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About Kate Langan

Kate Langan is Associate Professor and the Humanities Librarian for Western Michigan University. Kate specializes in Information Literacy, for first year writing students and for graduate students in the humanities. Kate received her B.A. from Scripps College (1993) and specialized in French Literature. She received two master's degrees, an M.A. (1998 ) in French Literature from the University of Oklahoma and another M.A. (2004) in Information and Library Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also did doctoral work for a PH.D. in French Literature.

Kate is the liaison to the departments of English and World Languages and Literature. When not teaching, Kate is researching ways in which to improve information literacy for both students and teachers such as incorporating background music into the classroom and embedded librarianship through asynchronous, web-based teaching. Currently she is working on redesigning information literacy by incorporating those threshold concepts that promote higher order thinking. She has presented and published on a wide variety of ways to improve teaching information literacy such as the use of concept mapping, background music visualizing data, teaching the teacher, teacher expectancy and stereotype threat, and embedded librarianship.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Humanities Librarian, Western Michigan University
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Honors and Awards

  • WMU 2014 WMU Lee Honors College Distinguished Service Award for developing a course and lyceum lecture series on Uncertainty.
  • WMU UASC Individual Assessment Excellence Award, 2014. WMU Office of
  • Assessment and Undergraduate Studies.


Contact Information

Waldo Library
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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Peer-Reviewed Articles (4)

Contribitions to Edited Volumes (4)

Conference Proceedings (3)

Conference Presentations (15)