RoadShow Presenters

Meet our presenters.

ACRL's RoadShow workshops are delivered by a team of experts in the field. These presenters lead participants through interactive training and education both in-person and virtually. Learn more about our presenters below.


Jennifer Beamer

Jennifer Beamer

Jennifer Beamer is the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Coordinator at The Claremont Colleges Consortium. She assists faculty and students in publishing their scholarship in the open environment. Jennifer has developed educational materials for open science practices, open educational resources, copyright, fair use, and open access. She has also designed and taught series of scholarly communication workshops for graduate students. She is an open access advocate and has been involved with SPARC and OpenCon 2014 and 2016. Jennifer holds an MLISc. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Read more about Jennifer in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Photo of Heather Blicher

Heather Blicher

Heather Blicher is a Coordinator of Library Services and Assistant Professor at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. Heather earned an M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. Prior to joining Reynolds, Heather worked in public and academic libraries for 18 years; recent work highlights include the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion and OER at Southern New Hampshire University and developing an embedded library program to engage a large distance learning population at Northern Virginia Community College. Heather is an alumni of ALA’s Leadership Institute and is a recipient of ACRL’s Distance Learning Librarianship Award.

Workshops:

  • Open Educational Resources & Affordability

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Karen Brown is a professor at Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois) in the School of Information Studies and teaches in the areas of assessment, collection management, foundations of the profession, and literacy and learning. She is the recipient of the University’s 2002 Follett Excellence in Teaching Award. Karen served as the project analyst for ACRL’s Assessment in Action grant project, 2013-2016. She has held positions focusing on collection development, reference, and instruction at the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, Columbia University, and Bard College. She holds a PhD in media ecology from New York University and master’s degrees in library science and adult education from the University of Wisconsin. Learn more about Karen in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Christina Chan-Park

Christina Chan-Park

Christina Chan-Park is the Science Librarian at Baylor University, where she serves as liaison to nine STEM departments (down from a high of 17). Her librarianship research focuses on scholarly communications, specifically data management, bibliometrics, and academic identity. She is one of two librarians on campus who reviews data management plans and also leads workshops on data management, applying what she learned through her graduate academic certificate in Digital Curation and Data Management from the University of North Texas. Beyond Baylor, Chan-Park is active in various geophysics professional organizations (her original research field), the Science and Technology Section of ACRL, and her local public library commission board. Learn more about Christina in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work

William M. Cross

William M. Cross

William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science and lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and scholarly communication. Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Techdirt and publishes regularly in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to First Amendment analysis of the regulation of video games. Read more about Will in his ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Jenny Dale

Jenny Dale

Jenny Dale is the Information Literacy Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries, where she oversees the First-Year Instruction Program, coordinates information literacy assessment, and provides professional development training for librarian and teaching faculty colleagues. Jenny also collaborates with students and faculty in the departments of Communication Studies, English, Media Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies in her role as a liaison librarian. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about Jenny in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Sandra Aya Enimil

Sandra Aya Enimil

Sandra Aya Enimil (she/her) is the Copyright Librarian and Contracting Specialist at Yale University Library. At Yale, Sandra is the Chair of the License Review Team and provides consultation on licenses of all types for the Library. Sandra also provides information and resources on using copyrighted materials and assists creators in protecting their own copyright. Sandra collaborates with individuals and departments within the Library and across campus. She has given numerous presentations on various aspects of copyright. Prior to this role, she was the Copyright Services Librarian at Ohio State University Libraries. Sandra is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is interested in the intersection of DEI and intellectual property. Sandra earned her Law and MSLIS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sandra has BAs in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MA in International Relations from the University of Ghana. Read more about Sandra in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Photo of Kathy Essmiller

Kathy Essmiller

Dr. Kathy Essmiller is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and OER Librarian at Oklahoma State University. Kathy holds Masters degrees in trumpet performance and educational technology, a PhD in Learning, Design and Technology, and was a 2019 -2020 Open Education Group OER Research Fellow. Kathy’s background is in music education, where she enjoyed over fifteen fantastic years making music with MS/HS band students (including her own two kids).

Workshops:

  • Open Educational Resources & Affordability

Andrea Falcone

Andrea Falcone

Andrea Falcone is the Dean of the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University. In this role, she provides vision, leadership, and resources for the library and the Center for Innovation and Technology in Education, the university’s academic technology unit. She also oversees the library’s two academic programs, the Bachelor of Science in Library Informatics and the Continuing Education Program in Library Science. Andrea has published and presented widely on innovative teaching techniques, improving classroom communication skills, and pedagogical uses of technology. She is the Editor of the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the column editor for "Perspectives on Public Services," which appears in International Information & Library Review. Andrea earned a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University and a Master’s in English from the University of Toledo.

Workshops:

  • Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action

Kate L. Ganski

Kate L. Ganski

Kate L. Ganski is Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, where she is responsible for casting the vision and developing goals and metrics for library services contributing to the campus goals of graduating successful students, producing excellent research, and engaging the community. She also coordinates the information literacy instruction program, which includes training and professional development for librarians and interns. Kate holds a Master’s in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Learn more about Kate in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Debra Gilchrist

Debra Gilchrist

Debra Gilchrist, Ph.D, is Vice President for Learning and Student Success at Pierce College. In addition to academic and student affairs, Gilchrist leads efforts focused on regional accreditation and achievement of institutional outcomes at Pierce College, a community college in Lakewood, Washington. Prior to this position, she served as Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness. She has published and presented at numerous conferences and campuses on outcomes assessment as a tool for change, demonstrating the contributions of academic libraries through assessment of both learning and program impact and quality. She served as co-designer with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe on two recent ACRL projects - the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education workshops and the Assessment in Action (AiA) program. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the leadership role of academic librarians to influence instructional change.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success
  • Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action

Samantha Godbey

Samantha Godbey

Samantha Godbey is Education Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology. In this role, she has worked directly with faculty to integrate research-based assignments and information literacy concepts into their courses. Samantha’s research focuses on the Framework as well as information literacy instruction and assessment, and she is co-editor of Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL, 2017). She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Samantha in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Photo of Lauren Hays

Lauren Hays

Lauren Hays, PhD, MLS, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was an instruction librarian. Hays wrote her dissertation on the impact of involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on academic librarians’ teacher identity development. Her research interests include digital literacy, information literacy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Forthcoming in late 2021 is a book she co-edited titled Integrating Digital Literacy in the Disciplines to be published by Stylus Publishers.

Workshops:

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university's School of Information Sciences. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa was the lead designer for ACRL's training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action (AiA) program and is the current coordinator of the Standards workshop presenter team. For more information about Lisa, see http://lisahinchliffe.com, or learn more about her in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action

Rhonda Huisman

Rhonda Huisman

Rhonda Huisman, MAE, MISLT is Dean of University Library at St. Cloud State University, where she directs library strategic planning, instruction, collections, and space as well as staffing, professional development, and outreach. Rhonda has researched faculty-librarian collaborations, information literacy, and the first-year experience, but her primary focus has been on collaborating with K-12 librarians, community colleges, and four-year institutions to research college-readiness initiatives. She attended the Harvard Leadership Institute, and is an alumna of the Immersion Assessment track and current Immersion faculty member. Recent publications and presentations at ALA, ACRL, LOEX, and the IUPUI Assessment Institute covered high-impact education practices, faculty-centered workshops, and communities of practice, and regularly teaches first-year seminars and education courses. She is an active member of local and state committees, ACRL committees, and served as Chair of the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee in 2016-17. Learn more about Rhonda in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Brittney Johnson

Brittney Johnson

Brittney Johnson is the Library Curriculum and Instruction Developer at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where she develops (and teaches) programmatic curriculum for information literacy that integrates into the general education curriculum, as well as research- and writing-centric courses. In previous work at Texas State University, she developed curriculum for and coordinated a digital literacy micro-credentialing program that was embedded within the library's technology spaces. Brittney also teaches in higher education, both online and face-to-face, and most recently has taught introduction to education and senior-level capstone courses. Brittney holds a Master of Science in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master in the Art of Teaching in Education from the University of Alaska - Southeast and is working on her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at University at Buffalo. Along with Andrea Baer and Lindsay Matts-Benson, Brittney co-designed this workshop curriculum. Learn more about Brittney in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Sara Lowe

Sara Lowe

M. Sara Lowe is Associate Librarian and Associate Dean of Educational Services at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to that, she was Assessment Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. Sara has over 10 years of experience with assessment and instruction in academic libraries and was in the first cohort of the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Learn more about Sara in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Photo of Melissa Mallon

Melissa Mallon

Melissa Mallon, MLIS, is Director of the Peabody Education Library at Vanderbilt University, and is Director of Teaching and Learning for the Vanderbilt Libraries. Mallon has published, presented, and taught professional development courses in the areas of online learning, instructional design, and creative use of emerging technologies in assessing student learning. Her books include Partners in Teaching & Learning: Coordinating a Successful Academic Library Instruction Program, The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning, and a co-edited volume titled The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

Workshops:

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

John Edward Martin

John Edward Martin

John Edward Martin is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries, where he is responsible for coordinating scholarly communication outreach & education efforts, open textbook & OER initiatives, open publishing support, and scholarly impact consultations. He is also a subject librarian for the departments of Psychology and Technical Communication, and Chair of the Digital Scholarship Workgroup. John has particular interests in integrating scholarly communication into the curriculum and developing pedagogical tools for use in the classroom. He is also passionate about revising promotion & tenure guidelines, peer review models, and academic rewards systems to recognize new forms of scholarship and publication. He holds a B.A. from Rice University, an M.L.S. from the University of North Texas, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a librarian, John was an English professor and instructor at Wake Forest University, Louisiana Tech University, and San Jacinto College, where he taught American literature, poetry, and gothic fiction.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Lindsay Matts-Benson

Lindsay Matts-Benson

Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master's in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Along with Andrea Baer and Brittney Johnson, Lindsay co-designed this workshop curriculum. Learn more about Lindsay in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Carla Myers

Carla Myers

Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues. She has a B.S. in Psychology form the University of Akron and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Read more about Carla in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Jenny Oleen

Jenny Oleen

Jenny Oleen is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University, where she also serves as the Copyright Librarian, and manages the Scholarly Communications Unit and the new institutional repository, Western CEDAR (http://cedar.wwu.edu). She has a BS in Agronomy from Kansas State University, a MS in Environmental Science from University of Arizona, and a MLS from Indiana University-Bloomington. Read more about Jenny in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Laura Palumbo

Laura Palumbo

Laura Palumbo, MLIS, PE, is the Chemistry & Physics Librarian and Science Data Specialist at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. She liaises with departments in the physical sciences, and coordinates efforts, identifies opportunities, and develops services for the access and preservation of data for the Rutgers New Brunswick scientific research community. She conducts workshops with campus partners on various aspects of research data sharing and reuse, bringing together faculty and students from departments across the New Brunswick Campuses. Her research focus is engagement with science communities and research data services in academic libraries. She is active in several professional organizations, and serves as the Assistant Editor of Practical Academic Librarianship. Learn more about Laura in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work

Anali Maughan Perry

Anali Maughan Perry

Anali Maughan Perry is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Arizona State University’s ASU Library. In this role, she provides leadership in providing outreach and education to the ASU community regarding scholarly publishing and copyright, with particular emphasis on fair use, open access to scholarly information, and open education. She also assists with scholarly identity management, including scholarly impact metrics. She has served on the steering committee for the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions since 2017. Anali has 23 years of experience in libraries. Her previous positions include working in Interlibrary Loan, acquisitions, and in licensing and collections. Anali also moonlighted as the host of The Library Minute video series from 2009-2013. She has a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. Read more about Anali in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Kim Pittman

Kim Pittman

Kim Pittman is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she coordinates the library’s instruction program, leads assessment efforts, and teaches a first-year seminar course. She is a founding member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Steering Committee and co-founder of the Minnesota Library Association Instruction Roundtable (IRT). With IRT co-chairs Amy Mars and Trent Brager, Kim helped develop the 23 Framework Things online program. She participated in ACRL’s Assessment in Action program in 2015-16, leading a Framework-inspired project investigating student persistence in the research process. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about Kim in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Photo of Michelle Reed

Michelle Reed

Michelle Reed is Head of the Scholarly Commons in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her previous role, Michelle served as Director of Open Educational Resources at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she led OER initiatives, directed OER publishing, and managed a grant program to advance the use of open resources on campus. She’s contributed to both statewide and national OER efforts, including the University of Texas System Affordable Learning Accelerator Task Force, the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) Collaborative, the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, and the Open Education Group’s OER Research Fellowship Program. In 2021, her work developing OER processes and workflows received the Library Publishing Coalition’s first annual Publishing Practice Award in accessibility.

Workshops:

  • Open Educational Resources & Affordability

Eric Resnis

Eric Resnis

Eric Resnis is Head of Instructional Services at Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library. He participated in ACRL’s Assessment in Action program both as a team leader (year 1) and as a co-facilitator (year 3). Eric is Vice President/President-Elect (2017-2018) of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, the Ohio chapter of ACRL. He regularly publishes and presents on the value of assessment in meeting information literacy outcomes, strengthening liaison roles, and demonstrating library impact towards institutional outcomes. Learn more about Eric in his ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Rachael G. Samberg

Rachael G. Samberg

Rachael G. Samberg is UC Berkeley Library’s Scholarly Communication Officer, and has developed their scholarly communication program. Rachael is responsible for copyright and other IP and licensing rights education for scholars—helping them better understand and make informed decisions about what they include in their research, and manage their own IP rights as authors. She also advises about scholarly publishing options and research impact, and facilitates participation in open access publishing. Rachael has a B.S. from Tufts University, a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and an MLIS from the University of Washington. Rachael practiced intellectual property litigation at Fenwick & West LLP for seven years before spending six years at Stanford Law School’s library, where she was Head of Reference & Instructional Services and a Lecturer in Law, teaching introductory and advanced legal research courses.

Workshops:

  • Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Photo of Ariana Santiago

Ariana Santiago

Ariana Santiago is the Open Educational Resources Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries. In this role, she leads the UH OER program, including managing the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program. Ariana earned an M.A. in Applied Learning and Instruction from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She previously worked as the instruction librarian at UH and as an undergraduate instruction and outreach librarian at the University of Iowa. Ariana is a 2018-19 graduate of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program.

Workshops:

  • Open Educational Resources & Affordability

Melanie Sellar

Melanie Sellar

Melanie Sellar is Head of Instruction and Assessment at Santa Clara University (SCU) Library and Adjunct Professor, San Jose State University iSchool. Previous to SCU, Melanie was the Senior Instructional Designer at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education and served for five years as the Education Services Librarian at Marymount California University, where she held the rank of Associate Professor of Information Literacy. Melanie founded the non-profit organization Librarians Without Borders (LWB) in 2005 and has served nearly continuously as its Co-Executive Director since that time.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

Lisa Stillwell

Lisa Stillwell

Lisa Stillwell, MILS, is Associate Librarian for Research Services at Franklin & Marshall College, where she is responsible for managing the research/reference, instruction, and interlibrary loan services. She is also an active member of the F&M community, serving on the General Education Advisory Committee, the F&M Votes Coalition, the Committee on Sexual Misconduct, and the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel. An active member of ACRL, she served on the Task Force on the First-Year Experience, has co-chaired National Conference Program Planning Committees since 2005, and served on the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force (2009 - 2011).

Workshops:

  • Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action

Brandy Whitlock

Brandy Whitlock

Brandy Whitlock is the Instruction Librarian at Anne Arundel Community College, located near Annapolis, Maryland. She's developed a variety of classes and workshops for undergraduates, including library instruction one-shots in every nearly every academic discipline and credit courses in student success, composition, creative writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. She's delivered presentations and workshops on teaching and assessing information literacy at regional, national, and international venues, like Innovations, LIW, LOEX, WILU, ACRL, and IFLA. Learn more about Brandy in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Workshops:

  • Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success