2019 PRESENTER INFORMATION
Toni Anaya is Associate Professor and Coordinator of User Experience & Instruction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she works with the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, as well as a variety of pre-college and first year groups on campus. Her current area of research is exploring the recruitment and retention of people of color in the library profession and library instruction for first generation, non-traditional and international students.
Dr. Stephanie Bondi is an assistant professor of practice in the College of Education and Human Sciences, Department of Educational Administration. Her research focuses on teaching and learning; students affairs preparation; dominance, equity and oppression, and neocolonialism. She coordinates the on-campus student affairs cohort program and is also involved in the ACPA College Student Educators International directorate of the Commission for Professional Preparation.
Dr. Erica DeFrain is an assistant professor and social sciences librarian at UNL Libraries. Her research interests center around young adult learning and information-seeking behaviors. She has been working with the nonprofit research institute Project Information Literacy as a Research Analyst since 2016. Erica holds a Master of Arts in Library Science, Master of Science in Educational Technology, and a PhD in Educational Psychology, all from the University of Arizona.
Danielle Drummond is an Education & Research Services Librarian at UNMC’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. Danielle’s liaison groups are College of Allied Health, Adult & Pediatric Dentistry, Psychiatry, and Dermatology. Her research interests are in user experience, education & research technologies, online learning, and assessment.
Richard Graham is an associate professor, Head of Media Services and holds a Courtesy Associate Professor appointment in the Department of English (UNL).
Kim Harp is an Education & Research Services Librarian at UNMC’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. Kim’s liaison group is to the College of Nursing. Her research interests are in information needs of clinicians and students, long-term effect of education in research skills on patient care.
Teresa “Teri” Hartman is an associate professor and Education & Research Services librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine. A member of the UNMC faculty since 1999, Hartman teaches information literacy skills to staff, students, and faculty on all UNMC campuses, virtually and in person, as they increase their skills to identify and use quality health information resources. She conducts continuous outreach services as a liaison librarian, serving the College of Public Health, the College of Medicine, and the Physician Assistant faculty and students in the College of Allied Health Professions.
Dr. Omer Farooq is the Social Sciences Librarian at the UNO Criss Library. Omer’s research interests include information literacy and application of cognitive science in information literacy. Omer holds a B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University, M.L.I.S. in Academic Librarianship from Kent State University, and Ph.D. in Communication and Information from Kent State University.
Catherine Fraser Riehle is an associate professor and Coordinator of Teaching & Learning at UNL Libraries. She collaborates on teaching and learning-related practice and scholarship with groups and individuals within the Libraries and across the university community. She also serves as liaison for the departments of Nutrition & Health Sciences and Child, Youth & Family Studies.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Lorang is a humanities librarian and interim associate dean in the University Libraries at UNL. She collaborates with faculty and students in a range of disciplines, including English, History, Women's & Gender Studies, and Computer Science & Engineering, for both teaching and research.
Tammi Owens is the Outreach & Instruction Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha's Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. She has published and presented on library outreach and instruction, language use and user experience in libraries, and library tutorials at the regional and national level. Her co-authored book, a framework for practice involving mindfulness, critical reflection, and emotional intelligence, will be published by ACRL in late 2019. Tammi holds BAs in Religious Studies and Art History from the University of Nebraska Omaha, an MA in Art History, and an MS in Library Science, both from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Jenelle Reeves is an associate professor in UNL’s Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Her research and teaching interests focus on teacher development, teacher identity, and teacher education for multilingual and English-learning students in K-16 content area classrooms.