Assistant Professor, Kresge Library
eLearning & Instructional Technology Librarian
Liaison Librarian, School of Education & Human Services
Office: 248 Kresge Library
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm and Thursdays, 10 am-12pm
Information literacy instruction; blended / online learning; instructional technology & design; training and professional development programs.
Nichols Hess, A., & Hristova, M. (2016, forthcoming). To search or to browse: How users navigate a new interface for online library tutorials. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 23(2).
Siko, J. & Nichols Hess, A. (2015, forthcoming). Win-win professional development: Providing meaningful professional development while meeting the needs of all stakeholders. Tech Trends.
Nichols Hess, A. (2015, in press). Scheduling research consultations with YouCanBook.Me: Low effort, high yield. College & Research Libraries News.
Nichols Hess, A. & Moseley, J. (2015, under review). Online formative evaluation: From planning to execution. In E. Biech (Ed.), The 2015 Pfeiffer Annual Training and Consulting.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014, in press). Byte-sized pieces: Equipping academic librarians to integrate technology into library instruction through manageable, maintainable, and meaningful staff development. Internet Reference Services Quarterly.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014). Online and face-to-face library instruction: Assessing the impact on upper-level sociology undergraduates. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 33(3), 132-147.
Nichols Hess, A. & Greer, K. (2014). Using library standards to inform Common Core instruction. In J. Purdy & R. McClure (Eds.), The Next Digital Scholar: A fresh approach to the Common Core Standards in research and writing (71-105). Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014). Web tutorials workflows: How scholarship, institutional experiences, and peer institutions' practices shaped one academic library's online learning offerings. New Library World, 115(3/4), 87-101.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014). Using (free) technology to reach out... and bring In! In K. Herrod & C. Smallwood (Eds.), Library Youth Outreach (102-108). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.
Nichols Hess, A. (2013). The MAGIC of web tutorials: How one library (re)focused its delivery of online learning objects on users. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(4), 331-348.
Nichols, A. (2011). Formative Assessment. School Library Monthly 27 (6).
Nichols, A. (2010). VoiceThread and the World War II Battle Report lesson plan. School Library Monthly 26 (6).
Nichols Hess, A. (2014, June 13). Teaching with technology… Starting with ‘teachers.’ Oakland University e-Cornucopia 2014 conference presentation session.
Greer, K., Nichols Hess, A., Lim, A. & Lombardo, S. V. (2014, May 30). Books, bytes, and buildings: Academic libraries’ impactful strategies for improving student success. Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries conference presentation session.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014, May 15). The academic library & online learning: Empowering students through flexibility, customizability, and convenience. Oakland University / University of Windsor Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session.
Nichols Hess, A. (2014, May 14). Building an instructional technology toolkit: Integrating teaching & learning tools to empower all learners. Oakland University / University of Windsor Conference on Teaching and Learning interactive workshop session. Rochester, MI.
Nichols Hess, A., Orlov, A., Tang, N., & Weiss, S. (2014, April 24). Four challenges every new distance learning librarian should know about (and how to meet them!). 2014 Distance Library Services Conference. Denver, CO.
Nichols Hess, A. & Bielat, V. (2014, April 4). Theory + practice: Changing trends in library instruction. Southeast Michigan League of Libraries spring meeting interactive workshop. Livonia, MI.
Greer, K., Nichols Hess, A., Lim, A. & Lombardo, S. V. (2014, February 2). Leveraging the academic library: High-impact strategies for improving student success. Oakland University Student Success Conference presentation session.
Nichols Hess, A (2014, January 30). Instructional technology toolkit: Integrating tools to engage all learners. Oakland University Mini-Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session.
Nichols Hess, A. (2013, October 14). Teaching the teachers: Integrating technology into library instruction. Connected Librarian virtual conference presentation session.
Nichols Hess, A. (2013, October 17). Instructional technology toolkit: Integrating tools to engage all learners. Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session. Traverse City, MI. .
Nichols Hess, A. "The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Practices to (Re)Focus on Users." (June 2013) Poster session at the American Library Association conference, Chicago, IL.
Nichols Hess, A. "The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Practices to (Re)Focus on Users." (May 2013). Oakland University e-Cornucopia conference, Rochester, MI
Nichols Hess, A. "Meaningfully Integrating Technology... Starting with Librarians!" (May 2013). Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries conference, Traverse City, MI.
Nichols Hess, A. "The First Year: Figuring Out Life in an Academic Library." (April 2013). Roundtable led at Association of College and Research Librarians conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Nichols, A. "Teachers using Technology as a Tool – Not a Toy." (May 2011). Oakland Schools Professional Learning Communities, Waterford, MI.
Nichols, A. (co-presenter with Clarkston Community Schools Media Specialists). "How We Did It!: Writing a K-12 Information Literacy Curriculum." (October 2010). Michigan Association for Media in Education conference, Dearborn, MI.
American Library Association (ALA), 2008-present
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2012-present
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2013-present
Michigan Library Association (MLA), 2012-2014
Michigan Association for Computer Use in Learning (MACUL), 2010-present
University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction, 2012-2015
eLearning Faculty Advisory Committee
Committee on Instruction, 2013-present
Online User Interfaces Team, 2013-present
University Libraries Learning Commons Council, 2012-2013
University Libraries Information Literacy Group
University Libraries Collection Development Group
University Libraries Research Services Group
Association of College and Research Libraries / American Association of School Librarians Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2014-2016
American Library Association Library Instruction Roundtable, Virtual Member, 2014-2016
Michigan Library Association Technologies & Trends event workgroup, 2013-2014
Education Specialist in Instructional Technology, Wayne State University, April 2014
Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan School of Information, December 2009
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Michigan, August 2007
Created by MH / Updated on October 1, 2014 by MH