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Tutor profile: Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.
Reference librarian with 10+ years experience
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About Elizabeth

About Elizabeth
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Marcus. As a librarian and former first-generation college student, I am passionate about helping students finding and evaluate credible information sources. Let me know how I can help!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have over a decade of experience providing information literacy one-shot instruction classes to university students, assisting them in finding credible, scholarly, and peer-reviewed sources, selecting and refining research topics, and identifying keywords for research database searches.
North Carolina Central University
Library Science
Master's Degree
2008 - 2011
Western Carolina University
Bachelor's Degree
2003 - 2006

Work Experience

Work Experience
Western Carolina University, Research and Instruction Services- University Library Specialist
2019 - Present
• Offer research assistance via chat, phone, email, and in-person approximately 15 hours per week and maintain the physical reference collection. • Teach 4-6 one-shot information literacy instruction sessions for English 101 or 202 classes per semester, synchronously or asynchronously (currently virtual). • Create supplementary online research guides or video tutorials.
Western Carolina University, Undergraduate Experience Librarian
2014 - 2019
• Provided research assistance at the reference desk to patrons in person, via phone, and online chat. • Coordinated library instruction for the Writing, Rhetoric, and Critical Studies program (English 101 & 202). • Planned, taught, and assessed information literacy instruction for first-year composition, first-year transition, Intensive English Program, and Parks and Recreation Management courses. • Served as library liaison to undergraduate communities, including first-year, transfer, international, and Honors College students, as well as...
Western Carolina University, ABC Express Coordinator
2008 - 2014
• Managed and process ABC Express requests, contacting patrons and WNCLN borrowing network staff members to resolve problems when necessary. • Assisted patrons at the circulation desk, via phone or in-person. • Assisted in the reference department as needed, answering research questions at the desk, teaching English 101 & 202 classes, creating LibGuides, and purchasing subject resources. • Opened and closed library building, following the appropriate procedures. • Assign tasks to student workers.

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