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Caroline Cason Barratt

Director, Miller Learning Center Library Commons
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Areas of Expertise

I am the Director of the Miller Learning Center and an instruction librarian available for classes and individual consultations. I also enjoy collaborating with faculty on assignment design. Though I can lead library research workshops in almost any subject, I am the liaison to the fine arts, anthropology, landscape architecture and historic preservation departments.


University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 1996.
University of South Carolina, Masters in Information Science, 2003.
University of Georgia, Masters of Art in Art History, 2008.
MA Thesis (awarded distinction): Form as Content: Minimalist Cube as Institutional Critique (1960-1969)

Research Interests

My research interests include undergraduate citation behavior, faculty learning communities, and mentoring in libraries. Other interests include contemporary art and visual culture.


Barratt, Caroline Cason, Jill Parrott and Erin Presley. "The Polyphonic Classroom: A Collaborative Pedagogical Approach to Information Literacy and Digital Composition." In Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies. Laura McGrath, ed. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press: Logan, UT, 2011.

Barratt, Caroline Cason. "Time Machines: Steampunk in Contemporary Art." Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies, 3.1 (2010): 167-188.

Barratt, Caroline Cason, Phoebe Acheson and Emily Luken."Reference Models in the Electronic Library: The Miller Learning Center at the University of Georgia." Reference Services Review, 38: 44-56, 2010.

Barratt, Caroline Cason and Elizabeth White. "Case Study for a Large Research Institution Library: The University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center." Journal of Library Administration, 50:1–10, 2010.

Barratt, Caroline Cason and Kristin Nielsen, Christy Desmet, and Ron Balthazor. "Collaboration is Key: Librarians and Composition Instructors Analyze Student Research and Writing." portal: Libraries and the Academy 9.1, 2009: 37-56.

Daniels, Tim and Caroline Cason Barratt. “What is Common about the Learning Commons?” In The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services. Sarah Steiner and M. Leslie Madden, eds. Association of College and Research Libraries: Chicago, 2008.

Barratt, Caroline Cason and Nadine Cohen, Diane Trap and Deb Raftus. “Finding Meaningful Research Assignments: Collaboration as a Way to End the ‘Scavenger Hunt.’” LOEX Quarterly 34.4, 2008.

Van Scoyoc, Anna and Caroline Cason [Barratt]. “The Electronic Library: Undergraduate Research Behavior in a Library without Books.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 6.1, 2006: 47-58.

Barratt, Caroline Cason. “Lena Horne” and “Atlanta Opera Company.” In the The New Georgia Encyclopedia. University of Georgia Press: Athens, GA, 2005.

Professional Organizations

American Libraries Association ; Association of College & Research Libraries ; College Art Association; Art Libraries Society of North America

Other Links of Interest

Research Guide for Art & Architecture
Research Guide for Anthropology
Research Guide for Popular Music
Request a Library Instruction Session

Contact Information

University Libraries
Miller Learning Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 542-6196
Fax: (706) 583-8250
Email: ccason@uga.edu

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