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Tutor profile: Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.
Online/Distance Learning Librarian, University level
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About Elizabeth

About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Walker-Papke is the Online and Distance Learning Librarian at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI. She has worked with the non-traditional and/or online student population in the university setting for the past 14 years: the first seven years was spent as a staff member at a prior institution. She has served in her present position as a faculty member/librarian since June, 2012 after she earned her MLS from Indiana University. Elizabeth currently works with both traditional and non-traditional students and wears several...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
2018-present Online teaching within the COM608 course shell with the assigned professor as the embedded librarian/research expert (Weeks 2 & 3) for several different runs of the course. 2012-present 1-shot library research/information literacy sessions taught on an as requested basis. 2015 – 2016 Taught 1 credit hour portion on library research/information literacy within COM502 course Fall 2015 Created flipped classroom materials (videos and other materials) for use in Blackboard with Graduate Nursing students prior to their orientation
Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
Library Science
Master's Degree
2009 - 2012
Indiana Wesleyan University
Criminal Justice
Bachelor's Degree
1999 - 2002

Work Experience

Work Experience
Spring Arbor University, Associate Professor
2017 - Present
Applied for and received promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor Library Science.
Spring Arbor University, The Workroom Supervisor (Library)
2014 - Present
• Interview & hire students to cover open shifts in the Workroom. • Supervise student workers. • Assist with any problem-solving within the Workroom, whether the issue is interpersonal or with office equipment. • Purchase supplies and equipment for the Workroom’s activities. • Establish price point for sale items.
Spring Arbor University, Librarian, Online and Distance Learning
2012 - Present
The Librarian of Online and Distance Learning position serves all students in both the traditional and distance/online programs, serving as the lead touchpoint for distance/online outreach to students, faculty, and staff in the distance and online programs. In this position, I: • Create and disseminate marketing of White Library’s services to online, non-traditional adult, and Graduate learners and their overseeing faculty. • Collaborate with other constituents outside of the White Library to better understand the Library’s fit at SAU and to...
Spring Arbor University, Assistant Professor
2012 - 2017
Indiana Wesleyan University, Off Campus Library Services (OCLS) Assistant/OCLS ILLiad Liaison
2011 - 2012
In addition to the duties listed in the OCLS Assistant 2 position: • Processed OCLS patron interlibrary loan borrowing requests through the ILLiad program. • Fielded questions regarding OCLS interlibrary loan procedures. • Produced final billing information and sent to students and appropriate University departments for lost/unreturned material. • Assumed supervisory role in the absence of the OCLS office manager.
Indiana Wesleyan University, OCLS Assistant/Assistant Copyright Coordinator
2006 - 2011
In addition to the duties listed below: • Contacted patrons with overdue materials to arrange the return of items and billing of lost items. • Communicated with business department to place bills and holds on student accounts for lost materials. • Assisted department director in assuring that facilitator materials met copyright compliance requirements. • Assumed supervisory role in the absence of the OCLS office manager. • Began processing OCLS requests with the borrowing feature in ILLiad during Fall 2009 semester.
Indiana Wesleyan University, OCLS Assistant 2
2005 - 2006
• Assisted IWU adult and professional study students with library-related questions via telephone, e-mail, and in-person communications. Helped troubleshoot technical issues. • Provided document and material delivery to IWU’s adult and professional studies students and their facilitators. • Directed research requests and other messages to the department’s reference librarians. • Kept required statistics and assisted within the department as requested.

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