Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy

Head of Research & Instruction, 2020-Present

  • Leads the planning, execution, and assessment of information literacy and research support services
  • Leads and manages librarians in the Research & Instruction Department in alignment with library and institutional policies and priorities
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among various library and academy departments and advocates for the needs of the department
  • Collaborates with other library department heads and staff to support the library’s mission, vision, and goals; leads library-wide projects as needed
  • Serves as library subject specialist for midshipmen and faculty in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law
  • Demonstrates leadership and expertise by providing high-quality research support services as evidenced by staffing the research help desk, teaching information literacy sessions, holding individual research consultations, providing research support tailored to meet the needs of faculty, and creating resources for asynchronous research support


PhD, Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MLIS, Library & Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

BS, Science, Technology & Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology


RUSA-BRASS, Emerald Research Grant Award, 2019

IMLS, ELIME-21 Fellowship, 2011-2015

UNC Chapel Hill, Leadership Development Scholar, 2014

UNC Chapel Hill, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Award, 2012

ALA, Emerging Leader [IS-sponsored], 2012


Wiley, C., Click, A., & Houlihan, M. (Eds.). (forthcoming). Everyday evidence-based practice in the academic library: Case studies & reflections. ACRL.

Houlihan, M., Click, A., & Meky, D. (forthcoming). Learn, act, connect: Surviving and thriving in a new culture. In S. Kostelecky, L. Townsend, D. Hurley (Eds.), Hopeful visions, practical actions: Cultural humility in library work. ALA Editions.

Borchardt, R., Roh, C., Bruce, S., & Click, A. (2022). Are we walking the talk? A snapshot of how academic LIS journals are (or aren’t) enacting disciplinary values. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.  

Click, A. B., Wiley, C. W., & Houlihan, M. (2021). ‘We’re a little different:’ Business information literacy perspectives on the ACRL Framework. Communications in Information Literacy, 15(1). 24–56. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2021.15.1.2

Wiley, C., Houlihan, M., & Click, A. (2020). Evidence-based practice in LIS: The systematic review. In Fullington, B. West, & F. Albarillo (Eds.), Reflections on practitioner research: a practical guide for information professionals (pp.197-210). ACRL.

Click, A., & Borchardt, R. (2019). Library supported open access funds: Criteria, impact, and viability. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 14(4), 21-37. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29623

Click, A., & Ivey, O. (2019). Building an impact narrative. Information Outlook, 23(2), 17-19. Available at https://www.sla.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IOMarApr2019-InfoResearch.pdf 

Click, A. (2018). International graduate students in the United States: Research processes and challenges. Library and Information Science Research, 40(3), 153-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.05.004 

Click, A. B., Wiley, C. W., & Houlihan, M. (2017). The internationalization of the academic library: A systematic review of 25 years of literature on international students. College & Research Libraries, 78, 328-358. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.78.3.328 

Click, A., Ahmed, S., Hill, J., & Martin, J. (Eds.). (2016). Library and information science in the Middle East and North Africa. Berlin, Germany: IFLA/De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110341782 

Click, A. B., & Houlihan, M. (2016). Library instruction programs at American-style academic libraries outside of the United States. In R. Pun, S. Collard, & J. Parrott (Eds.), Bridging worlds: Emerging models and practices of U.S. academic libraries around the globe. ACRL.

Click, A. B. (2014). “Taking something that is not your right”: Egyptian students’ perceptions of academic integrity. Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, 64(2), 109-123. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2014-0009

Houlihan, M., & Click, A. (2012). Teaching literacy: Methods for studying and improving library instruction. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 7(4), 35-51. https://doi.org/10.18438/b88w3b 


Johnson, C., Click, A., & Holman, L. (2022, October 15). 360 view of the 360 review [Conference presentation]. Core Forum, Salt Lake City, UT.

Houlihan, M., & Click, A. (2022, October 14). Wait, wait, please tell me! Everything you wanted to know about publishing and presenting in LIS [Conference presentation]. Core Forum, Salt Lake City, UT.

Click, A., Townsend, W., Premji, Z., Spann, M., Riegelman, A., Wiley, C., & Houlihan, M. (2021). Conducting and supporting research synthesis: Librarian roles, competencies, and collaborations [Panel moderator]. American Library Association Annual Conference, online.

Wiley, C., Houlihan, M, & Click, A. (2019, June 16). Information overload: Using the systematic review to support evidence-based practice [Workshop]. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Glasgow, Scotland.

Click, A., Lau, C., Emmelhainz, C., Runyon, C., Jeziorski, C., & Spires, K. (Panelist). (2019, June 24). Leaning international: Stories from the field [Invited speaker]. American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Click, A., Burley, R., & Wilder, R. (2018, February 7). A tale of two continents – open access in Europe and the US [Invited speaker]. Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Click, A. (2017, November 30). “I consider it really seriously now:” International students’ perceptions of academic integrity [Invited speaker]. University College London Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Click, A., & Walker, C. (2013, February 6). Authentic teaching: Lessons from instruction librarians [Conference presentation]. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Click, A. (2012, April 7). Developing the teacher librarian [Workshop]. American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) Annual Conference, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Click, A., Abdullahi, I., & Lor, P.J. (2011, November 14). UNCG iDEAL Summit Panel. Rethinking the local: Re-imagining libraries in a flattening world [Invited speaker]. University of North Carolina at Greensboro iDEAL Summit, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Click, A., & Walker, C. (2010, March 30). Coursework, conferences, and the classroom: On-the-job training for new IL practitioners [Conference presentation]. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), Limerick, Ireland.




    • Leadership & Management Section, Leadership Team, 2021-Present
    • Core Forum Planning Committee, 2021-present (C0-Chair, 2022-Present)

Conference on Academic Library Management, Program Planning Committee, 2021-present (Co-Chair, 2021-22)

ACRL Instruction Section

    • Leadership & Management Committee, 2020-2022 
    • Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, 2017-2020 (Chair, 2019-2020)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Peer reviewer, 2010-present 

Communications in Information Literacy, Peer reviewer, 2017-present

United States Naval Academy

Nimitz Library Marketing & Outreach Committee, 2020-present (Chair, 2022-present)

Nimitz Library Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2020-present (Chair, 2021-present)

Diversity Search Advocate, 2020-present