This page highlights some of my academic writing related to teaching, learning, and libraries.

Updated November 2020

Refereed Publications

Fisher, Z. & Seeber, K. (2017, August 23).  Finding foundations: A model for information literacy assessment of first-year students. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved from

Non-refereed Publications

9781442278752Fisher, Z., Krueger, S. G., Malamud, R. G., & Patillo, E. (2019). What it means to be out: Queer, trans, and gender nonconforming identities in library work. In Baer, A., Cahoy, E., and Schroeder, R. (Eds.) Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization. ACRL Publications: Chicago.

Fisher, Z. (2017, Oct. 11). Where is all the research about community college libraries? LibParlor. Retrieved from

Fisher, Z. (2017, July 25).  Libraries are the real punk rock. The Rumpus. Retrieved from

Fisher, Z. (2017). Facing the frames: Using the Framework as a guide for a credit-bearing information literacy course. College & Research Libraries News, 78(7), pp.354-358. doi:

Fisher, Z. (2017, June 8). What to ask when you’re given a new project. Letters to a Young Librarian.

Fisher, Z., & Read, K. (2017). Librarians and services in college and community college libraries. In T. Gilman (Ed.), Academic Librarianship Today. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Fisher, Z. (2016). Take note: Why librarians should encourage handwritten note-taking. ACRL Instruction Section Newsletter, 33(2), 4.

Fisher, Z. (2015, November). Hey, that’s my librarian! Perspectives on student engagement from a community college librarian. CHOICE, 53(3), 368-369.

Fisher, Z. (2009,  October 22). A student’s perspective on the name change [blog post]. Special Libraries Association. Retrieved from