Information Literacy Consultants

This list provides names, contact information, and a short description of the experience and areas of subject expertise of the ACRL Information Literacy Consultants. Information Literacy Consultants work with ACRL units in the creation of discipline-specific information literacy standards that complement the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. For an overview of this process, see Tips for Developing Subject-Specific Information Literacy Standards.

Barbara Burd
Ellysa Cahoy
Nancy Fawley
Nancy Goebel
Jill Gremmels
Carolyn Radcliff
Robert Schroeder
Christy Stevens


Barbara Burd
Executive Director of the Kimbel Library and Instructional Technology
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528

Work: (843) 349-2401
bburd@coastal.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - No

Experience with IL Standards:

  • Integrated the standards into information literacy at her institution
  • Participated in an IMLS/ACRL grant program on assessing information literacy outcomes
  • Developed information literacy outcomes for the graduate school of business and individual classes.

Areas of subject expertise:

  • Business and leadership (developed an IL program for the graduate school of business)
  • PhD in Organizational Leadership

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Co-authored articles about information literacy
  • Involved with developing the ACRL document: Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline
  • Member of the board for Resources for College Libraries

Ellysa Cahoy
Education & Behavioral Sciences Librarian
Penn State University Libraries 

502-C Paterno Library 
University Park, PA 16802
Work: 814-865-9696 
ecahoy@psu.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - Yes
Health Science Interest Group

Experience with IL Standards:

  • Chair, ACRL Information Literacy Standards Review Task Force (2011-2012)
  • Chair, ACRL Information Literacy Standards Committee (2009-2011)
  • Published 2 scholarly articles recommending future directions for the Information Literacy Competency Standards which have been cited widely ("Will Your Students Be Ready for College/ Connecting K-12 and College Standards for Information Literacy" and "Put Some Feeling in It! Integrating Affective Competencies into K-20 Information Literacy Standards")
  • Served on the ACRL Standards & Accreditation Committee since 2004, helping to refine several sets of discipline-specific information literacy standards
  • Used the standards as a guide in preparing instructional materials

Areas of subject expertise:

  • Education & Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication or Communication Arts & Sciences
  • Interested in working with any disciplines in which assistance is needed

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Consultant to the American Association of School Librarians Independent Schools Section Data Committee
  • Past Editor of the ACRL Information Literacy web site
  • In 2004, co-founded the Central Pennsylvania K-16 Information Literacy Network which encourages discussion and collaboration between K-12, public and academic librarians
  • Served on the ACRL Standards & Accreditation Committee since 2004, helping to refine several sets of discipline-specific information literacy standards

Nancy Fawley
Head, Gorgas Information Services
The University of Alabama
PO Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
nefawley@ua.edu
Phone: 205.348.1976

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - No

Experience with IL Standards: 

  • Mapped learning outcomes of a course assignment, balanced with the the goals of the department and the expectations of the faculty.
  • Uses the standards to guide instruction for one-shot classes for freshman composition classes that teach students how to use and evaluate information in order to successfully complete the research component of the class.


Areas of subject expertise:

  • Fine Arts
  • Design
  • Visual and kinetic learning

Experience with joint authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Prior career in publishing, with years of experience writing and editing for books, magazines and newspapers.
  • Current chair of the ACRL Instruction Section’s Teaching Methods Committee.
  • Served in a leadership role in the Information Literacy Network of the [Arabian] Gulf Region

Nancy Goebel
Head Librarian 
Augustana Campus Library 
University of Alberta Libraries
Augustana Campus 
4901-46 Avenue 
Camrose AB Canada

Work: (780)679-1189 
nancy.goebel@ualberta.ca

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - No

Experience with ACRL IL Standards:

Areas of subject expertise:

  • Physical education
  • Kinesiology
  • Sport Studies
  • Music
  • Liberal arts education and experience working in a liberal arts undergraduate setting could apply to many fields

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Co-authored many publications, often about information literacy
  • Organized several conferences/workshops
  • Numerous presentations about information literacy
  • Editing experience for colleagues and reviewing potential publications

Jill Gremmels
Director of the Library
Davidson College
Box 7200
Davidson, NC 28035-7200

Work: 704-894-2160
jigremmels@davidson.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - No

Experience with IL Standards:

  • Created information literacy-based library mission and information literacy program that is fully integrated into the college curriculum during previous position as College Librarian at Wartburg College
  • Presented three-part online workshop "Information Literacy Across the Curriculum: Using the Information Literacy Standards as a Blueprint for Strategic Curriculum Planning"; sponsored by the TLT Group and ACRL
  • Published chapter "Creating an Information Literacy Across the Curriculum Program from Scratch at Wartburg College"

Areas of subject expertise:

  • Religion/theology
  • Language and literature
  • History
  • Music

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Consulted on library building opportunities, information literacy, information literacy assessment
  • Co-authored an article and a book chapter
  • Developed documents as a member of the College Libraries Section's CLIP Notes committee

Carolyn Radcliff
Reference & Instructional Services
Kent State University, University Libraries, Kent, OH, 33-472-0985
330-672-1663
radcliff@kent.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? No.

Experience with IL Standards: 

  • Works closely with faculty and students in the departments of Communication Studies and --Journalism, within foundational courses where basic information literacy skills are promoted and taught.
  • Collaborates with faculty to develop learning objectives for library sessions, based on a blend of overall course goals and ACRL standards.

Areas of subject expertise: 

  • Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Interested in working with any disciplines in which assistance is needed.

Experience with joint authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents: 
Collaborated on many other projects large and small, including

  • Professional level (e.g., library conference planning, co-administrator of the Wisconsin Ohio Reference Evaluation Project);
  • University level (e.g., faculty senate)
  • Library level (e.g., faculty handbook, search committees, numerous task forces).

Robert Schroeder
Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Information Literacy
Branford P. Millar Library
Portland State University
1875 SW Park
Portland, Oregon 97201

Work: (503)725-4519
schroedr@pdx.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - Yes
ACRL Women's Studies Section, May 2010

Experience with ACRL IL Standards:

  • Integrated information literacy into college-wide Abilities during previous position at Spokane Valley Community College
  • At Spokane Valley Community College collaborated with faculty member in Education to develop information literacy-related learning outcomes for her class, which were cross-references with IL standards; also developed performance indicators and rubrics to measure the level of student learning for the outcomes and created library sessions to address outcomes
  • At Portland State University, has correlated the goals of the University Studies program with the ACRL IL Standards; works with the University Studies faculty when they assess learning outcomes annually
  • Did an Information Literacy Inventory to assess how widespread information literacy was in the disciplines

Areas of subject expertise:

  • General education or First-Year experience
  • Business (has Masters in Accounting)

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • Member of PRIMO Committee and past member of the ACRL Instruction Section Current Issue Discussion Group Steering Committee, which is charged with developing the documents and processes for selecting discussion groups on information literacy topics for meetings
  • Has co-authored articles

Christy Stevens
Information Literacy Coordinator
University Library
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

Work: (909) 869-4236
crstevens@csupomona.edu

Currently assigned to work with an ACRL unit? - No

Experience with ACRL IL Standards:

  • Use IL Standards as a guide in the creation of all instructional materials; use Standards to identify learning outcomes for each class and online learning module
  • Help instructors design research assignments that are aligned with specific ACRL Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes

Areas of subject expertise:

  • Political Science
  • English/Literature/Rhetoric and Writing
  • Humanities
  • Women's Studies
  • Global Studies

Experience with joint-authorship, editing, consulting, or developing ACRL documents:

  • 2011-2012 Chair, ACRL Information Literacy Standards Committee
  • Former member-at-large on the Instruction Section’s Executive Committee
  • Former member of the Instruction Section’s (IS) Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee
  • Integrated information literacy components and activities into a co-authored lower division global studies textbook.
  • Authored articles about information literacy