Melissa Langridge

User Education Coordinator

Email: mlangridge@niagara.edu
Fax: 716.286.8006
Phone: 716.286.8028

Education

  • MsED, Niagara University
  • M.L.S., University at Buffalo
  • B.A. in Art History, Buffalo State College

Job Duties

  • Plan, develop and implement instructional and information literacy initiatives for the Library’s User Education program, both in person and online
  • Provide discipline-specific information literacy instruction to students and faculty
  • Provide individual research assistance to students and faculty
  • Provide general reference desk and virtual reference assistance
  • Engage community through successful partnerships including various activities with area K-12 schools
  • Participate in collection development
  • Serve as liaison to several academic departments

Scholarship

Conference Proceedings

  • February 2016. SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference. Do you Kahoot?: Easy Engagement and Assessment in the Classroom. With Bridget Doloresco.
  • October 2015. Using ENGAGING to Maximize Effectiveness of Partnerships and Student Learning. New York Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NYSATE/NYACTE) Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. With Dr. Paul Vermette and Danyelle Moore.
  • September 2015. Revitalize your Research Instruction!: Applying the ENGAGING Constructivist Framework in the Library Instruction Classroom. Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA. With Dr. Paul Vermette.

  • October 2013. The Teaching Professor Technology Conference. Guide On The Side: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Online Learning. Atlanta, GA. 
  • March 2012. Creating Curiosity in Criminal Justice: Promoting Transliteracy Through Problem Based Learning. 3Ts Conference 2012: Engaging Students with Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy. Albany, NY. With Kimberly Jones.
  • October 2010. Applying Educational Theory to Create Active Learning Lesson Plans and Successful Marketing.  7th annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA. With Stephanie Meyer and Kimberly Jones.
  • August 2010. Bridging the Basics of Business through Problem Based Learning and Digital Storytelling. 4th annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching and Learning Conference. Fredonia, NY. With Teresa Cardon, J.D.
  • November 2009. ‘It’s Alive!’: Librarian-Faculty Partnerships for Enlivening the Arts. Western New York/Ontario Association of College and Research Libraries Fall Conference. East Aurora, NY. With Dr. Janet Gane and Kimberly Jones.
  • November 2009. Enhanced Learning Components to Invigorate Literature Course. International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI). Madrid, Spain. With Dr. Janet Gane. 
  • January 2009. Metamorphoses: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration in Freshmen Literature. 8th Annual CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning. Niagara University, NY. With Dr. Janet Gane.

Contributions to Books

  • 2016. “Is Greed Good? Using Research to Make Informed, Evidence-Based Decisions.” Fawley, N. & Krysak, N. (Eds.). In The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans. Chicago: ACRL Press. With Jeff Miller and Bridget Doloresco.
  • 2015. “Password: Keyword Edition.” McClure, H., Bravender, P. & Schaub, G. (Eds.). In Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Chicago: ACRL Press.
  • 2014. “Student Perceptions of Academic Librarians: The Influence of Pop Culture and Past Experience.” Pagowsky, N. & Rigby, M. (Eds.). In The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work. Chicago: ACRL Press. With Christine Hurko and Allison Schultz.
  • 2014. “Cooking Up Collaboration! Faculty-Librarian Partnership Using Guide on the Side for Online Instruction.” In The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook: Recipes for Making Long-Term Connections. Kvenild, C. & Calkins, K. (Eds.). Chicago: ACRL Press. With Blake Carver, Kristin Burger and Natalie Bennett.
  • 2012. “Using Small Group Individual Diagnosis to Improve Online Instruction.” In To Improve the Academy, Vol. 31. J.E. Groccia (Ed.). New York: Jossey-Bass. With Dr. Jennifer Herman.
  • 2011. “Ellie Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Archives” Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Information Literacy Instruction. With Kimberly Jones.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2010. Bridging the Basics of Business Law Through Digital Storytelling. The Business Research Consortium (BRC) Journal of
    Advances in Education. Volume 1, Number 2. With Teresa Cardon, J.D.

Awards and Honors

  • Summer 2014. Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Niagara University.
  • April 2013. Assessment Grant Awarded. Niagara University General Education Committee.
  • Spring 2010. Active and Integrative Learning grant received from Committee on College Teaching and Learning awarded for Creating Curiosity in Criminal Justice: Using Problem Based Learning Scenarios to Engage Freshmen at the Introductory Level. Niagara University. 
  • Spring 2010. Excellence in Customer Service Award for Outstanding Work at the Reference Desk. Niagara University Library.

Service

  • 2013 - 2014. Interim Secretary, New York Library Association (NYLA)
  • 2010 – 2012. Secretary, Committee Board, Graduate School of Education Alumni Association. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 
  • 2009 - 2010. Member, Niagara Reads Committee, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY 14109   
  • 2009 – 2010. Member, Faculty Learning Community, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY 14109 
  • 2008 – 2009. Member, Mentorship Committee, Graduate School of Education Alumni Association. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 Professional Development

  • 2010 - present. Western New York Information Literacy Alliance
  • 2009 – present. Western New York Reference Services Forum    

Special Interests

  • Using games to teach library instruction 
  • Faculty Librarian Collaboration
  • Curriculum integration
  • Teaching methods
  • Assessment 
Education
  • M.L.S., University at Buffalo, 2008
  • B.A. in Art History, Buffalo State College, 2005

Job Duties

  • Coordinates the Information Literacy Program
  • Provides reference desk service and individual research assistance by appointment
  • Participates in collection development
  • Serves as liaison to six academic departments
  • Ensure on and off-campus access to the Library's research databases

Departmental Liaison

  • Castellani Art Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Modern and Classical Languages
  • Nursing
  • Ontario Teacher Education
  • Social Work

Departmental Liaison

  • Art History with Museum Studies
  • Castellani Art Museum
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education - Graduate
  • Education - Leadership and Policy Doctoral Program
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management