Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian
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Curriculum Vitae

CV

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CURRENT POSITIONS

Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian for English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages Departments, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

  • Designs and delivers information literacy instruction, outreach, reference services, and collection development to subject areas as assigned

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

  • Designs and delivers instruction in the area of Technical and Business Writing as assigned in classroom, hybrid, and online formats

EDUCATION

MS, Information Science, University at Albany

MA, English, University at Albany

BA, English, University at Albany

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

CURRENT:

Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian, Texas State University, 2015 - present

Information Literacy Classes:

  • ENGLISH 1320, 3300, 3301, 3303, 3316, 4500, 4550
  • PHILOSOPHY 1320, 3314, 3335, 3366
  • PSYCHOLOGY 3402
  • RELIGION 2321

Designs and delivers “one-shot” information literacy classes, collaborates with Professors on curriculum and research needs of students, creates research guides, meets with students for research consultations upon request, and designs and grades library assessments. Maps curriculum to ACRL Framework and University Libraries’ strategic goals.

Library Workshops:

Refworks, Endnote, Accessing Streaming Literature & Poetry in our Research Databases, Graduate Student Library Survival Guide, Scholarly Research – Literary Topics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Austin Community College, 2014 - present

  • ENGL2311 (Classroom, Online & Hybrid)

Designs and delivers instruction, designs digital learning objects, creates syllabus and overall course structure, manages Blackboard content, and administers all grades.

PRIOR INSTRUCTION:

Head Information Literacy Instructor, Bryant & Stratton College, 2010-2013

  • ENGL101, COMM150, COMM201, INSM180, Library Research Tutorial for ENG101

Developed curriculum for credit-bearing 15-week information literacy course for undergraduates, including piloting and management of online course management system, weighted grading system, weekly assessments, and comprehensive final exam. Designed and delivered instruction. Mapped curriculum to ACRL standards, and College’s strategic goals.

Computer Software Instructor (Volunteer), Troy Public Library, 2011-2013

  • Intro to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Computer Software Instructor (as member of Diversity Team), United States Postal Service, 2005-2006

  • Technical Writing for professional advancement of postal employees

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Impact Assessment of library instruction and research consultations on non-traditional and first-year students Impact Assessment of Digital Learning Objects in library instruction related to student success factors Evidence of learning using ACRL’s “assessment in action” initiative and embedded assessments
Evidence-based curriculum mapping using ACRL Framework Teaching “Information Privilege” within inter-disciplinary fields Using formative assessment for reflective teaching practices
Promoting Digital Scholarship through collaboration with faculty and campus partners Measuring outreach and engagement with undergraduates Teaching Digital Fluency of the Framework using Open Educational Resources

NOTABLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT / COLLABORATION

*indicates project management

Lunch Poems*: collaborated with academic depts., graduate students, and library depts. Designed, delivered, managed, and launched ongoing poetry event ACRL Framework Task Force*: chaired the task force that researched and created toolkit for subject librarians to incorporate ACRL framework into instruction. Alkek Film Series: collaborated with academic depts., campus organizations, and library depts. to launch film series, including expert-led discussions, to University community
Student Worker Training Program*: Designed, maintained, and managed library-wide, monthly trainings for library student workers from every dept. Philosophy Dept. Symposium: collaborated with academic depts., library depts., visiting scholars, and campus book store during international event Edventures Scavenger Hunt*: designed, tested, presented, and launched mobile scavenger hunt which introduced undergraduates to the library’s resources
Peer Assistance in the Library*: researched and implemented roving assistance by student workers, supervised program, tracked and assessed results, and created reports with findings and further suggestions Bobcat Preview: collaborated with campus organizations and depts. to co-design and deliver scalable library instruction to record incoming freshmen class of 5,727. Trained student workers to be co-hosts of “game show.” Long Night Against Procrastination: collaborated with writing center, learning center, Brilliant Bobcats, Residence Hall Assoc., Subject Librarians, and University press outlets (radio and print)

SELECTED PRIOR RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Library Experience Librarian, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Administrative Senior, Austin Public Library, Austin, TX

Head Information Literacy Instructor, Bryant & Stratton College, Albany, NY

Reference Librarian, Bryant & Stratton College, Albany, NY

Adjunct Reference Librarian, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY

Library Director, Rensselaerville Library, Rensselaerville, NY

Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Information Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY

Library Clerk, Collection Management Services, Albany Public Library, Albany, NY

Letter Carrier, United States Postal Service, Albany, NY

 

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS / CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

King, E.M. (2017, March). Creating Unique Assessments w/ LibGuides & LibWizard. Lightning Talk for Springshare Booth presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Baltimore, MD. 

You Say You Want a Revolution? The Ethical Imperative of Open Access (2017, March). Panel, ACRL Professional Values Committee.

  • Assisted in creating panel discussion questions as committee member

King, E.M., & McClean, J. L. (2016, June). Freshmen Orienteering: A Map to Developing Scalable Library Orientation. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, Orlando, FL.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), Guadalajara, Mexico. (upcoming: November 2017)

Selected as "FIL 2017 Special Guest Librarian" by FIL and ALA

Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX), Lexington, KY. 2017

Annual meeting of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Baltimore, MD. 2017

Library Instruction West, Salt Lake City, UT. 2016

Annual meeting of American Library Association (ALA), Orlando, FL. 2016

South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, Austin, TX. 2015, 2016

New York Library Association, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2008

PEDAGOGICAL WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Two Paths Converge: Designing Educational Opportunities on the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. ACRL Intersections Roadshow. San Marcos, TX. July 2017.

All the World’s a Stage, Including the Classroom: Using Acting Techniques and Performance Theory to Engage Students and Enhance Learning. Workshop at the Annual Conference of ACRL, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.

Information Literacy Instruction Transformed: Nurturing Student Success with Universal Design for LearningPre-Conference Workshop at the Annual Conference of ACRL, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.

Mindfulness and Mapping of Digital Practice: The Visitors and Residents Workshop. Pre-Conference Workshop for Library Instruction West, Salt Lake City, UT. June 2016.

Keys to Teaching the Six Threshold Concepts Workshop. Webinar, ALA. Aug 2016

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Curriculum Mapping for Higher Education Assessment. Bryant & Stratton Faculty Workshop, Utica, NY. August 2012.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS

American Library Association - 2008 - present

References & User Services Association (RUSA) - 2016

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) - 2016

Association of College and Research Libraries - 2015 - present

Instruction Section (IS)

IS Committee Member - Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO), 2017 - 2019

Committee Member - Committee on Professional Values , 2016 - 2018

Delta Kappa Gamma, 2016 - present

New York Library Association - 2006 - 2010

Academic and Special Libraries (ASLS)

UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY SERVICE

Texas State University

Promotion Review Panel (Chair), 2017-2020

University Curriculum Committee, 2016-2018

Arts & Humanities Serial Review Team, 2016 - present

University Library Web Team, 2015- present

University Libraries Strategic Goals 2017-2022 Planning Team, 2017

  • Team Lead – Teaching & Learning Group                                                                      

Framework for Information Literacy Task Force (Chair), 2016 - 2017

Book Cart Drill Team (Captain), 2015-2016

Research & Learning Services Council, 2015-2016

Hold Service Committee, 2016

Combined Service Point Planning Committee, 2016

3D Printing Planning Sub-Committee, 2016

Undergraduate Librarian Hiring Committee, 2016

Austin Public Library

Social Media and Outreach Committee, 2014-2015

Bryant & Stratton College

Faculty Roundtable for NYS Dept of Education Review, 2013

Albany Institute of History & Art

Digitization Pilot Project – CDLC Digital Collections, 2008

Albany Public Library

Affirmative Action Committee, 2008

United States Postal Service

Diversity Committee, 2006-2007

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Outstanding 2016 Team Award, Web Team, Texas State University, 2017

Book Cart Drill Team Champions, Texas Library Association, 2016

PEDAGOGICAL TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Instruction: Libguides, Padlet, Socrative, Captivate, Prezi, Powerpoint Assessment: LibWizard, LibSurvey, SurveyMonkey, PollEverywhere Distance Learning: Video tutorials, screencasts, Google Hangouts, Skype
Course Management Systems: Blackboard, Moodle, TRACS Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, Snapchat Research Databases (selected): Credo, Oxford Online, Ebsco, ProQuest, Gale, Web of Science, JSTOR, ARTSTOR, Films on Demand, Kanopy, SWANK, Alexander Street Press, HathiTrust, Simply Analytics, WestLaw, LexisNexis
Outreach: Blogger, Wordpress, Twitter Design: Canva, Photoshop, Publisher, Prezi, Powerpoint, Sway Productivity: Office 365, Asana, OneNote, Trello, Doodle

 

TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS

Social and Behavioral Research, IRB Approval, CITI Training, expected date: Aug 2017

Peer-Review training, GRAPE camp, MERLOT II, expected date: Aug 2017

Supporting Transgender/Non-binary Students on Campus, June 2017

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Oct-Nov 2016

Providing Legendary Customer Service, Oct 2016

edX Verified Certificate for The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture, July 2016

Allies Training, July 2015

Official Ally of Texas State - part of a campus-wide network that helps sustain Texas State as a safe place for LGBTQIA Bobcats

EXHIBITIONS

King, E.M. Works by Liz King (photographs). 5 June 2009. 1st Friday Exhibit. 74 State, Albany, NY.

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