Lorrie Evans - Instruction Program Lead

To introduce students to the interpretive dance that is research, Lorrie uses classroom activities to develop confidence, spark questions and expose this nonlinear process. She takes a student-centered and active-learning approach to more fully experience the research landscape. When students leave the class wondering where this will all lead, they are starting to dance.

Eric Baker

This former mechanic believes that nothing beats the right tool for the right job. When your job is online research, Eric teaches the specialized techniques that make databases your best research tool—for this job & many, many more to come!

Thomas Beck

A knowledge of research essentials is necessary for the education and future employment of our students, and Tom imparts that knowledge through teaching. He makes himself available to students both in and out of the classroom, to continue their learning experience. During that process, he shares the importance of learning as a lifelong endeavor, which will enrich their lives in ways yet unrealized.

Jenni Burke

Conducting research is like hiking–there are often forks in the trail. Jenni pinpoints where students are and takes them forward, one step at a time, always keeping the final destination in mind. She reassures students that there are many paths and, worst case scenario, you can always go back if you make a wrong turn!

Mary Dodge

Mary enjoys meeting students where they are and demonstrating the possibilities for research. She teaches students to define their research needs and to identify the best available resources whether in the library or throughout Colorado. Mary loves the moments when students realize that research is within their grasp.

Zoe Fisher

Zoe finds joy in working with diverse learners to reach their goals. Her teaching philosophy values the complementary strengths that students bring to the classroom, and she encourages students to build on their existing information literacy skills through reflective practice. You can expect lots of energy, humor, interaction, and community-building in Zoe’s instruction.

Nikki McCaslin

Nikki strives to empower students to be able to identify, locate, and evaluate information resources they will need to become successful student and professional researchers. Using student topics of interest and hands-on training, Nikki’s classes explore and discuss a variety of resources, search and refinement strategies, and best practice outcomes.

Kelly McCusker

Kelly strives to create an engaging, collaborative classroom emphasizing critical thinking and transferable skills. She encourages students to become curious learners and develop knowledge and skills that will support their learning outside of the academic environment.

Kevin Seeber

Kevin seeks to engage students in instruction and connect their past information seeking experiences with new concepts. He encourages group discussions, and aims to make in-class exercises that are authentic to students’ research processes.

Karen Sobel

Karen believes in developing transferable skills through her library instruction. She also believes that library instruction serves as an equalizing force in the classroom, empowering students with all kinds of educational backgrounds to perform successful research.

Rachel Stott

Rachel strives to create authentic, student-directed learning opportunities. Through open discussion, critical thinking, and active learning, she encourages students to acknowledge that while research is often messy, building information literacy knowledge and skills will serve them well beyond the classroom.

Paul Worrell

Paul uses enthusiasm and discovery-based activities to foster collaborative learning. He believes in helping students construct knowledge through a critical analysis of information and examining the lenses through which it is created and distributed.