Nastasha E Johnson

University Title:
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Libraries
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Mathematical Sciences Building

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor
Courses Taught:
AGR 201: Communicating Across Cultures
TECH 120: Introduction to Design Process
ENGR 103: Developing the Data Mind
HNRS 399: Crime Sleuthing
COM 303i: Study Abroad Intercultural Learning Course
Graduate Certificate in Training and Development, North Carolina State University, 2013
MLS, North Carolina Central University, 2005
BA in Psychology, Minor in Mathematics, University of North Carolina, 1999
Professional Experience:
Reference Librarian, North Carolina A & T State University, 2009-2013
Honors and Awards:
Purdue Learning Communities Academic Connection Award, 2019
Moriarty Award for Outstanding Service, Purdue Libraries, 2019
Dean’s Team Annual Award for IMPACT, Purdue Libraries, 2015
Dean’s Team Award for Graduate Research Information Program, Purdue Libraries, 2015
Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National First Year Honor Society, Honorary Member, 2013
Outstanding Employee of the Year, Bluford Library, NC A&T State, 2013
Creativity & Initiative Award, F.D. Bluford Library, NC A&T State, 2012
Memberships and Service:


  • Academic Librarians of Indiana, Assessment Committee, 2015-
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP) Library Advisory Board, 2014-2017
  • American Library Association, 2006-
  • ACRL Assessment in Action Purdue University team leader, 2014-2015
  • Library Leadership and Management Assoc. Mentoring Program participant, 2017
  • ACRL President’s Program Committee member, 2018-2019
  • ALA STS Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, 2018-2021
  • American Society of Engineering Education, 2013-
  • Reviewer, Interdisciplinary Section, 2014-
  • Conference Program Committee, ASEE Engineering Librarians Division, 2015
  • Colloquium of Service Learning in Libraries, Conference Planning Committee, 2017-2019
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association member, 2011-12
  • Scopus Certification Program for Librarians, Champions Cohort, 2018
  • Special Libraries Association, 2014-
  • Physics, Astronomy, and Math Section Professional Dev Committee 2015-2016
  • Physics, Astronomy, and Math Section Nominations Committee 2017 & 2018
  • Library Dean Search Committee, 2018-2019
  • Purdue University Institutional Equity Committee, 2017-2020
  • Purdue University New Student Orientation Faculty Mentor, 2013-
  • Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), 2013-
  • Hampton Elementary University Partnership Advisory Board, 2012-2013
  • NC A&T University Campus Read Initiative Committee 2011-2013


  • PTF Planning Committee for Shining Light Academy, April 2010-2012
  • Board Member/Founding Member of the Pearls in the Making Girls Mentoring Program; July 2009-2011
  • Guild Board Member of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, July 2007-Present


  • ARCL/Resources for College Libraries. Technology and Engineering bibliography 2019
  • Frontiers In Education conference proposal submissions 2017, 2018
  • ASEE Interdisciplinary Division Conference Proposals 2017 & 2018
  • ASEE Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division Conference Proposals, 2017
  • Evidence Based Library and Information Practices manuscripts (4)
  • Library Instruction West conference proposal submissions 2017
  • Guide to Reference, Math Resources (sunsetted) 2014


  • Johnson, Nastasha & Russell Tiffany. (2013). “A Math Emporium Project” in How to STEM:Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Johnson, Nastasha E. (2014). Creating Innovators: Can the Library Contribute. ISTL: Issues inScience and Technology Librarianship (Spring 2014): n. pag. Web.
  • Johnson, Nastasha. (2014). Ebscohost App on ITunes and Google Play. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 26(2), 148-150.
  • Fosmire, M., Van Epps, A., & Johnson, N. (2015). Badging Your Way to Information Literacy. Paper presented at American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division, Seattle, WA.
  • Sapp Nelson, M. & Johnson, N.E. (2015, June). Assessment of undergraduate data information literacy skills. Poster presented at the ASEE Annual Conference for Engineering Libraries Division, Seattle, WA.
  • Johnson, N. (2015). Sophomores and Statistics: An Outreach Initiative of a Special Library. Public Services Quarterly, 11(1), 74-78.
  • Flierl, M., Maybee, C., Riehle, C. F., & Johnson, N. (2016). IMPACT lessons: Strategically embedding MIL through teacher development in higher education. In D. Oberg and S. Ingvaldsen (Eds.). Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators (pp. 119-133). Oxford: Chandos.
  • Fosmire, M., Johnson, N. E., & Mentzer, N. (2016, October). Using design journals to uncover information literacy habits of first-year students. In 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
  • Phillips, M., & Van Epps, A. S., & Johnson, N. E., & Zwicky, D. A. (2018, June), Effective Methods of Engineering Information Literacy: Initial Steps of a Systematic Literature Review and Observations About the Literature. Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Johnson, N., & Phillips, M. (2018). Rayyan for systematic reviews. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 30(1), 46-48.
  • Phillips, M., Van Epps, A., Johnson, N., & Zwicky, D. (2018). Effective Engineering Information Literacy Instruction: A Systematic Literature Review. The Journal of Academic Librarianship.
  • Johnson, Nastasha (2018). From Inception to Fruition: How One Library Created a Library-wide Working Group to Meet Campus-wide Graduate Student Needs. In C. Renfro and C. Stiles (Eds.) Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students. ACRL Publications.
  • Johnson, Nastasha(in press, 2019). An Analysis of Student Performance at the Intersection of Diversity and Information Literacy. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.
  • Meier, John, Zeidman- Karpinski, Annie, and Johnson, Nastasha (in press, 2019). Sudden Selector's Guide to Math Resources. American Library Association.
  • Johnson, N., Maybee, C., Zwicky D. & Kirkwood, H. (under review, 2019) Uncovering Graduate Student Library and Information Needs: A series of focus groups. Journal of Academic Librarianship.
  • (in review) Johnson, N. Connectivism: Index Card Activity. In J. Dale and L. Pressley (Eds.) Learning Theory for Librarians: Applications for Practice. ACRL.
  • (in process) Moss, Jennifer & Johnson, N. Case Studies in Course Design Sustainability.
  • (in process) Stamper, T., et al. Interdisciplinary Team Performance on Dichotomous Keys.


  • Witt, M., Matthews, C. E., Johnson, N., Barton, A., Erdmann, C., & Bracke, M. S. (2014). Collection Development in the Context of Research Data. Presented at Purdue University Libraries.
  • Johnson, Nastasha E. (2014). Not Merging with the Others: The Tale of Modernizing a Stubborn Math Library. Poster presented at American Library Association Science and Technology Section, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Johnson, Nastasha E. (2014). Invited Presentation: Data Driven Collection Development at Mathematical Sciences Library of Purdue University. Presented at American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Sapp Nelson, M. & Johnson, N.E. (2015, June). Assessment of undergraduate data information literacy skills. Poster presented at the ASEE Annual Conference for Engineering Libraries Division, Seattle, WA.
  • Johnson, Nastasha E. (2015, April 29). GRIP @ Purdue [Webinar]. In Special Libraries Association Professional Development Series.
  • Amy Barton, Marianne Stowell Bracke, Paul Bracke, D. Scott Brandt, Nastasha Johnson, Nicole Kong, Line Pouchard, Megan Sapp Nelson, Michael Witt (2015, June 18). Presented “Research Data Management Workshop” at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  • Johnson, N. & Zwicky, D. (2016) GET A GRIP: A graduate student research information portal, program, and plan. Presented at Great Lakes Science Boot Camp, Notre Dame IN.
  • Johnson, Nastasha & Moss, Jennifer. (2018). Sustaining transformation: An inquiry of How Course Transformations are Maintained When Instructors Change, Presentation, Midwest Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Indiana University South Bend.