David Ireland

Information Literacy & Research Librarian

I am the Information Literacy & Research Librarian here at Stetson. I am TESOL Certified and have worked as a professor of composition and philosophy and as an editor. I am passionate about helping students improve their information literacy skills to succeed in their studies and beyond. 

  • MISt, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • MPhil in Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • BA in English-Literature UNCW

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Biography

I am passionate about information literacy; language; the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong, Maryanne Wolf, and Elizabeth Eisenstein; and how the medium relates to how we take in and use information. I love reading: 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 are some of my favorite books. Treasure Island is the first book I remember loving. I also enjoy the works of Robert Benchley, James Thurber, and S.J. Perelman. I love Art History, British comedy, and baseball (Go Orioles!). I am passionate about music and hope to learn to play the Irish Bouzouki.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Information Literacy
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Media Theory 

Course Sampling

  • Information Literacy
  • Research Skills

  • My research interests include the neurology and psychology of reading, the effects of AI and its impact on the humanities (and humanity), print culture and book history, and propaganda.