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Dora Rowe
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Dora Rowe, IRC Director

Dora Rowe graduated from the College of William and Mary (BA, History and Medieval/Renaissance Studies) and Texas Woman’s University (MLS, Library Science). She joined the Morton Library staff to lead the Instructional Resource Center after working for twenty years in other libraries, including a prison, a Catholic high school, a Catholic seminary in DC, a private college, and a rural public library.

Dora enjoys writing, and during her tenure as a public library director was a regular columnist in the local newspaper. Her research includes the neurological processes involved with reading and its correlation to empathy, with a forthcoming article in Virginia Libraries. She is currently interested in the methods of combating aliteracy on college campuses, and she will be presenting some of her findings at the 2017 Virginia Library Association conference.

Dora most enjoys patron interactions. She loves helping patrons find materials and use a variety of digital media and technology. She can be contacted at 804-278-4324 or by emailing

IRC Hours

Staffed Hours

M: 9 am -- 4:30 pm

T: 9 am -- 4:30 pm

W: 9 am --  4:30 pm

T: 9 am -- 4:30 pm

F: 9 am -- 4:30 pm (online, unless by appointment)

*NB: The IRC will not be staffed during lunch or DLL workshops.