Instructional Design Librarian
Kennesaw State University
Amy Gratz Barker is the Instructional Design Librarian at the Kennesaw State University Library System. Previously, she has worked in both public and academic libraries, primarily in academic library instruction. She received her M.S.L.I.S. from Syracuse University in 2008 after completing a B.A. in Classics at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2006. Her publications and presentations have included topics such as instruction assessment, innovative database instruction techniques, backward design, and student use of library spaces. Her professional focus is on developing and maintaining robust and appealing online learning objects (primarily LibGuides), supporting her peers with student-centered instructional techniques, and designing engaging information literacy instruction. Her current interests include both accessibility awareness & advocacy and user experience design for online library spaces & materials. In her personal life, Amy enjoys knitting, baking, and traveling.