Library Juice Academy Instructors


Maria T. Accardi is Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at the Library at Indiana University Southeast. Maria holds a BA in English from Northern Kentucky University, an MA in English from the University of Louisville, and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a co-editor of and contributor to Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and is the author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Library Juice Press, 2013). Interview with Maria Accardi
Instructor for Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction, Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy


Grace Agnew is Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at the Rutgers University Libraries. She has been an adjunct professor in the Library Information Science program at Rutgers University since 2005, where she developed and taught the course, Metadata for the Information Professional. She is co-author of Getting Mileage Out of Metadata (ALA, 1999) and Digital Rights Management: A Librarians’ Guide to Technology and Practice (Chandos Press, 2008). Interview with Grace Agnew
Instructor for The Mechanics of Metadata and Grant Proposal Development for Libraries


Andrea Baer is the Undergraduate Education Librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Washington and a Masters in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Andrea’s work in libraries and education is deeply informed by her teaching background in writing and literature and by her interests in critical pedagogy and critical inquiry. CV
Instructor for Information Literacy, Composition Studies and Higher Order Thinking


Marcus Banks is the Director of Library/Academic & Instructional Innovation at Samuel Merritt University. He earned his MLIS from Dominican University in 2002, and has worked at the National Library of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and the University of California San Francisco. Alternative means of creating and assessing scholarly work are his chief interests, and he looks forward to teaching this online course. CV, blog. Interview with Marcus
Instructor for Digital Scholarship: New Metrics, New Modes and New Initiatives in Academic Libraries: Tools and Tips


Rebecca Blakiston is an Instructional Services Librarian and the Website Product Manager at the University of Arizona Libraries in Tucson, Arizona. She specializes in instructional design, focusing on scenario-based activities and active learning. She also provides oversight, management, and strategic planning for the library website, specializing in guerilla usability testing, writing for the web, and content strategy. She has published and presented nationally on topics including instructional design, e-learning, user experience, and continuous learning. Interview with Rebecca
Instructor for Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing, Writing for the Web, and Developing a Website Content Strategy


Nicole Capdarest-Arest is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson, Arizona. She specializes in emerging technologies in academic health sciences libraries; website design, development and management; online tools to enhance library services; mobile health; and health informatics. She also helps lead the ongoing development of the library's website, with emphasis on content strategy, usability, writing for the web, and mobile options
Instructor for Writing for the Web


Madeleine Charney is the Sustainability Studies Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2011 she presented at the national conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, “Getting Closer: The Librarian, the Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability.” This past year she co-facilitated a 4-part webinar series “Libraries for Sustainability.” She continues to work on her “elevator speech” to inspire others about sustainability as a transformative movement and an opportunity to rethink and rework how we interact on this planet. Interview with Madeleine Charney
Instructor for The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement


Robert Chavez holds a PhD in Classical Studies from Indiana University. From 1994-1999 he worked in the Library Electronic Text Resource Service at Indiana University Bloomington as an electronic text specialist. From 1999-2007 Robert worked at Tufts University at the Perseus Project and the Digital Collections and Archives as a programmer, digital humanist, and institutional repository program manager. He currently works for the New England Journal of Medicine as Content Applications Architect. Interview with Robert Chavez
Instructor for Introduction to XML and Introduction to the Semantic Web, as well as the more advanced courses for our Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems


John Chrastka is the founder and executive directory of EveryLibrary, an organization that helps public, school, and college libraries win bonding, tax, and advisory referendum, ensuring stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come. He is also a partner in AssociaDirect, a Chicago-based consultancy focused on supporting associations in membership recruitment, conference, and governance activities. John serves as president of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (IL) Public Library (2006 – present) and is a former president of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) multi-type library system. He formerly served as Director for Membership Development at the American Library Association (ALA). Interview with John Chrastka
Instructor for EveryLibrary Workshop: Preparing for Your Library Ballot Measure


Christine D'Arpa is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. She has taught the distance education option of the introductory archives course at UIUC and worked as an archivist and oral historian. She trained as a librarian and archivist at GSLIS and continues to straddle those worlds presenting at conferences on the future of archival education in library and information science programs. Interview with Chris D'Arpa
Instructor for Introduction to Archives Administration and Management


Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Library where she is responsible for the provision of leadership and expertise in developing, delivering, and assessing geospatial data services and programs offered to members of the University of Waterloo community. Eva is also a part-time instructor at a number of Library and Information Science schools where she teaches users GIS and how to apply GIS technology in library services. Eva is the author of Getting Started with GIS: a LITA Guide, and is currently co-authoring a book on historical cartographic resources. Website, Interview with Eva Dodsworth
Instructor for Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies


Dr. John J. Doherty is an instructional designer with the Northern Arizona University's e-Learning Center. From 1993 to 2007 he worked in academic libraries, with an emphasis on library instruction and critical information literacy. He has published and presented nationally and internationally in these areas, including "Design to learn, learn to design: using backward design for information literacy instruction" (co-authored with Bruce E. Fox in Communications in Information Literacy, 5.2, 2011).
Instructor for Online Instruction and Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction


Annie Downey currently serves as the Director of Research Services at the Reed College Library, in Portland OR. She is in the dissertation phase of her PhD in Higher Education at UNT, where the focus of her research is critical information literacy. She has written and presented on information literacy, K-20 library instruction, active teaching techniques, assessment, and academic library administration. Interview with Annie Downey
Instructor for Techniques for Creative Problem Solving in Libraries and Academia 101: A Crash Course on How Colleges and Universities Work


Emily Drabinski is Coordinator of Library Instruction at LIU Brooklyn. She is co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and sits on the editorial board of Radical Teacher. Emily also edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Litwin Books/Library Juice Press. Midway through a rigorous tenure track, she has lots of balls in the air, but feels pretty under control. Emily's Website, Interview with Emily
Instructor for Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians


Julie Biando Edwards is the Ethnic Studies Librarian and the Multicultural Coordinator at the Mansfield Library - University of Montana. Her interests are in public libraries and community, critical librarianship, and libraries and human rights. She has published in Libraries & The Cultural Record, Public Libraries, and the journal Information for Social Change, and has presented at various local, regional, national, and international conferences. She co-edited, with Stephan P. Edwards, Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights (Library Juice Press, 2010). Interview with Julie Edwards
Instructor for Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries


Carolyn Ellis is the Digital User Experience Librarian at The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Trinity University and a master’s degree in library and information science from The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 15 years of experience in developing and managing web projects, user-centered design, usability testing, project management, change communications and process improvement while working in libraries, information technology and community development organizations.
Instructor for Designing a Usable Website (Concepts of User-Centered Design)


Aliqae Geraci is the Industrial and Labor Relations Research Librarian at Cornell University's Catherwood Library. A former public librarian and labor researcher, she is a founding and former Board member of Urban Librarians Unite, and currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Tompkins County Workers Center. Aliqae speaks and writes about library advocacy and library workers' organizations, and is the co-author of Grassroots Library Advocacy (ALA Editions, 2012). Interview with Aliqae Geraci
Instructor for Teams Without Tears: Managing Teamwork from Above and Within


Robin Hastings is the Information Technology Coordinator for the Missouri River Regional Library. In that capacity, she manages the library’s network, social media, and staff training initiatives. She has presented on Mashups, Cloud Computing, RSS, Drupal, Library Learning 2.0, Project Management and many other topics. She is the author of The Collaboration 2.0 Library Technology Report, published by ALA, and Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries, published by Neal-Schuman and LITA. Interview with Robin Hastings
Instructor for Introduction to Project Management


Cody Hennesy is the E-Learning Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, where he focuses on the intersection of the library, technology and learning. He has coded a variety of academic library sites and tools and recently developed the front-end for the online resource, Alternatives in Print: A Directory of Alternative Publishers and Critical Periodicals. Interview with Cody Hennesy
Instructor for Introduction to Drupal for Libraries


Samantha Schmehl Hines received her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2003. In 2004 she was hired as the Social Science Librarian by the Mansfield Library at The University of Montana-Missoula and is currently the Distance Education Coordinator and Head Librarian for the Missoula College campus of The University of Montana. She writes and presents widely on issues of online library services, information literacy instruction, and library middle management, and is the author of Productivity for Librarians (2010, Chandos). Interview with Samantha.
Instructor for Weeding the Academic Library With Confidence


Amy Jansen is the Business & Web Experience Librarian at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut. She has an MA in Women’s & Gender Studies from the University of Cincinnati and an MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Amy started out her career in LIS as a library software trainer. She was finally able to put her long standing personal interests in business and economics to use when she came to her current position. Her current professional responsibilities center on serving as a liaison to the Welch College of Business at SHU and overseeing the user or front end of their web and electronic services.
Instructor for Business Information


BWS Johnson is a library consultant. Brooke has participated in the Koha Open Source Library community since authoring the Newbie Guide in 2004. Johnson also served as a panelist for the prestigious Access To Learning Award, which given to innovative libraries by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Johnson has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of topics.
Instructor for Considering an Open Source ILS


Sarah A.V. Kirby is a librarian, professional genealogist, teacher, and rocket scientist (aerospace engineer). As a genealogist her specialization is in New England, New York, and the Midwest. Sarah holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, concentrating in Genealogical Librarianship, from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She serves as the lead volunteer librarian for the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society. She has been a corporate librarian for over a decade, and operates a library services consulting firm, Appletree Knowledge Services. In her first career, she worked at NASA’s Mission Control and worked in the Space Shuttle, Astronaut on Mir, and Space Station programs.
Instructor for Introduction to Genealogical Librarianship


Beth Knazook is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Art History and Art Conservation program at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. She holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and has worked as the Curatorial Specialist for Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections and as the Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival of Canada. She has presented at conferences on topics of digital access and cataloguing methods for image-based resources. Interview with Beth
Instructor for Getting Started with Digital Image Collections and Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue


Scott La Counte is the head librarian for the Southern California Institute of Technology. Scott holds a BA in Comparative Religion and English Literature from Cal State Fullerton, and an MLIS from San Jose State University. He has given presentations on mobile application development at several different conferences, and is the author of Going Mobile: Developing Apps for Your Library Using Basic HTML Programming (ALA Editions Special Reports, 2011), Build Your Own App for Fun and Profit (Huron Street Press, 2012), and Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian (Da Capo Press, 2008). Interview with Scott La Counte
Instructor for Bringing Library Services to Mobile Devices


Alison M. Lewis is a member of the teaching faculty at Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology. She has over twenty years of experience as a professional librarian in specialized, research, and academic settings. Currently living in Philadelphia, she has advocated locally on behalf of the public library system and nationally for library funding and policy.
Instructor for Advocacy for Librarians


Debra Lucas-Alfieri has been the Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, since 2002. She has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as dozens of encyclopedia articles. She has served as a guest lecturer in the field of librarianship and research (2007-), was the Leadership Institute Graduation Keynote Speaker (2009) and is in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women (2008-). Interview with Debra Lucas-Alfieri
Instructor for Marketing the Library in the 21st Century, Crash Course in Library Management, and How ILL Works


Gretchen McCord is an attorney-consultant and educator in the areas of copyright law, privacy law, and legal issues related to social media. Her practice specializes in assisting libraries, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in transitioning into the ever-changing digital world. She was an academic librarian prior to becoming an attorney, and served as the President of the Texas Library Association. Gretchen has written and spoken extensively on copyright and privacy law, as well as other related issues. She is the author of, among other publications, What You Need to Know about Privacy Law: A Guide for Librarians and Educators and Copyright in Cyberspace 2: Questions and Answers for Librarians. Interview with Gretchen McCord
Instructor for Fair Use in Depth


Jeremy McGinniss is Library Director at Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennyslvania. He earned his MLIS in 2009 from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeremy spends most of his time working to develop, grow and advocate for different ways to connect students, staff and faculty with the library and its resources. He spends the rest of it playing with new technologies for use in and with the library. Interview with Jeremy
Instructor for Student Staff Development


Sonali Mishra is a User Experience Specialist at the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, MI. She plans and conducts user research for the library website, specializing in qualitative research methods. She also acts as a UX designer for the website, providing expertise in usability, strategic planning, and overall user experience.
Instructor for Beyond Usability Testing: Other Research Methods


Mimi O’Malley is the learning technology translation strategist at Spalding University. She helps faculty prepare course content for hybrid and fully online courses in addition to incorporating open education resources into courses. She previously wrote and facilitated professional development courses and workshops at the Learning House, Inc. Mimi has presented workshops on online learning topics including assessment, plagiarism, copyright, and curriculum trends at the Learning House, Inc. CONNECT Users Conference, SLOAN-C ALN, Pencils and Pixels and New Horizons Teaching & Learning Conference. Interview with Mimi O'Malley
Instructor for Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses


Tatum Preston has been a solo librarian at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama for 10 years. Tatum holds a BA in English from Davidson College and an MLIS from the University of Alabama, where she has taught a course on Art Librarianship. She is the author of “Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers of All Ages” in the book How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (Scarecrow Press, 2011). CV
Instructor for Art Librarianship and Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers


Scott Rice is the E-Learning and Digital Initiatives Librarian at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he works on producing, promoting, and assessing e-learning, as well as emerging technologies and other digital projects. His research interests include e-learning, mobile applications, and educational gaming. He is the co-editor of the book Gaming in Academic Libraries: Collections, Marketing and Information Literacy.
Instructor for Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction


Katie Scherrer is a library consultant and training specialist whose work focuses on improving library services to Latino and Spanish-speaking children and families. She previously worked as the first Spanish Program Specialist for the Columbus Metropolitan Library and as a Children’s Librarian at the uniquely bilingual Village Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Katie has presented many workshops on bilingual storytime and library services to Latino families for librarians across the country, including at the 2010 Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth. Katie's Website, Interview with Katie
Instructor for Building Relationships, Building Bridges: Library Outreach and Marketing to Latino and Spanish-Speaking Families and Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca


Julia Skinner is a doctoral student at Florida State University's School of Library & Information Studies. Her research interests include social media, library history, and services for sexual assault survivors. She has worked in special collections, and has her MLS and Center for the Book graduate certificate from the University of Iowa, and is originally from Boulder, Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, music, and making art. Website. Interview with Julia.
Instructor for The Librarian as Scholar: Taking Part in Scholarly Communication and Assessing and Improving Your Library's Social Media Presence


Joanne Sprott has been a freelance book indexer, copy editor, and proofreader since 1995. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire. Joanne’s background in instruction includes developing and presenting the six-hour Basic Indexing Workshop given at the American Society for Indexing's (ASI's) annual conference (1998 to 2002), and editing materials and managing exam administration for ASI's Training in Indexing course (2009 to present). Prior to starting her editorial and indexing business, Joanne worked in university administration at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island (1986–1990). Joanne's Website
Instructor for Introduction to Book Indexing


Susan Teague Rector holds a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of NC-Chapel Hill. She has over 15 years of experience in Web technologies, with 6 years in academic libraries. In her current role at University of Colorado, Susan specializes in information architecture (IA) and UX design for University Web Services. Previously Susan led the IA, design and implementation of a new website for NCSU Libraries in 2010; and led IA, design and usability testing as Web Applications Manager at VCU Libraries. She has presented nationally on Web topics, as well as published in the Journal of Web Librarianship and CRLN. Interview with Susan.
Instructor for Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites


Jillian Wallis is currently PhD student in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA as well as a researcher and systems designer for UCLA's Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, a multi-campus research center focused on developing embedded networked sensing systems for a variety of scientific applications. Her research addresses the data practices of CENS researchers, and developing systems for the effective distribution and use of sensor data. She graduated from UCLA with an MLIS in 2005, and began working on her PhD in Information Studies in fall of 2008. Interview with Jillian Wallis
Instructor for Data Management


Andrew Walsh is a widely published and award winning Teaching Fellow & Academic Librarian. Andrew is particularly interested in the development and introduction of innovative means of information literacy instruction; the theory of information literacy; and the use of active learning; Game Based Learning and mobile technologies within the library environment. As such he publishes widely in trade publications as well as peer reviewed journals, has authored books on both Active Learning and Mobile technology in libraries along with various book chapters, and is in demand as a keynote speaker internationally. Interview with Andrew Walsh.
Instructor for Getting More Active Learning Into Your Teaching


Andromeda Yelton is a librarian and software developer who's passionate about promoting coding, collaboration, and diversity in library technology. She has a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an MA in Classics from Tufts, and an MLS from Simmons. Before her MLS, she taught Latin to middle school boys; after, she did library outreach, software, and communications at the ebook startup Unglue.it. She is a member of the LITA Board of Directors. Website
Instructor for Introduction to Python Programming for Librarians