Past Workshops & Presentations

(Selected List)

Invited Talks & Workshops

“Recontextualizing Information, Reembodying Pedagogical Practice.” May 20, 2016. (Keynote address.) Pennsylvania Library Association, College & Research Division Spring Workshop. Marywood University (Scranton, Pennsylvania).

“Asking ‘So What’ in the Information Literacy Classroom: Conceptual Understandings, Teaching for Transfer, and the ACRL Framework.” April 25, 2016. (Panel presentation.) Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section Virtual Panel “New Framework, New Directions: Teaching Information Literacy in a New Context.”

“Laying the Groundwork: Reconceiving Information Literacy around Threshold Concepts.” (Invited co-presentation with Carrie Donovan.) June 9, 2015. Purdue University Libraries (West Lafayette, Indiana).

Conference Presentations & Workshops

“Social Identity and Class Climate in the Information Literacy Classroom: Cultivating Intellectual Empathy and Critical Reflection.” June 2018. Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU). Ottawa, Canada.

“News Literacy: Inviting Reflective Dialogue; Pushing Past Polarization.” (Co-presenter with Jean Cook). June 2018. The Teaching Professor Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

“Teaching Source Evaluation in Politically Polarized Moments: Exploring Metacognitive Practices & Critical Pedagogies.” September 18-21, 2017. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). Saint-Malo, France.

“News Literacy & Relativism in ‘Post-Truth’ Moments: Emerging Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching about Contextual Authority.” May 31, 2017. Canadian Association of Professional and Academic Libraries (CAPAL) Conference. Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada).

“Information Literacy across Contexts: Situating Information Practices, Teaching for Transfer, and the ACRL Framework.” September 30, 2016. Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Georgia Southern University (Savannah, Georgia).

“Lofty Conversations, Grounded Teaching: Threshold Concepts, Decoding the Disciplines, and Pedagogical Praxis.” June 10, 2016. Library Instruction West. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah).

“Library-Writing Programs Partnerships: Perspectives from the Fields.” May 31, 2016. Canadian Association of Professional and Academic Libraries (CAPAL) Conference. University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada).

“Decoding the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Applying the Decoding the Disciplines Model for Instructional Planning.” October 29, 2015. ALA Publishing eLearning Workshop (Online).

“The Instructional Consultation: A Model for Fostering Teaching Partnerships beyond the One-Shot.” September 25, 2015. 2015 Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (Savannah, Georgia).

“Break It Down: Applying Instructional Scaffolding to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.” June 15, 2015. Workshop in Library Instruction (WILU). Memorial University (St. Johns, Canada).

“Shushing Library Instructors? Speaking about the Social Structures behind Service Models & Cultivating Equal Teaching Partnerships.” June 1, 2015. 2015 Canadian Association of Professional and Academic Libraries (CAPAL) Conference. University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada).

“Threshold Concepts: Challenges and Possibilities for Library Instruction.” (Opening conference session, co-led with Clarence Maybee). July 25, 2014. Academic Libraries of Indiana Information Literacy UnConference. DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana).

“The Rhetorical Architecture of the Database: Teaching Critical Inquiry and Discursive Practices through Research Tools.” April 5, 2014. New Directions in Information Fluency Conference. Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois).

“Student Conceptions of Research Writing: From Fact-Finding to Critical Dialogue” (Conversation Session). February 5, 2014. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, Virginia).

“Critical Information Literacy and the Digital Humanities Classroom: Supporting Critical Engagement in Scholarly Discourse and Practices.” November 2, 2012. 2012 Digital Arts and Humanities Symposium. Worchester Polytechnic Institute (Worchester, MA).