I regularly write and publish about academic libraries, information literacy, pedagogy & instruction, student learning & success, and assessment. For creative writing publications, see my Writing page.

Refereed Publications

Seeber, K. & Fisher, Z. (2017, August 23).  Forthcoming article about student learning assessment. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Non-refereed Publications


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

Other Press

House, N. (2012, November 7). Zoe Fisher… success story [blog post, interview]. I Need A Library Job. Retrieved from

“Meet Zoe Fisher: assistant professor, reference and instruction librarian.” (2015, September 4). Pierce News. Retrieved from: