Alan Carbery is the Associate Library Director in Champlain College in Vermont, and is responsible for all instructional outreach initiatives through the library, as well as the College’s award-winning, blended program of information literacy instruction. This program reaches every single undergraduate student seven times throughout their undergraduate studies. Prior to moving to the VT, Alan worked in a number of academic and special libraries in Ireland.
Alan’s work has focused on information literacy instruction through problem and inquiry-based learning. He’s developed a longitudinal model of meaningful, rubric-based assessment of student learning in information literacy. He’s concerned with reflective practice; how librarians identify and develop as teachers, taking a strengths-based approach to leadership, and most recently in how critical pedagogy and social justice influence our profession.
Alan is currently assisting towards the publication of a forthcoming whitepaper on Global Perspectives on information literacy with ACRL’s Student Learning & Information Literacy committee. He also serves on the editorial board of College & Research Libraries. Alan is the Chair-elect/Vice-Chair of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee. During his term as chair in 2017 and 2018, he will lead ACRL’s initiatives in promoting ACRL’s forthcoming action-oriented research agenda with OCLC on library contributions to student learning and success.