Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University where she teaches “Reference and Information Literacy Services,” “Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment,” “Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals,” and “Academic Librarianship.” She is the Director of Online Engagement at the iSchool and formerly served as the Director of Instructional Quality. Her research interests include library value and impact, outcomes assessment, learning analytics, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and information services. She is the author of The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report and Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit. Megan won the 2021 LIRT Librarian Recognition Award, 2019 Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award, the 2011 Ilene Rockman Publication of the Year Award, was named to the LIRT Top 20 Instruction Articles five times, was included on the 2010 Reference Research Review List, earned Best Paper recognition at the 2007 EBLIP conference, and was awarded the 2014 Jeffrey Katzer Teacher of the Year award. She has published articles in JASIST, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Documentation, Communications in Information Literacy, Library Quarterly, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Portal, among other journals. Megan was a columnist for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and has served on the editorial boards of College and Research Libraries, Library and Information Science Research, Library Quarterly, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship. She also served on the faculty of the ACRL Immersion Program. Previously, Megan was the Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at North Carolina State University. She earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MLS from Kent State University, and a BA and BS from Miami University. Prior to a career in librarianship, Megan taught language arts and advanced composition in Ohio public schools, grades 8-12.
Monday, June 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT