|Present||Associate Professor, Humanities Librarian, Western Michigan University|
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.
Western Michigan University
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Peer-Reviewed Articles (4)
Opening Pandoraʼs Stream: Piping Music into the Information Literacy Classroom Public Services Quarterly (2013)
Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, little research has been conducted examining the influence of background music on students in information literacy classrooms. In 2010, librarians at Western Michigan University ...
Training Millennials: A Practical and Theoretical Approach Reference Services Review (2012)
Purpose - Purpose: For student reference supervisors and trainers, it is crucial to understand the characteristics of the Millennial worker and how we can effectively train student reference employees in virtual reference. The purpose of ...
Striking a Balance: Effective Use of Facebook in an Academic Library Internet Reference Services Quarterly (2011)
As one of the fastest growing social networking sites, Facebook presents librarians with a prime opportunity to engage academic library patrons. A survey of 136 users at Western Michigan University measured the effectiveness of Facebook ...
Contribitions to Edited Volumes (4)
Deciphering and Moderating A Meaningful DH Conversations for Graduate Students in Humanities-based Disciplines "Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (2015)
Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists is a collection of essays focusing on the role of the subject specialist in creating, supporting, and promoting digital humanities projects. Chapter authors include ...
Vignette: Clear communication and when to say "no" The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide (2014)
This is an essay in the book "One-shot Library Instruction Survival Guide" and talks about the importance of good communication between librarians and course instructors with a clear understanding of the assignment so the instruction ...
Conference Proceedings (3)
Kill the Stigma! Teacher Expectancy in the Information Literacy Classroom ACRL 2015 Proceedings (2015)
There is a pervasive discontent among faculty regarding the ill-preparedness of incoming freshmen and there may be some truth to those assumptions. These anticipatory beliefs set into motion an environment of inequitable learning that often ...
A Tableau vivant of Il Classrooms: The multimodal/multisensory Experience for the learning of threshold concepts National LOEX Library Instruction Conference Proceedings (2014)
Geared more toward an academic information literacy classroom, this presentation presents several different components that ensure a dynamic and collaborative learning environment that is grounded in a curriculum of threshold concepts. This presentation will start ...
Building Bridges: Restructuring Online Library Tutorials to Span the Generation Gap and Meet the Needs of Millennial Students LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010 (2012)
This session will discuss the learning characteristics of Millennial students, and how online library tutorials can produce successful information literacy learning outcomes for this unique generation. In 2009, we transformed "Searchpath", the 2003 PRIMO award-winning ...
Conference Presentations (15)
Writing with the Framework: Collaborating and Integrating Information Literacy into FYW Curricula LOEX, Fal Focus (2015)
This session focuses on the collaboration between library and first year writing faculty, culminating in aligning and integrating the CRL framework across the curriculum of a large, first year writing program.
A Tableau Vivant of IL Classrooms: The Multimodal/Multisensory Experience for the Teaching and Learning of Threshold Concept.” LOEX 42nd National Conference (2014)
The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) release of the Draft Framework for Information Literacy (IL) for Higher Education well positions those who teach IL to reflect on identifying and defining learning. What is ...
The librarian by proxy: Rethinking the embedded and distance librarian in the e-learning environment American Library Association (2012)
Presents a pilot program that was introduced to use e-learning technology to introduce information literacy concepts to university instructors and faculty and teach them how to incorporate these concepts into their curriculum. This presentation will ...
Millennials and Information Literacy: Assessing and Revamping an Online Research Tutorial for the 2012 Generation Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries 2012 (2012)
In recent years, libraries have updated online research tutorials in response to the unique learning styles and preferences of Millennial students. Surprisingly, little research has been done to determine if these updated tutorials have actually ...
Opening Pandora's Stream: Piping Music into the Information Literacy Classroom Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference (2011)
Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, very little research has been conducted examining the influence of background music on students in college classrooms. In 2010, librarians at Western Michigan University ...