Photo by Jay Ericson, Norwich University

Photo by Jay Ericson, Norwich University

Meredith Farkas is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon. She was previously the Head of Instructional Services at Portland State University where she was 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. For her work in leading the development of Library DIY at Portland State, she was honored with the 2014 ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award. Meredith is also a lecturer at San Jose State University’s iSchool where she teaches courses on embedding librarians and the library into the fabric of higher education. For her teaching, she was honored in 2008 and 2011 with the WISE Excellence in Online Education Award. She is the author of the book Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online (2007), the first book on applying social media in libraries, and writes the monthly column “Technology in Practice” for American Libraries. She frequently publishes and speaks internationally on topics related to her research. 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. Over the past three years, she has received over $20,000 in grants for assessment work, research on returning student research needs, and the creation of learning objects to support library instruction. 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. Meredith is also the founder and manager of Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki, which is a major professional knowledge base that has collected information from thousands of librarians. For her efforts to improve professional knowledge-sharing, she was honored with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology in 2009.

 

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Meredith Farkas is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College and a lecturer at San Jose State University’s iSchool. She is the author of the book “Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online” (Information Today, 2007) and writes the monthly column “Technology in Practice” for American Libraries. Meredith was honored in 2009 with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology, and in 2014 with the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award.

11 Comments

  1. […] 非官方维基:http://cil2006.pbwiki.com/ (由Meredith Farkas创建) […]

  2. […] ALA Chicago 2005 – Wiki criado por Meredith Farkas, bibliotecária norte-americana, para a conferência anual da American Library Association, que aconteceu em Chicago, de 23 a 29 de junho de 2005. […]

  3. […] http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/about-me/ Meredith Farkas (keynote speaker at Mobius 2011) maintains this blog. Also see her Library Success: A Best practices Wiki. See her class facebook page (LIBR 246 Group Page) where her students post items about new technology. Ssubmitted by Jack Batterson […]

  4. […] and instant message services all have roles to play in our training-teaching-learning endeavors, as Meredith Farkas, head of instructional services at the Portland State University Library in Oregon, does. Or how […]

  5. […] it is cutting off “plumber-joe” libraries from access to content. In a fantastic article, by Meredith Farkas, we learn that not two years ago it was Ebsco that was most hated and not Elsevier. I guess they […]

  6. […] resource is the Library Success Website Design  created by Meredith Farkas.  It has many design links, ideas and resources built into […]

  7. Hello Meredith,

    I am a librarian at the Islip Public Library on Long Island in New York and part of a Reference and Adult Services Committee for our county in Long Island. I am looking for a guest (virtual) speaker for our annual luncheon.
    Would you be interested in being our guest speaker this year via Zoom. We will host our meeting at our library system (Suffolk Cooperative Library System) in October 2021. We could also pay you an honorarium for your time.

    thank you!
    Laurie Aitken
    Islip Public Library
    631-581-5933
    laitken@isliplibrary.org
    71 Monell Avenue
    Islip New York 11751

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