Ann Marie Smeraldi has focused her career in librarianship on information literacy instruction and the needs of first year college students as they make the transition to higher education. She joined the staff of the Michael Schwartz Library as the First Year Experience and General Education Librarian in spring 2008. In spring 2011 she assumed an additional role - English Subject Specialist. As the First Year Experience Librarian, Ann Marie provides library orientations and information literacy classes for all sections of ASC 101: Introduction to University Life. She also teaches a section of this introductory course and serves on the University's Common Reading Committee. As the subject specialist for the English Department, Ann Marie serves the research and instruction needs of faculty, undergraduates, and graduates. She works closely with the First Year Writing Program faculty to design information literacy sessions that support the learning outcomes of these foundational writing course. Ann Marie earned her Master of Information and Library Science from Kent State University, Ohio in 2006. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Cleveland State and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999.
Rocking in the Library: Experiences of a First-year Experience Librarian, Journal of Engaged Learning (2012)
Contributions to Books
College Student for a Day: Facilitating Successful Fieldtrips to an Academic Library., nformed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High school to College Transition (2013)
Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences for First Year Students (with Claudia Lilie), 32nd Lilly International Conference on Teaching and Learning (2012)
With only 55.5% of U.S. college students graduating with a bachelor’s degree within 6 years...
Preparing High School Students for a Bright Future, OELMA Conference (2012)
Librarians have been lighting the way to college and career readiness for decades. With the...
Strategies for Teaching 21st Century Skills to Tomorrow's College Students (with Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna McNally, and Jennifer Schwelik), Ohio Edicational Library Media Association Conference (2011)
Today’s first year college students arrive on campus underprepared for the academic demands that await...
Letting Students Take the Lead: Active Learning in the Library Classroom, Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference (2010)
Each fall reluctant first year students are herded into the academic library for a one-shot,...
Our Transition Mission: Collaborations for College Success (with Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, and Beth Tumbleson), Ohio Educational Library Media Assocation Annual Conference (2010)
A panel of school and academic librarians that work with students transitioning from high school...
Master's Research Project
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
The Lorain County Community College (LCCC) Library...