches to information literacy: Accommodating student needs in higher education. International Journal of Learning, 10, 2715–2722.
  • Abdoney, M. (2007a). Finite Spaces: JSTOR vs. Print at Washington and Lee University. Presented at the Ripped from the Headlines: An ALCTS Forum, American Library Association Midwinter Conference.
  • Abdoney, M. (2007b). Finite Spaces: JSTOR vs. Print at Washington and Lee University. Presented at the Oberlin Group Science Librarians’ Meeting.
  • Abdoney, M. (2009). Scopus vs. Web of Science. Presented at the Oberlin Group Science Librarians’ Meeting.
  • Abdoney, M. (2010a). Student Satisfaction with the University Library: A Survey at Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee University.
  • Abdoney, M. (2010b). Weeding the General Collection in Telford Science Library. Presented at the Science and Technology Section Assessment Committee Roundtable, American Library Association Annual Conference.
  • Abdoney, M. (2011). Report of Faculty Satisfaction with the University Library 2011. Washington and Lee University.
Engagement and Service

  • American Library Association (ALA) 2001 to present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2001 to present
  • ACRL Instruction Section (ACRL IS) 2003 to present
  • ACRL College Libraries Section (ACRL CLS) 2008 to present
  • ACRL CLS Leadership and Management Discussion Group co-chair 2016 to 2017
  • ACRL IS Policy and Publications Review Committee 2006 to 2007
  • ACRL Science and Technology Section (ACRL STS) 2001 to 2008
  • ALA Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT) 2006 to 2010
  • LIRT Transitions to College Committee 2006 to 2008
  • ALA Library Research Roundtable (LRRT) 2006
  • Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Association 1999 to present

Local and Regional

  • Virginia Library Association 2014 to present
  • W&L Writing Program Advisory Committee 2010 to 2013
  • W&L Information Technology Advisory Committee 2009 to 2016
  • Multimedia Storytelling Teacher-Scholar Cohort 2017 to present
  • Active Learning in STEM Teacher-Scholar Cohort 2016 to present
  • W&L University Sustainability Committee