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Beth W. Kraemer

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Instruction, Kresge Library

Office: 237 Kresge
Phone: 248-370-4879 
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Services Provided:

Library Instruction, Reference, Research Consultations, Librarian Liaison to the Liberal Studies and Bachelor of Integrative Studies Programs

Research Interests:

Online Library Instruction, Assessment of Library Instruction, Etymology


    Horning, A.S. & Kraemer, E.W. (Eds.). (2013). Reconnecting Reading and Writing. West Lafayette: Parlor Press, 2013.

    Also available as an open-access publication from the WAC Clearinghouse at

    Daniel, D., & Kraemer, E.W. (2012). Integrating the credit-bearing information literacy course into the curriculum: Goals, benefits, and challenges. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual LOEX Conference, 3-5 May, 2012, Columbus, Ohio (Library Orientation Series, No. 45).

    Gunn, M., & Kraemer, E.W. (2011). The agile teaching library: Models for integrating information literacy in online learning experiences. In S. Kelsey & K. St.Amant (Eds.), Computer-mediated communication: Issues and approaches in education, pp.191-206. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.

    Kraemer, E.W. (2007). Developing information literacy instruction for honors students at Oakland University :  An information consulting approach. College & Undergraduate Libraries 14 (3), 63-73.

    Kraemer, E.W., S.V. Lombardo, and F. Lepkowski. (2007). The librarian, the machine, or a little of both: A comparative study of three information literacy pedagogies at Oakland University. College & Research Libraries 68 (4), 330-42.

    Kraemer, E.W. (2007). Keeping up with the journals: A library journal club at Oakland University . The Journal of Academic Librarianship 33 (1), 136-37.

    Kraemer, E.W., D. Keyse, and S. Lombardo. (2003). Beyond these walls: Building a library outreach program at Oakland University. The Reference Librarian 39 (82), 5-17.

    Issue published separately as monograph: Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries. Eds. Paul Kelsey and Sigrid Kelsey. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2004.

    Kraemer, E.W. (2002). Developing the online learning environment: The pros and cons of using WebCT for library instruction. Information Technology and Libraries 22 (2), 87-92.

    Juriew, D., E. Kraemer, and J. Voelck. (2002). Mentoring untenured librarians: All it takes is a little un-TLC. College & Research Libraries News 64 (6), 378-380.

    Kraemer, Elizabeth W. An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Available Online:

Selected Presentations:

    Kraemer, E.W. "From WebCT to Moodle: Online Information Literacy Instruction at Oakland University." (April 2008). Presentation at the Library2LMS Conference, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY.

    Kraemer, E.W. et al. "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can: Building a Career When Personal Responsibilities Demand More of You." (June 2006). Panel presentation delivered at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

    Kraemer, E.W. & S. Lombardo. "A Comparative Study of Information Literacy Instruction Pedagogy at Oakland University." (March 2006). Presentation at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Oakland University, Rochester, MI .

    Kraemer, E.W. “Creating the Online Learning Environment: Using WebCT for Library Instruction.” (June 2002). Poster session presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    Wallis E.L. & J. Yue. “Using Online Communities to Enhance Professional Growth and Networking.” (July 2000).  Poster session presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Other Professional Activities:

Library Service

Library Committee on Appointment and Promotion 2001-2004;
Merit/Travel Committee
  • Chair, 2002-2004; 2005-2006; 2007-2008
Web Team 2002-Present
Display Team 2001-2007
Social Committee
  • Chair, 2002-2003
Executive Committee 2004-2006
Distance Education Task Force 2003-2004
Signage Task Force 2001

University Service

Assessment Committee 2007-Present
Academic Conduct Committee 2002-2004;
Welcoming Committee 2004-2007
Academic Standing and Honors Committee 2004-2006
Senate Library Committee 2002-2004

Professional Service & Memberships

American Library Association 1997-Present
Association of College & Research Libraries


New Members Round Table
  • Past President, 2004-2005
  • President, 2003-2004
  • Vice President/President-Elect, 2002-2003
Michigan Library Association 2000-2003
MLA Continuing Education Committee 2001-2003

Awards & Honors:

Young Alumni Spotlight, Western Michigan University, 2004.

Faculty Co-Honoree, Oakland University Board of Trustees Meeting, February 2003.

Honoree, Oakland University Faculty Recognition Luncheon, April 2002.

Nominated as a candidate for Vice President/President Elect of the American Library Association's New Members Round Table, November 2001.

Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Science Honor Society, inducted 2001.

Educational Background:

Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 1999.

Bachelor of Arts, Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University, 1997.


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