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Practicing Pedagogies: 2020 Presenter Information

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

Teaching Summit Presenters and Panelists


Presenter Bios

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.
Katie Bishop  is passionate about arming nurses with the best information available so they may provide the best care possible.  Kim is an Education and Research Services Librarian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's McGoogan Library of Medicine and is a liaison to the UNMC College of Nursing.  Kim holds a MLS from Emporia State University.  Previously, she served as a hospital librarian for a regional hospital and health system and nine years of legislative reference experience.  She currently teaches nurses and student nurses how to find, utilize, assimilate, create, and disseminate new information so they can apply evidence-based practice in their future careers. 
Lindsay Brownfield is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She holds a BA in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MLS from Indiana University- Bloomington, and an MBA from Regis University in Denver. Her research interests are first-year library instruction and library marketing.  
Catherine Fraser Riehle is the Interim Coordinator of Teaching & Learning within the UNL Libraries. She also serves as liaison for Nutrition & Health Sciences and Child, Youth & Family Studies, and enjoys collaborating on teaching and learning-related practice and scholarship with groups and individuals within the Libraries and across the university community.
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.
Wednesday 1:00 AM -2:00 PM:  Peer Review & Self-Reflection
Teresa "Teri" Hartman, MLS, is an associate professor and Education & Research Services librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine. A member of 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 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.
Julia Remsik Larsen is an instructional designer in the Center for Transformative Teaching at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She has a background in Linguistics and teaching College Composition, and is currently delving into principles of Universal Design for Learning and game-based learning..
Monica Maher is the Online Learning & Education Librarian at University of Nebraska Omaha. In her work with online learning, she has enjoyed learning about and utilizing tools such as Canvas, VidGrid, Qualtrics, and Storyline Articulate.

Professor Sandy Placzek joined the Schmid Law Library faculty in October 1998 as an Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian. She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986, her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1993, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas-Austin in 1995. Before coming to Nebraska, Professor Placzek worked as the Acquisitions/Reference Librarian at the Drake Law Library.

During the first half of 2000, Professor Placzek served as the Interim Director of the law library; in October 2000 she was promoted to the Head of Public Services. In December 2003, she was promoted to Associate Professor of Law Library. In 2007, she was promoted to Professor of Law Library. In July 2010 she was appointed Associate Director.

In addition to her reference duties, Professor Placzek co-teaches the legal research component of First Year Legal Research and Writing, supervises the reference librarians and public services staff, and is responsible for the law library acquisitions.

Professor Placzek is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries (MAALL), the American Library Associate (ALA), the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). She has served as the co-editor and then editor of MAALL Markings (newsletter of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries).
Wednesday  2:15 PM- 3:00 PM: COVID-19 Response- Adjusting to Online Instruction (Panel)

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