LibParlor Online Learning

Introducing our LPOL Curriculum Creators!

Meet our curriculum creators who are helping us build LPOL!

We’re kicking the summer off in Phase 2 of our IMLS grant by building our LibParlor Online Learning curriculum, and we’re so excited to introduce you to our team! We’ll be spending the next few months creating our lessons with the help of these wickedly talented colleagues in the field. After we’ve built and reviewed the curriculum, we’ll be soliciting the community for paid participants to pilot the program and provide us with feedback by early next year. Fill out this form if you are interested!

Kirsten Hostetler (she/her) is the Instruction and Outreach Faculty Librarian at Central Oregon Community College, where she leads the library’s instructional program and assessment efforts. Kirsten is also a Research Analyst with Project Information Literacy, a nonprofit research institute that conducts national, mixed methods studies on how adults find and use information during their higher education years. Her research areas include information literacy instruction, instructional design in academic libraries, OER, and professional development for librarians.

Angelica Bennett has a variety of library experience, including in journalism as a news librarian, a community college librarian, elementary school librarian, and law librarian.  She now works at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Nursing where she assists with proposal submissions, grant award management, manuscripts, as well as providing informational content using Canvas and other resources. She is currently working toward a graduate certificate in Instructional Design and plans to complete coursework by August 2023.

kYmberly Keeton is a native Texan, a nationally published writer, an art librarian, archivist, and genealogy curator. By day, the ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal 2020 Mover & Shaker is the Chief Artistic Officer of The K Agency, a creative information agency and the founder of ART | library deco a virtual African American Art Library, parent companies of NOVELLA MEDIA, L.L.C. Currently, the scholar is pursuing a PhD in Information Science, Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of North Texas. 

Eamon Tewell (he/him/his) is Head of Research Support and Outreach at Columbia University Libraries. Eamon has published and presented on the topics of critical information literacy, library instruction, critical reference practice, and questioning narratives of grit and resilience in libraries, and is a recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. 

Jess Hagman (she/her) is the Social Sciences Research Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches workshops and consults with researchers on qualitative data analysis strategies. Her research focuses on how libraries construct and communicate research support services for graduate students to better understand how those services can be developed in a way that is inclusive of the wide range of research paradigms used across campus.

Vivian Bynoe has worked in libraries for 18 years with most of that time spent in the academic library. In her role as Head of Reference and Instruction, she leads the department in information literacy initiatives and teaches in a variety of settings. She has also served as an adjunct professor of Information Literacy and is pursuing her Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies.

Nina Exner, PhD, MLS, is the research data librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to supporting researcher data management, Nina partners with faculty on research education for multiple social and health profession programs. Her doctoral dissertation was about academic librarians’ research development. She also co-chairs the Empirical Librarians conference, and coordinates the Methods Moment column of Hypothesis research journal for health information professionals.

Andrew Asher is the Assessment Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington, where he leads the libraries’ qualitative and quantitative assessment programs, conducts research on the anthropology of information, and teaches research methods in information science.  Asher holds a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has written and presented widely on applying ethnographic methods to libraries, including the co-edited volume, College Libraries and Student Culture.

Brianna Chatmon is the Instruction and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Marymount University since August 2022. Ms. Chatmon is a previous National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow where she had the opportunity to work on leading and engaging projects in the library field. 

Nancy Falciani-White is library director at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.  She has over twenty years’ experience in liberal arts college libraries and her research focuses on creativity in academic libraries, organizational environment in academic libraries, and the impact of technological innovation on faculty research processes. In her spare time, you’ll find her reading, knitting, gardening, baking, or playing video games with her kids.

Dr. Elaine Thornton, Assistant Director for the History of Health Sciences at the University of Utah’s Eccles Health Sciences Library, holds a Doctorate in Education and an MS in Library Science, and an MA in History. She has developed and led Open Educational Resources (OER) training for faculty and served as an instructor in national OER professional programs. Her research interests include adult professional learning, intersectionality, qualitative research practices, and intersections of librarianship, history, and digital scholarship.

Sojourna Cunningham is the NCSU Librarian for Undergraduate Teaching & Learning. She manages the Libraries’ course-based instruction program for undergraduate students, with responsibilities encompassing instructional design and delivery, pedagogical innovation, and learning assessment. Her research interests include instructional assessment, first year instruction and DEIA measures in libraries.

Sarah Hare is the Open Education Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington where she oversees IU’s Course Material Fellowship Program (CMFP). She is an Associate Librarian and received tenure in 2022. Sarah’s research interests include affordable course material services, information privilege, and publishing literacy.

Erin Gow is the Online Services Librarian and an Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Library. She completed her M.A. in Information Studies at the University of Brighton, where research for her dissertation initially introduced her to the world of law libraries.

Erin Owens is a full Professor in the Newton Gresham Library at Sam Houston State University, where she has supported several public service roles since 2007. Currently, as the Scholarly Communications Librarian, she supports researchers at all levels with numerous stages of the scholarly communication cycle, from research data management planning through publication and beyond. She is also the librarian coordinator for the staff and student workers in Access & Interlibrary Services.

Sandra Aya Enimil (she/her) is the Program Director for Scholarly Communication and Information Policy at Yale University Library. At Yale, Sandra contributes to advancing openness by providing strategic insight, information and resources on scholarly communication and open scholarship. Sandra earned her Law and MSLIS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sandra has BAs in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MA in International Relations from the University of Ghana.

jaime ding is a phd student taking advantage of time and space to think about the problems of perception of labor in academic libraries. She has learned from trash and cleanliness, beauty and value in things and spaces, and has worked in waste management, museum education, academic libraries, and corporate archives, always working to rethink ideas about the “public,” accessibility, and circulation of ideas.

Rachel Borchardt is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at American University. Her research focuses on equitable models of research publication and evaluation. She is the co-author of OA book Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact, and led the development of the ACRL Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics. She is a HuMetrics HSS Fellow to support her work incorporating non-scholarly impact measures at AU.

Nimisha is a subject librarian at University of Cincinnati, where she supports all research, reference, collection development, and digital scholarship for history, gender studies, and anthropology. In her spare time you can find her riding her bike, knitting, or reading. @mishiebhat on Twitter.

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