Meredith Gorran Farkas, MSW, MLIS


 
 

EDUCATION AND SIGNIFICANT TRAINING EXPERIENCES

 
ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion November 2011, Nashville, TN.
Attended assessment track focused on learning outcomes, assessment types, and building a culture of assessment.

ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion July 2010, Burlington, VT.
Attended program track focused on information literacy program development, assessment and staff development.

Triangle Research Library Network Management Academy November 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.
Attended program focused on developing the next leaders in the library profession.

Masters of Information Studies August 2003 to December 2004
Florida State University School of Information Studies, Tallahassee, FL.
Focused on public service librarianship and Information Architecture.

Masters of Social Work August 1999 to April 2001
Florida State University School of Social Work, Tallahassee, FL.
Focused on clinical social work and administration.

International Study Program January 1998 to June 1998
Denmark’s International Study Program, Copenhagen, DK
Studied European History, sociology, political science, and Danish language.

Bachelor of Arts with Honors August 1995 to May 1999
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
Graduated with a degree in American History with honors.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 
Head of Instructional Services, General Education Instruction Coordinator, and Social Sciences Librarian April 2011 to Present
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Major achievements:

  • Led the development and adoption of learning outcomes that describe the Portland State University Library’s instruction program goals.
  • Led the LibGuides Implementation Task Force. Selected the design and information architecture, developed policies and templates, trained library faculty and staff, and coordinated content migration from previous guide system.
  • Worked with distance learning librarian and web programmer to develop a library widget that lives in every D2L course homepage. LibGuides are dynamically pulled in for appropriate courses.
  • Developed new train-the-trainer model to support peer mentors teaching research in Freshman Inquiry classes. Also developed a library awareness “warmth session” model for instruction in Freshman Inquiry.
  • Developed a suite of online learning objects and activities for the use of students and faculty in Freshman and Sophomore Inquiry classes (General Education).
  • Developed popular series of workshops on the citation management tools, Zotero and Mendeley, with a companion LibGuide.
  • Began offering workshops online via Elluminate and helped train library faculty and encouraged them to use Elluminate as an instructional tool for online classes.
  • Developed and coordinated new faculty outreach workshop series, which offered both face-to-face and online workshops.
  • Conducted the first major assessment of student learning project, assessing Freshman Inquiry Papers using a rubric developed in-house.
  • Developed an information literacy rubric for assessing student research papers.
  • Developed Library DIY, a suite of brief point-of-need instructional tools designed to quickly help students get unstuck on their own.
  • Successfully advocated for funding for redesign of the two library instruction classrooms.
  • Successfully advocated for the purchase of software and hardware to support library faculty creation of learning objects.
  • Implemented successful library instruction reflective peer coaching program.
  • Currently conducting an ethnographic study of returning students and am already developing outreach workshops for returning students (in partnership with the Learning Center and the Women’s Resource Center) based on preliminary findings.

Head of Instructional Initiatives April 2008 to April 2011
Norwich University, Northfield, VT.

Major achievements:

  • Successfully advocated for the creation of a faculty senate-level committee focused on assessing and promoting the integration of information literacy instruction into the curriculum.
  • Worked with liaisons to promote information literacy instruction to their departments and increased instruction sessions by 40% (FY11 compared to FY08).
  • Developed brown bag training program for library staff and a peer instructional observation program.
  • Led the redesign of our online presence for distance learners to create robust, modular, Drupal-based site that relies on dynamic, easy-to-update content.
  • Worked with distance learning librarian to develop online workshop series for online graduate students.
  • Worked with distance learning librarian to integrate synchronous online library instruction sessions into the online Masters of Military History program.
  • Developed faculty outreach workshop series.
  • Redesigned student orientation from a tour of the library to an active game-based jigsaw exercise.
  • Tripled library instruction sessions in the social sciences (assigned liaison area).
  • Partnered with the History Department, the Norwich University Museum, and Archives and Special Collections to provide coordinated instruction in Historical Research Methods classes.
  • Helped move the instruction program from one based primarily on lecture to one primary based on active learning.
  • Developed a standard instructional model for library instruction to English 101 (General Education) classes with consistent learning outcomes and  learning activities.
  • Assessed English 101 classes (based on stated outcomes) that had gone through the standardized library instruction.

Part-Time Faculty September 2007 to Present
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

  • Teaching Information Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced on social technologies.

Columnist February 2007 to Present
American Libraries, Chicago, IL.

  • Writer of monthly “Technology in Practice” column

Distance Learning Librarian August 2005 to March 2008
Norwich University, Northfield, VT.

Major achievements:

  • Conducted usability studies and completely redesigned library website based on what was learned.
  • Developed new online presence for distance learners that was embedded in their Learning Management System.
  • Developed information literacy content that was embedded in many of the online graduate programs.
  • Implemented chat reference, trained librarians on its use, and helped develop policies.
  • Conducted major library/information literacy-focused needs assessment of Norwich’s online faculty.
  • Advocated for and developed new workflows with acquisitions, ILL, and Circulation to quickly get requested books to online students.
  • Developed an embedded librarian program in several of the most research-intensive classes in the online programs.
  • Installed, developed, and trained librarians on how to use our MediaWiki-based research guide system.
  • Developed first tutorials the library offered using Adobe Captivate and static web pages. Trained interested colleagues on the use of Captivate.
  • Built strong relationships with the faculty and program administrators of the online graduate programs.

Archivist Intern April 2004 to August 2004
Florida Atlantic University Special Collections Department, Boca Raton, FL.

Library Assistant July 2003 to January 2004
Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton, FL.

Family Therapist September 2002 to May 2003
Catholic Charities’ Bridges to Success Program, Riviera Beach, FL.

School-Based Therapist May 2001 to June 2002
South County Mental Health, Delray Beach, FL.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

 
Book Chapters

Farkas, Meredith G. “Mobile Learning: The Teacher in your Pocket.” The Handheld Library: Mobile Technology and the Librarian. Eds. Thomas A. Peters and Lori Bell. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Farkas, Meredith G. “Embedded Library, Embedded Librarian: Strategies for Providing Reference Services in Online Courseware.” The Desk and Beyond: Next-Generation Reference Services. Eds. Sarah Steiner and M. Leslie Madden. Chicago: ACRL, 2008.

Articles

Farkas, Meredith G. and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. “Library Faculty and Instructional Assessment: Creating a Culture of Assessment through the High Performance Programming Model of Organizational Transformation.” Journal of Collaborative Librarianship. In press.

Farkas, Meredith. “Building and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment: Best Practices for Change Leadership.” Reference Services Review 41.1 (2013): 13-31.

Farkas, Meredith. “Participatory Technologies, Pedagogy 2.0 and Information Literacy.” Library Hi Tech 30.1 (2012): 82-94.

 

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS 

 
Books

Farkas, Meredith G. Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Book Chapters

Farkas, Meredith. “Libraries Need to Ask Tough Questions Before Embracing E-Books.” At Issue: Are Books Becoming Extinct? Eds. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2012.

Farkas, Meredith G. “Training Librarians for the Future: Integrating Technology into LIS Education.” Information Tomorrow: Reflections on Technology and the Future of Public & Academic Libraries. Ed. Rachel Singer Gordon. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Articles 

Farkas, Meredith G. “Accountability vs. Improvement: Seeking Balance in the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative.” OLA Quarterly 19.1 (2013): 4-7.

Farkas, Meredith. “Web Conferencing Software.” ACRL Instruction Section: Instructional Technologies Committee Tips and Trends (Winter 2013).

Farkas, Meredith. “Research Guide Technologies.” ACRL Instruction Section: Instructional Technologies Committee Tips and Trends (Spring 2012).

Farkas, Meredith. “Effective Library 2.0 Services.” Panlibus 17 (2010): 6-7.

Farkas, Meredith. “Collaborate to Innovate.” And Now for Something Completely Different: Our Future from Outside the Box. ALCTS Symposium at ALA Midwinter 2010, January 15, 2010, Boston, MA.

Farkas, Meredith and Chrystie Hill. “What We Need.” Library Journal 113.16 (2008): 24-27.

Farkas, Meredith. “The Bloggers Among Us.” Library Journal 132.20 (2007): 40-43.

Farkas, Meredith. “Technology In Practice” – Regular column in American Libraries 2007 –

Farkas, Meredith. “Balancing the Online Life.” American Libraries 38.1 (2007): 42-45.

Farkas, Meredith. “A Glimpse at the Future of Online Conferences.” American Libraries 37.6 (2006): 28.

Farkas, M. G. (2005, September). Using Wikis to Create Online CommunitiesWebJunction..

Farkas, M. G. (2005, September). So You Want to Build a Wiki? WebJunction.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 
“Returning to Learn: Research and the Prodigal Student.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2013. Poster presentation with Emily Ford and Molly Blalock-Koral.

“Serving the DIY Patron: Library Instruction at the Point of Need.” ALA TechSource, Online, May 16, 2013. Invited webinar.

“Sustainable Information Literacy Instruction: Beyond the One-Shot.” Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Joint Conference, Vancouver, WA, April 26, 2013. With Amy Hofer.

“Your Future is NOW: Making a Difference in OLA and WLA.” Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Joint Conference, Vancouver, WA, April 25, 2013. With Connie Anderson-Cohoon, Abigail Elder, Darcy Brixey, Ann Crewdson, Su Liudahl, and Brian Soneda. Invited panel presentation.

“Creating a Culture of Assessment: Determinants of Success.” Association of College and Research Libraries 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 12, 2013. With Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Amy Harris Houk. Blind selection process

“Embedding the Library into the Online Learning Experience in Higher Education.” ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, Seattle, WA, January 25. Invited presentation.

“Library Faculty and Instructional Assessment: Creating a Culture of Assessment through the High Performance Programming Model of Organizational Transformation.” Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA, October 29, 2012. With Lisa Hinchliffe.

“Going Where the User Is: Embedding Reference and Instruction at the User’s Point of need.” Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, September 24, 2012. Invited presentation.

“Sustainable Transformation: Creating Lasting Change in Libraries.” Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, September 24, 2012. Invited keynote.

“Enhancing Library Instruction with Mobile Devices.” ALA TechSource, Online, July 11, 2012. Invited webinar.

“LITA Top Technology Trends.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 24, 2012. Invited panel presentation. Video of panel: Part 1,  Part 2 

“Building and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment in Your Instruction Program.” LOEX of the West, Burbank, CA, June 8, 2012.

“Going Where the User Is: Embedding Virtual Reference and Instruction at the User’s Point of Need.” Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, Gleneden Beach, OR, May 25, 2012. Invited conference presentation.

“Build Up, Don’t Burn Out: On Building a Culture of Assessment.” Oregon Information Literacy Summit, McMinnville, OR, May 19, 2012. Invited conference presentation.

“The ACRL Immersion Experience: What’s in it for You?” Oregon Library Association Conference, Bend, OR, April 27, 2012. With Susan Barnes-Whyte, Stephanie Buck and Kate Rubick. Invited conference presentation.

“Getting to the Heart of Online Instruction and Training.” Oregon Library Association Conference, Bend, OR, April 25, 2012. Invited preconference workshop.

“Avoiding the Idea Graveyard.” Special Library Association – Pacific Northwest Chapter, Online, March 21, 2012. Invited webinar.

“Wherever Your Patrons Are: Mobile Services for Libraries.” New York Library Association, Online, March 13, 2012. Invited webinar.

“The Library in Your Pocket.” LibraryLinkNJ, Online, February 21, 2012. Invited webinar.  Recorded session video.

“QR Codes: A Free and Easy Way to Connect with Your Customers.” LibraryLinkNJ, Online, November 29, 2011. Invited webinar. Recorded session video.

“The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries.” New York Library Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 4, 2011. Invited conference presentation.

“QR Codes Rock the Library on Your Phone.” New York Library Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 4, 2011. Invited conference presentation.

“New Information Delivery Technologies: Social Software for Instruction.” Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 28, 2011. Invited conference presentation.

“The eBook Horizon.” Queensland University of Technology (Australia) Webinar, Online, September 12, 2011. Invited webinar.

“Delivering Innovative Mobile Services through Your Library.” ALA TechSource, Online, July 21 and July 28, 2011.

“Avoiding the Idea Graveyard: Creating Lasting Change in Libraries.” MOBIUS Conference, Columbia, MO, June 7, 2011. Invited keynote.

“Avoiding the Social Media Graveyard.” South Central Regional Library Council Emerging Technologies Conference, Online, May 3, 2011. Invited webinar.

“Organization 2.0: Avoiding the Social Software Graveyard.” Trendy Topics: Social Networking in Libraries, Online, April 20, 2011. Invited keynote.

“Encouraging Innovation in Libraries.” South Central Regional Library Council Conference, Online, February 23, 2011. Invited webinar. Video of the session.

“Mobile Trends and Services for Libraries.” Queensland University of Technology M-Libraries 101 Conference, Online, November 15, 2010. Invited keynote.

“Achieving Organization 2.0.” Metropolitan New York Library Council Lecture Series, New York, NY, August 9, 2010. Invited seminar.

“Outreach to Distance Learners at Norwich University.” Vermont Library Association, College and Special Libraries Section Conference, Castleton, VT June 10, 2010. With Heidi Steiner. Invited conference presentation.

“Organization 2.0: Building a Participatory Library.” ALA TechSource Webinar, Online, May 13, 2010. With John Blyberg. Invited webinar.  Video of the session.

“The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries.” Western New York Library Resources Council, Gadgets and Gear: A Tech Gathering, Buffalo, NY, May 7, 2010. Invited half-day workshop.

“Learning and Training: From Classrooms to Communities.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 13, 2010. With Joan Petit. Conference presentation.

“Achieving Organization 2.0.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 12, 2010. Invited conference presentation.

“Building Collaboration, Participation and Community in Libraries.” Trendy Topics: Social Software, Online, February 9, 2010. Invited keynote.

“Putting Yourself Out There: Online Professional Networking for Librarians.” LIS Online Career Fair, Online, January 12, 2010. Invited conference presentation.

“The Ultimate Debate: Has Library 2.0 Fulfilled its Promise?” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 12, 2009. With David King, Cindi Trainor and Michael Porter. Invited panel discussion.

“Life After 2.0.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2009. With Helene Blowers and Lori Bell. Invited conference presentation.

“Can’t Get There from Here: Achieving Organization 2.0.” Association of College and Research Libraries 2009 Conference, Online, March 13, 2009. Invited conference presentation.

“Library 2.0 in the Real World.” Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference, Online, January 21, 2009. Invited keynote.

“Librarian 2.0: The Future of Library Education and the 2.0 Organization.” Iceland Library Association, The Future is Here: Are we Prepared? New Thinking in Education for Public Librarians, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 23, 2008. Invited keynote.

“Can’t Get There From Here: Achieving Organization 2.0.” New England Library Network IT Conference, Smithfield, RI, October 10, 2008. Invited keynote.

“Organization 2.0.” Metropolitan New York Library Council Webinar, Online, October 7, 2008. Invited webinar.

“Riding the Shift: Organization 2.0 and the Future of Libraries.” Southeast Florida Library Network Future of Libraries Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 16, 2008. Invited keynote.

“Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 29, 2008. Invited seminar.

“Building Academic Library 2.0.” Association of Christian Librarians, Boston, MA, June 9, 2008. Invited half-day preconference workshop.

“Wikis for Library Professionals.” Library: The Key to Users’ Success, U.S. State Department Conference in Poland, Via Satellite Feed, June 2, 2008. Invited conference presentation.

“Beyond 2018: Transformation and Future of Academic Libraries” Universitario de Mayaguez, PR, May 30, 2008. Invited full-day workshop.

“Top 10 Web Trends.” Vermont Library Association Annual Conference, Burlington, VT, May 14, 2008. With Jessamyn West. Invited conference presentation.

“Pecha Kucha – Converation Faceoff.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 8, 2008. WithAmanda Etches-Johnson, Greg Notess, Greg Schwartz and Aaron Schmidt. Invited panel presentation.

Academic Library 2.0.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 6, 2008. With Chad Boeninger, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Jason Griffey and Jenica Rogers. Invited half-day preconference workshop.

“Wikis: Basics, Tools & Strategies.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 6, 2008. Invited half-day preconference workshop.

“Ontario Library and Information Technology Association Top Technology Trends.” Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto, ON, February 1, 2008. Invited conference presentation.

“Building the Social Library Online.” Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto, ON, January 31, 2008. With David Fiander and Casey Bisson. Invited panel presentation.

“Building Collaborative Applications with Wikis.” Massachusetts School Library Association Annual Conference, Sturbridge, MA, November 10, 2007. Invited half-day workshop.

“Building Academic Library 2.0.” Academic Library 2.0 Conference, Berkeley, CA, November 2, 2007. Invited keynote.

“Promoting Play Through Online Discovery: Lego Building.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 30, 2007. With Helen Blowers. Invited conference presentation.

“User-Generated Content.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 29, 2007. With Josh Petrusa. Invited conference presentation.

“Academic Library 2.0.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 28, 2007. With Chad Boeninger, Michelle Boule, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Jason Griffey. Invited preconference workshop.

“Wikis: Basics, Tools & Strategies.” Internet Librarian, October 28, 2007. Invited preconference workshop.

“Five Weeks to a Social Library: Training Underserved Populations with Social Software.” American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, October 15, 2007.  With Michelle Boule, Karen Coombs, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Ellyssa Kroski and Dorothea Salo. Peer-reviewed poster presentation.

“Power to the People: User-Generated Content in Digital Collections.” Readex Digital Institute, Chester, VT, October 4, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Building the Social Library Online.” Sociale teknologier i fremtidens bibliotek 2.0 på Danmarks Biblioteksskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Free Your Content: RSS for Librarians.” SirsiDynix Institute, Online, August 7, 2007. With Paul Pival. Invited webinar.

“Social Software in Libraries.” Vermont Library Association, College and Special Libraries Section Conference, Northfield, VT, July 20, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Wiking the Blog and Walking the Dog – Social Software, Virtual Reality and Authority Everywhere.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June  25, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Harnessing the Hive: Social Networks and Libraries.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 24, 2007. With Matthew Bejune and Tim Spalding. Invited conference presentation.

“Finding New and Creative Solutions through Library Think Tanks.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 24, 2007. With Kathryn Deiss and Cheryl Bryan. Invited conference presentation.

“Five Weeks to a Social Library.” CLENE Examples of Best Practices in Training, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 24, 2007. With Michelle Boule, Karen Coombs, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Ellyssa Kroski and Dorothea Salo. Peer-reviewed poster session.

“Wikis: Enabling Collaboration in Libraries.” Quebec Library Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, May 21, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Driving the Technology Bus with Social Software.” Keynote at the Association of College and Research Libraries, Eastern New York Annual Conference, Utica, NY, May 15, 2007. Invited keynote.

“Building the Social Library Online.” Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM, May 4, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Learning with Blogs and Wikis.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 17, 2007. With Michelle Boule. Conference presentation.

“Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 16, 2007. Invited conference presentation.

“Wikis: Basics, Tools & Strategies.” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 15, 2007. Invited preconference.

“Social Software in Higher Education.” Borough of Manhattan Community College Faculty Tech Day, New York, NY, April 13, 2007. Invited keynote.

“The Tools of Web 2.0.” Special Libraries Association Click U Live!, Online, January 24, 2007. Invited webinar.

“Web 2.0 in Libraries: Theory and Practice.” Special Libraries Association Click U Live!, Online, January 10, 2007. Invited webinar.

“Wiki: Harnessing the Collective Intelligence.” Michigan Library Consortium Conference, Lansing, MI, November 15, 2006. Invited conference presentation.

“Building Collaboration With Wikis.” ACRL Fall Virtual Institute, Online, November 9, 2006. Invited conference presentation.

“Blogs and Wikis: How They Can Improve Conference Communication.” American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Online, November 24, 2006. With Bradley Hemminger, Jackson Fox and Beatrice Pulliam. Blind peer-reviewed selection process.

“Wikis: Creating Collaboration in Libraries.” Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries October Conference, Cool Tools and New Technologies, Hanover, NH, October 27, 2006. Invited conference presentation.

“The RSS & Javascript Cookbook: Rip, Mix, Burn.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 24, 2006. With Paul Pival. Invited conference presentation.

“Wikis: Basics, Tools & Strategies.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 23, 2006. Invited preconference workshop.

“Riding the Shift: Keeping Up and Staying Sane.” Education Institute, Online, September 24, 2006. Invited webinar.

“Wikis: Enabling Library Knowledgebases.” Wikimania, Cambridge, MA, August 5, 2006. With Mary Carmen Chimato, Maureen Clements and Ellyssa Kroski. Blind peer-reviewed selection process.

“Wiki: The Ultimate Tool for Online Collaboration.” SirsiDynix Institute, Online July 13, 2006. Invited webinar.

“Social Software in Academic Libraries.” Vermont Library Association Annual Conference, Burlington, VT, May 16, 2006. Invited conference presentation.

“Wikis for Beginners.” Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, March 23, 2006. Invited conference presentation.

 

HONORS AND GRANTS

 
Primary Collaborator, “University Studies Online General Education Pathways,” reTHINK PSU funding for library development of information literacy modules, $8133.00, 2013-2015.

Principal Investigator, “Returning to Learn: Research and the Prodigal Student,” Faculty Enhancement Grant to conduct an ethnographic study on the research habits and challenges of returning students, $8289.00, 2012-2014. With Emily Ford and Molly Blalock-Koral.

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Excellence in Online Education Award, 2011.

Project Manager, Center for Academic Excellence Assessment Minigrant, $3,000, 2011-2012.

Local Project Manager, Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS), IMLS Grant, 2011-2012.

LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology, $1000, 2009.

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Excellence in Online Education Award, 2008.

Library Journal Mover and Shaker, 2006.

 

OTHER TEACHING, MENTORING AND CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

 
Supervising Lisa Tegethoff, an LIS practicum student from the University of Washington, to create and improve several LibGuides and work on summer instructional design projects, Summer term 2012.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Summer term 2012.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Summer term 2011.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Fall term 2010.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Spring term 2010.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Fall term 2009.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Fall term 2008.

Taught course LIBR 246 – Information Technologies (Advanced), San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Spring term 2008.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACHIEVEMENTS

 
Guest speaker: Technology for Virtual Services course for University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dec. 2012.

Guest speaker: Foundations course for Emporia University Portland MLIS Cohort, Oct. 2012.

Aldrich Public Library Strategic Planning Committee, 2008-2009.

“Web 2.0 and the Future of Libraries.” National Library Week lecture at the Aldrich Public Library, Barre, VT, April 16, 2008. Invited public lecture.

 

SCHOLARLY WORKS IN PROGRESS

 
Returning to Learn: Research and the Prodigal Student – Ethnographic study exploring the research habits and needs of returning students at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.

Creating a Culture of Assessment: Determinants of Success – National survey of academic libraries to better understand what factors facilitate and hinder libraries in moving towards a culture of assessment.

 

GOVERNANCE ACTIVITIES FOR UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARY

 
 University Governance and Service

Academic Honesty Task Force, 2013 –

University Studies Council, 2012 –

Library/Center for Online Learning Shared Space Feasibility Task Force, 2011

Institutional Assessment Committee, 2011-2012

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Online Learning Committee, 2011-2012

University Librarian Search Committee, 2011-2012

Chair, University Information Literacy Committee, 2010-2011

Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Technologies, 2010-2011

Learning Innovations Team, 2009-2011

NEASC Standard 7 Committee, 2008-2009

School of Graduate Studies Course Development Committee, 2006-2007

 

Library Governance and Service

Classroom Space Redesign Task Force, 2013

Chair, Library Curriculum Review Committee, 2011 –

Chair, Search Committee: Instructional Designer, 2011-2012

Chair, LibGuides Implementation Task Force, 2011

Chair, Learning Outcomes Task Force, 2011

Coordinator, Brown Bag Programs, 2011 –

Library Accreditation Task Force, 2011 –

Online User Interfaces Group, 2011 –

Scenario Planning Team, 2011

Freshman Inquiry Team, 2011 –

Reference/Instruction Librarian Search Committee, 2011

Post-Tenure Review Committee, Bob Schroeder, 2011-2012

Chair, Distance Learning Librarian Search Committee, 2009

Chair, LibQUAL+ Committee, 2008-2009

Chair, Orientation Committee , 2008-2011

Chair, Instruction Team, 2008-2011

Search Committee Member: Distance Learning Librarian, 2008

Search Committee Member: Electronic Research Librarian 2007

Library Council, 2005-2011

 

Professionally-Related Service

Library Hi Tech Editorial Board, 2012 –

Orbis Cascade Alliance Assessment Team, 2012 –

Oregon Library Association, Membership Committee, 2012 –

Creator and Co-Chair, Mentoring Program Subcommittee 2012 –

ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee, 2011 –

Co-Chair, 2013-2015

ACRL, College and Research Libraries News Editorial Board, 2011-2013

Co-Chair, First Annual American Library Association Unconference, 2009

San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science Technology Advisory Board,   2008 –

American Library Association, Jim Rettig Presidential Advisory Committee, 2007-2009

Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual Conference Planning Committee, 2007-2009

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Top Technology Trends Expert, 2007-2009, 2012

Chair, Five Weeks to a Social Library, 2006-2007

Readex Crossroads Advisory Board, 2007-2008

PBWiki Educational Advisory Board, 2005-2008

TechSmith Educational Advisory Board, 2005-2007

Chair, Library Track, HigherEd BlogCon, 2005-2006

Creator and Manager, Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki, 2005 –

Creator and sole author, Information Wants to be Free blog, 2004 –

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 
American Library Association

  • Library Instruction Roundtable
  • Library Research Roundtable

Association of College and Research Libraries

  • Instruction Section
  • Anthropology and Sociology Section

Oregon Library Association

  • ACRL – OR
  • Library Instruction Roundtable – OR
  • Library Assessment Roundtable

 

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