As the Instructional Services Librarian, I oversee the information literacy initiatives at the WMU Libraries, including providing information literacy and research instruction classes to students, faculty, and staff. I also coordinate library and research orientation programs across campus, in person and online. I am liaison to the Anthropology Department, and also provide reference and research assistance through the Central Reference Department. I am interested in information literacy, research instruction, assessment, social media in libraries, and classroom and learning environments. My current research interests include the effects of background music in the classroom, assessment of learning in the online environment, and information literacy in the first college year.
Kathleen A. Langan. “Striking a Balance: Effective Use of Facebook in an Academic Libraries (with Kathleen Langan and Ed eckel), Internet Reference Services Quarterly (2011)
As one of the fastest growing social networking sites, Facebook presents librarians with a prime...
Building Bridges: Restructuring online library tutorials to span the generation gap and meet the needs of millennial students (with Kathleen Langan and Carrie Leatherman), Loex Annual Conference Proceedings (2011)
Opening Pandora's Stream: Piping Music into the Information Literacy Classroom (with Kathleen A. Langan), Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference (2011)
Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, very little research has...