Professor Amanda Izenstark is Reference and Instructional Design Librarian at the
University Libraries, University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She received
her MLIS from URI in 2001, and has served as ACRL New England Member-at-Large and
co-chair of ACRL Instruction Section’s Instructional Technologies Committee. Amanda is an
adjunct faculty at the URI-GSLIS teaching Reference and Information Services and is also
co-recipient in 2006 of the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation in Instruction Award. 

She has been teaching LIB 120: Introduction to Information Literacy since 2001. She also
teaches LSC 504: Reference and Information Services as an Adjunct Professor for
URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. 

Articles and Proceedings

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Revamping a Freshman Seminar Information Literacy Program (with Mary C. MacDonald), LOEX Conference Proceedings 2008 (2010)

Learn how the University of Rhode Island Library renewed their freshman seminar information literacy sessions...

 

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The real world: Developing information age issues forums (with Mary C. MacDonald, Brian T. Gallagher, Jim Kinnie, and Peter Larsen), Reference Services Review (2006)

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to describe the development of a series...

 

Stone soup: A recipe for collaboration and support (with Jim Kinnie and Mary C. MacDonald), Reflective Teaching: A Bridge to Learning: Selected Papers Presented at the Thirty-First National LOEX Library Instruction Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, 8-10 May 2003 (2004)

Proceedings from conference presentation on how departmental collaboration and mentoring built a successful information literacy...

 

Presentations

Google Tips & Tricks, Douglas and Judith Krupp Library, Bryant University (2012)
 

Avoiding Plagiarism (panel presentation) (with Karen Markin), Research Office, University of Rhode Island (2012)
 

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Zotero/Mendeley: Hands-on with two free citation managers (presentation), Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp (2012)

Learn about the features of and get hands-on experience with two big names in the...

 

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Create your own Cephalonian Adventure (with Mary C. MacDonald), LOEX 40th Annual Conference (2012)

The Cephalonian Method has garnered much interest for its possibilities for engaging students in what...

 

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Revamping a Freshman Seminar Information Literacy Program (with Mary C. MacDonald), 36th Annual LOEX Conference (2008)

Learn how the University of Rhode Island Library renewed their freshman seminar information literacy sessions...

 

Contributions to Books

Searching Savvy on the Internet, Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Practical, Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition (2010)

Provides an overview of techniques and exercises for developing an understanding of search engine functionality...

 

Technology in the Classroom, Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition (2010)

This chapter provides an overview of learning management systems, classroom management software, collaboration tools, and...

 

Internet Taste Test (with Mary C. MacDonald), The Library Instruction Cookbook: 50+ Active Recipes for 1-Shot Sessions (2009)

Provides lesson plan for information literacy classes on evaluating the quality of web sites. Requires...

 

Scholarly, Popular, or Special Interest/Trade? How to Tell the Difference Online, Information Literacy Course Handbook for Distance and In-Class Learners (2005)

Contribution to workbook includes lesson plan and instructions for helping students in information literacy classes...

 

Other

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Instruction @ the URI Libraries - August 2012 (with Mary C. MacDonald), Instruction @ the URI Libraries (2012)
 

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Tips & Trends: Instruction and assessment management (with Jackie Belanger) (2012)

Part of the ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee Tips & Trends Series....

 

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Instruction @ the URI Libraries - May 2012 (with Mary C. MacDonald), Instruction @ the URI Libraries (2012)
 

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Instruction @ the URI Libraries - January 2012 (with Mary C. MacDonald), Instruction @ the URI Libraries (2012)
 

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Instruction @ the URI Libraries - August 2011 (with Mary C. MacDonald), Instruction @ the URI Libraries (2011)