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Practicing Pedagogies: 2018 Presenter Information

The purpose of the series is to help faculty foster a collaborative peer review approach to information literacy instruction and course development.


Presenter Bios

Heidi Blackburn serves as the STEM and Business Librarian to the College of Business, College of Information Science & Technology, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Engineering. She serves as faulty co-chair on the UNO Chancellor's Commission for the Status of Women and is liaison to the UNO Women in STEM Pro2 professional group. She holds a PhD from Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management.
 Wednesday  12:30 PM- 1:30 PM: Teaching Panel: Asking Tough Questions
Katie Bishop is the Director of Research and Instruction Services and Humanities Librarian at the Criss Library. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Her research interests include assessment strategies, library impact, and change management.
 Wednesday  2:40 PM- 3:40 PM: Assessing and Evaluating - Library Instruction Programs 
Mary K. Bolin is Professor and Catalog and Metadata Librarian in the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections department of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Libraries.  She has an MSLS from the University of Kentucky, an MA in English from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in Education from the University of Nebraska. Her research interests include academic library organization, librarian faculty status, discourse analysis, and genres of organizational communication. Her book, The 21st Century Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse, was published in 2018 by Chandos/Elsevier.
 Thursday  10:30 AM- 11:45 AM: Developing Session and Course Materials.
Lorna Dawes is an Assistant Professor and First-Year Experience /Learning Communities Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research examines faculty conceptions of information literacy, and the affective and cognitive dimensions of information experiences. She serves as the primary consultant for the African Poetry Book Fund-Poetry Library Project, and has supervised the establishment of poetry libraries in five African Countries.
 Thursday  9:30 AM- 10:45 AM: Developing Session and Course Materials.
Omer Farooq is the Social Sciences Librarian at the Criss Library. His research examines the intersection of learning science principles and information literacy instruction and assessment. He holds a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, an MLIS in Academic Librarianship from Kent State University, and a PhD from Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information.
 Wednesday  9:30 AM- 10:40 AM: Information Literacy:Theory Standards and Application
Joan Latta Konecky is the UNL subject librarian for the UNL School of Biological Sciences, and the UNMC College of Dentistry and College of Nursing-Lincoln Division. She previously also served as the librarian for the UNL East Campus School of Natural Resources. She has a courtesy faculty appointment with the McGoogan Library of Medicine as the UNMC College of Dentistry librarian.  Joan has a degree in Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences emphasis, from Nebraska Wesleyan, and an MLS, Library and Information Management, Medical Librarian emphasis, from the University of Denver.
 Wednesday  12:30 PM- 1:30 PM: Teaching Panel: Asking Tough Questions
Lisa Kort-Butler is an Associate Professor of Sociology at UNL.  Her research follows two-threads: (1) adolescent and young adult well-being, focusing on the intersection of physical, mental, and behavioral health; (2) visual criminology and the impact of media representations of crime and justice on public attitudes and opinions.  She teaches courses in health and society, delinquency and crime, and public opinion research.  Dr. Kort-Butler has been recognized as an outstanding faculty mentor by the UNL Sociology graduate student association. She has twice been honored by the UNL College of Arts and Sciences with the College Distinguished Teaching Award.  
 Wednesday  12:30 PM- 1:30 PM: Teaching Panel: Asking Tough Questions
Dr Elizabeth Lewis is an associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. She directs two secondary science teacher education programs and among the courses she teaches on teaching methods, educational research approaches, and equity and STEM education she also teaches a graduate course on assessment. In 2016 she received a College Distinguished Teaching Award from the UNL Vice Chancellor’s Office for Academic Affairs.
 Wednesday  1:35 PM- 2:35 PM: Assessing Information Literacy Concepts
Liz Lorang is Humanities Librarian in the University Libraries at UNL. She teaches in a number of environments and collaborates with disciplinary faculty to embed research and information practices into students' learning.
 Thursday  10:45 AM- 11:45 AM: The Teaching Portfolio for Librarians
Erin Painter is a Reference Associate at UNO Libraries, where she develops and teaches information literacy sessions for Composition II and English as a Second Language courses as part of the first-year writing instruction team. In the wake of the 2016 election and subsequent “fake news” epidemic, she initiated the development and continuous improvement of a module to teach students how to evaluate popular news sources. She is currently pursuing a MA in Language Teaching (MALT) with a concentration in TESOL.
 Wednesday  12:30 PM- 1:30 PM: Teaching Panel: Asking Tough Questions
Stacey Waite is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and has published four collections of poems: Choke, Love Poem to Androgynythe lake has no saint, and Butch Geography. Waite’s articles on the teaching of writing have appeared most recently in College Composition and Communication andWriting on the Edge. Waite’s newest book is Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing published in 2017 by University of Pittsburgh Press.
 Wednesday  10:50 AM- 12:00 PM: Developing Your Personal Teaching Philosophy
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