Meredith Farkas is the General Education Instruction Coordinator and a Social
Science Librarian at Portland State University. She is engaged in building and assessing
new approaches to instruction as well as building online tutorials and learning tools to
support online and face-to-face courses. Meredith’s research interests include online
pedagogy and instructional design; the impact of social media on research, teaching and
learning; mobile technologies in learning; building a culture of assessment in libraries;
the research habits and needs of returning students; and organizational cultures that
support innovation. She is the author of the popular blog Information Want to be Free,
where she writes about trends in the profession and her own professional experiences. For
her efforts to improve professional knowledge-sharing, Meredith was honored as a 2006
Library Journal Mover and Shaker and with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding
Communication in Library and Information Technology. 

Articles

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Building and sustaining a culture of assessment: best practices for change leadership, Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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Web conferencing software, Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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Technology in Practice. The DIY Patron: Rethinking how we help those who don't ask, Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

Presentations

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Returning to Learn: Research and the Prodigal Student (with Emily Ford and Molly Blalock-Koral), Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

Contributions to Books

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Mobile Learning: The Teacher in Your Pocket, The Handheld Library: Mobile Technology and the Librarian (2013)