|Present||Associate Librarian, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne|
|Present||Liaison to the College of Health and Human Services & the Sciences, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne|
Honors and Awards
- Girl Scout Thanks Badge
|2004 - 2006||MLS, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ‐ School of Library Science|
|2000 - 2004||BA, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne ‐ History|
Phone: (260) 481-6502
Book Chapter (1)
Journal Articles (3)
Developing an E-textbook for the Consumer and Family Sciences Class: Challenges and Rewards Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (2016)
This article describes the self-publishing journey, challenges and methods of development, impact, the value of a self-published e-textbook in tenure decisions, and recommendations. This journey led to the self-publishing of an e-textbook for iPad® delivery ...
Fan fiction metadata creation and utilization within fan fiction archives: Three primary models Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) (2014)
Issues related to searchability and ease of access have plagued fan fiction since its inception. This paper discusses the predominate forms of fan-mediated indexing and descriptive metadata, commonly referred to as folksonomy or tagging, and ...
Before You Write: Six Keys to Success – A Pilot Online Information Literacy Course for Graduate Nursing Students Indiana Libraries (2011)
In this article, the authors share their experiences with the creation and implementation of an online self-paced information literacy instruction for graduate students of nursing. Before You Write: Six Keys to success is a non-credit ...
Conference Proceedings (2)
Faculty Development Centers and Libraries: United We Stand, Divided We Fall ACRL 2015 Proceedings (2015)
Faculty development centers and libraries share similar missions related to faculty support, as well as a focus on instructional practice. Both are often subject to budget challenges and staffing shortages. How can these similar yet ...
Conference Presentations (13)
Discovering Hidden Histories: Collaborating to Create a Digital Girl Scout Archive Indiana Library Federation (2016)
Libraries are at the front and center of efforts to save and digitize local history collections. Working with community organizations to tap existing but not well understood collections can open doors to a wealth of ...
Let’s make discussion forums more significant in the online classroom Lilly Conference: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning (2016)
As part of a senior capstone course, one of the graduating students developed a tutorial to enhance online learning. After surveying current students and collaboration with the health sciences librarian and faculty, two priorities for ...
Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom to Explore and Flourish 38th Annual Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Conference (2013)
Asked to launch a faculty writing circle, our Center joined faculty to shape its mission and give members a “safe space,” a “source of accountability” (Nole, Hart, Soled, 2010), and writing support. We will report ...
App-Ed(ucation): iPads, Innovation, and Increased Library-Faculty Engagement Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference (2012)
One hundred and thirty six faculty members at IPFW have been equipped with iPads and tasked with innovation in teaching and learning. How have our librarians learned to support these technological pioneers (and join in ...
Unpacking McKenzie’s and Howard’s Antidotes to Plagiarism with Processes, Resources, and Assignments Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (2012)
An instructional designer who has provided support to faculty and a librarian who has provided support to students will share their analysis of research findings to unpack McKenzie’s “antidotes” to plagiarism and Howard’s use of ...
Before You Write: Six Keys to Success - Creating Self Contained Information Literacy Modules Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference (2011)
In today's competitive job market, many working adults are returning to graduate school with rusty information literacy and computer skills. Before You Write: Six Keys to Success was designed to re-introduce returning adult students to ...
MedPOWER: Teaming Up to Make a Difference Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association/Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association Annual Meeting (2011)
TASK: To encourage minority and disadvantaged youth in Northeast Indiana to pursue careers in medicine and dentistry, so these future health care professionals may consider practicing in urban underserved and rural communities upon graduation - ...
Faculty and Librarian Collaboration in Online Instruction: Harnessing the Learning Management System Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (2011)
Tammy Toscos, Nursing Informatics Professor, and Shannon Johnson, Health Sciences Librarian, will share their experiences harnessing the Learning Management System for information literacy instruction and how this has affected IL instruction delivery at IPFW. They ...
Poster Sessions (3)
Dual Credit Programs: Challenges for Academic Librarianship in the Sciences American Library Association Annual Conference, Science and Technology Section Poster Reception Forum (2014)
Dual credit programs allow high school students to earn college credit for courses that are delivered in school by existing teachers. These programs are gaining popularity nationality and present unique challenges to information literacy instruction ...
Oooh, Shiny! Adapting services, engaging scholars, and stealing the spotlight with the iPad American Library Association Annual Conference (2012)
New technologies offer new opportunities for innovation and engagement. At IPFW, a cohort program put iPads in the hands faculty members and librarians alike. By repurposing trusty library concepts such as information and technological literacy, ...
Building Library Relationships in Ontulili: Towards an Effort to Establish a Community Library Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference (2011)
The Ontulili Literacy Project is an innovative literacy initiative whose mission is to establish a community library, an environment that will foster multiple literacies, academic success,and community development in the Ontulili region, situated in Eastern ...
I Really Wanted It—But What Do I Do With It? Effective Library Outreach With iPads. ACRL 2013 (Association of College & Research Libraries) (2013)
Roundtable. After the excitement of exploring a new technology wears off, there is an uncomfortable moment when it becomes clear that technology is just a tool –it’s only effective when wielded well. This roundtable will ...
Collaborations with Students (1)
Engaging Patients in Underserved Populations with Health Information Technology (HIT) 2014 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium (2014)
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are working to meet a national mandate to have meaningful use of electronic health records by 2014 which includes engaging patients in their healthcare. By integrating mobile technologic solutions that ...