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Meet your Librarians: Valerie Freeman


Valerie Freeman is the liaison to the College of Business and the School of Hospitality, and has been with Johnson & Wales University since 2008.

How can you reach me?


2019-2020 schedule

This is my schedule most weeks

Monday - 8 am to 4 pm

Tuesday - 8 am to 4 pm

Wednesday - 8 am to 4 pm

Thursday - 8 am to 4 pm

Friday - 9 am to 4 pm


Instruction Librarian

Curious about what I do as the JWU Charlotte Instruction Librarian? This is some of what fills my days.

  • Reference - I can help you with all your research needs
  • Research help - I can meet with you for an individualized research session if you need. Just contact me and we'll set it up.
  • Instruction - I teach most (though not all) library instruction sessions, so you'll probably see me at some point.
  • Check Out - Need  to check out or return a book, check on a Reserve book or pay a fine? I can help you with that too!
  • Collection Development - Think we need to add a hospitality or business book to our collection? Or something in the percolator? Let me know.
  • LibraryGuides and Tutorials - I'm just one of many who can provide these guides. Do you know a subject we don't yet cover? Let me know!


Bachelor's Degree: I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio. I also minored in Classics (ie: Ancient Greece and Rome).

Masters Degree: I completed my Master of Library and Information Studies in 2008, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Associations and Committees

American Library Association – 2007 to present

Metrolina Library Association – 2008 to present

     Board positions: At-Large (2009, 2013), Vice-President/President-Elect (2010), President (2011), Immediate Past President (2012)

Reference User Services Association – 2009 to present

Business Reference Association Sources and Services – 2009 to present

Business Reference Sources Committee – 2011-2015

North Carolina Library Association – 2007 to present

American Association for the Advancement of Science - 2017 to present

A little bit about me:

I have played violin for most of my life. 

The single greatest experience of my life was spending a month in Scotland. Just for fun.

I am a writer.

I love to dance.

I love all kinds of music. Literally.

Oh yeah, and I read. 

Valerie's bookshelf: to-read

The Alchemist
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The Bourne Identity
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Into the Wild
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In Cold Blood
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