Symphony Bruce, MLIS

Learning is cool. Research is cool. Libraries are cool.


Hi, I'm Symphony.

I am an academic librarian who teaches information literacy and research skills. I'm a cat raising, coffee drinking, nap taking bibliophile who loves to talk about libraries, research, and teaching. Let's share ideas and resources! 

Curls in the Library.

A blog about information literacy, reference, libraries, and teaching written by a high school English teacher who also works as an academic research services librarian.


A librarian, educator, and information science professional who combines information literacy with experiences in teaching and learning to provide student-centered instruction for research, digital literacy, and educational technologies.


Academic Library Experience


Resident Librarian, Assistant Librarian rank
American University Library
June 2018 to Present

Research Services Librarian
Webster University, Emerson Library
August 2017 to June 2018

Instruction and Liaison Services Intern
Webster University, Emerson Library
June 2017 to July 2017


Professional Teaching Experience

Language Arts Teacher, High School
Rockwood School District
August 2012 to May 2018



B.A. English and Education
Certification: ELA 9-12

Webster University
May 2012

Master of Library and Information Science, MLIS
University of Missouri
December 2017


Professional Organizations and Recognition 

American Library Association
2017 to Present

Missouri Library Association
2017 to Present 

National Education Association
2012 to 2018 

Outstanding Beginning Teacher
April 2013


Interests and Skills

Information Literacy

Academic Research 

Research Writing 

Library Instruction

Instructional Materials Design 

Critical Librarianship 

Social Justice in Libriares

Diversity Initiatives 


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