Category: Spotlight

Advisory Board spotlight: Selenay Aytac

My passion for learning started as a little girl, I was a frequent patron in my school library, and always had that great sensation of climbing stairs up to the knowledge center. This was one of the most beautiful school

Advisory Board spotlight: Don Jason

I serve as the Clinical Informationist for the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library. In this role I provide library resources to the UC Medical Center. I teach classes on library databases, citation management tools, and data collection software systems.

The 2016 IRDL Scholars

Melissa Bauer is the Online Learning Librarian at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio, where she works with faculty and students on supporting information literacy and online education. Her research project for IRDL explores the information seeking

IRDL instructor spotlight: Emily Namey

Emily Namey is an applied anthropologist whose research career began in the corporate arena, with internships at Nike and Intel, before she focused on public health and medical anthropology while studying for her MA at Northern Arizona University. Her technical

The 2015 IRDL Scholars

Melissa Burel is the Catalog Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Her research interests include assessment, evidence-based decision making, innovative cataloging competencies, and the linked-data environment. Melissa has presented at the Southeastern Library Association Conference and the OLAC-MOUG Annual

Advisory Board spotlight: Scott Walter

We are pleased to welcome our newest Advisory Board member, Scott Walter. Scott is the University Librarian at DePaul University and an adjunct member of the faculty of DePaul’s School of Public Service and of the San Jose State University

The 2014 IRDL Scholars

Frans Albarillo is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College Library, and the subject specialist for Business, Sociology, and Linguistics. Frans holds and MLS in Library Science and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

IRDL advisory board spotlight: Ione Damasco

After graduating with a B.A. in English from Ohio State University and holding down various jobs (selling shoes, customer service rep for a small software company, supervisor at a large bookstore chain, and processing health insurance verifications for a hospital)

IRDL instructor spotlight: Michael Stephens

We are pleased to have Michael Stephens as one of the three-person IRDL instruction team. Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use

IRDL instructor spotlight: Lili Luo

We are delighted to have Lili Luo as our co-lead instructor for the Institute. Dr. Lili Luo is an associate professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She received her Master’s in Information