Tutor profile: Zemirah L.
Academic Librarian - Health Sciences Research Specialist
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I'm an ALA accredited academic librarian with special interest in instruction, instructional design and online/hybrid learning. My subject areas of specialty include nursing, public health, health information, radiation therapy research, and integrative health topics (naturopathy, acupuncture, nutrition). I'm passionate about helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a research environment, and in advancing our field of information through supporting research and education.
I've been an academic librarian now for about 7 years and in that time I've taught hundreds of library "guest lecture" classes on information literacy, searching, research fundamentals, citation and attribution, copyright and academic integrity, etc. I've also been embedded in classes and have worked alongside faculty to design instruction modules and co-teach classes in research, fundamentals, study design, bibliographic management systems, and capstone. My students have ranged from students pursuing bachelors, to masters, to doctoral...
San Jose State University
Library and Information Science
2011 - 2014
University of California - San Diego
1998 - 2002
Bastyr University, Instructor, Reading Research
2019 - Present
Independently design, develop, deliver AM7115 – Reading Research to clinical doctoral students; Provide asynchronous instruction online via Moodle; Develop engaging in-class exercises for students online.
Bastyr University, Senior Librarian
2018 - Present
Oversee the smooth operation of the California campus Library; Plan for and teach information literacy sessions onsite and online; Provide front-line research & course support for faculty and students.
National University, Instructor, Research Methods in Radiation Therapy
2015 - Present
Independently design, develop, deliver RTT440 - Radiation Therapy Research to lower division radiation therapy students; Provide instruction online and onsite in blended classrooms across 3 campuses simultaneously; Develop engaging in-class exercises for both onsite and online students.
National University, Consultant, Course Design Public Health Foundations
2018 - 2019
Collaborate with faculty to develop course materials for graduate level foundations courses; Create learning objects to embed in Blackboard LMS
National University, User Engagement Librarian, Lead for Faculty Liaison Initiatives
2015 - 2018
Lead all initiatives related to outreach, instruction, assessment, collaborative events and collection development for the SHHS; Provide library instruction (onsite and online, synchronous and asynchronous formats); Create learning objects, online tutorials and development of research guides for liaison area; Provide research and scholarship assistance to National University System faculty members; Provide individualized (and group) consultations to students in research and capstone classes; Participate as embedded librarian in online classes...
University of California Irvine, Education & Outreach Librarian
2014 - 2015
Coordinated, evaluated, and assessed information literacy services for lower division and graduate-level programs (onsite and online); Delivered information literacy instruction for first-year writing and subject-specific courses; Created and maintained research guides promoting/explaining use of library resources; Provided reference research services both in person and online.
San Jose State University: IMLS Grant Funded Project, Project Manager: Making Space for Young Adults in Public Libraries
2012 - 2013
Led a multi-disciplinary team of four researchers and four research assistants conducting federally-funded research on young adult national library space use. Managed teams in qualitative & quantitative analysis, web-design, and virtual representation; Co-authored and copy-edited works for publication and dissemination; Prepared year-end reporting to the Institute of Museum & Library Services; Ensured successful completion of project goals and objectives.
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