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...


Popular Press

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...



Implementing Social Networking Sites as Reference and bibliographic instruction tools in academic libraries (with Kathleen Langan and Ed Eckel), Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (2009)