I provide library outreach to Oakland University and collaborate with its surrounding communities on events such as OU's African American Celebration and Poetry Slams. I also participate in student activities and facilitate groups for students and alumni. I strive to promote diversity initiatives both in the library and campus-wide.
In addition, I provide reference services at Kresge Library's reference desk, as well as individual research consultations by appointment.
I act as liaison to the Women's Studies and Political Science departments. I'm responsible for their library instruction sessions and collection development needs.
Switzer, A. (2008). Redefining diversity: Creating an inclusive academic library through diversity initiatives, College & Undergraduate Libraries 15(3), 280-300.
Switzer, A. & Wynn Perdue, S. (2011). Dissertation 101: A research and writing intervention for Education graduate students, Education Libraries 34(1), 4-14.
Switzer, A. & Barclay, L. A. (2012). Book clubs: Best practices in promoting critical thinking skills in Business classes. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 17(4), 328-345.
Greer, K., Swanberg, S., Gunn, M., Daniel, D., Switzer, A., Wynn-Perdue, S. (2012). Beyond the web tutorial: Development and implementation of an online, self-directed academic integrity course at Oakland University. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 38(5), 251-258. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2012.06.010
Switzer, A. (2013). Beyond cap & gown: Lifelong learning for university alumni and the role of the academic library, (in progress).
Switzer, A. & Lepkowski, F. (2007). Information literacy & the returning Masters student: A view from the library side. In Proceedings of Society for InformationTechnology and Teacher Education International Conference, March 26-30, 1343-1348. San Antonio, TX: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Peer-reviewed.
Switzer, A. (2008). The academic librarian & techno-communication: Facilitating social networking with Generation Y students. In S. W. Witt (Ed.), Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library: Global studies or sea change? Proceeding of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (Social Science Libraries Section), August 6-8, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press. Peer-reviewed.
Barclay, L.A. & Switzer, A. (2010). Building critical discussion into human resource courses: The book club. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Industrial Relations and Human Resources Conference, October 22-23, Louisville, KY. Peer-reviewed.
Switzer, A. (2013). The impact of social media in academic libraries. Presentation at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference (Library and Information Sciences Section), March 22, Holland, MI.
|Senate Library Committee||2008-2010, 2013-2015|
|Undergraduate Research in Writing Award Committee (Chair 2013-2014)||2012-2013, 2013-2014|
|Library Committee on Instruction||2010-2011|
|Events and Exhibits Committee||2011-Continuing|
|Library Marketing Team||2010-Continuing|
|Elections Committee (Chair 2007, 2013)||2007-2009, 2012-2014|
|Merit/Travel Committee (Chair, 2007)||2006-2008, 2012-2014|
|Information Commons Task Force||2008-2010|
|Plagiarism Tutorial Task Force||2011-2012|
|Library Strategic Planning Committee||2011-2012|
|Popular Reading & Graphic Novel Selection Committee (Chair)||2011-Continuing|
|University Senate Committee||2008-2011, 2013-2016|
|Academic Conduct Committee||2013-2015|
|Executive Committee, American Association of University Professors||2008-2015|
|Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Advisory Board Member||2011-2013, 2013-2015|
|Women & Gender Studies Executive Committee||2013-2016|
|University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction||2011-2012|
|University Retention Committee||2013-|
|University Committee on Sexual Harassment||2013-|
|Student Academic Support Committee||2006-2009|
|Women & Gender Studies Annual Film Festival Committee||2013-|
|American Association of University Professors, Library Representative||2006-2008|
|LGBTQA Employee Resource Group||2006-Continuing|
|Oakland University AAUP Committee W||2005-Continuing|
|S.A.F.E. (Students, Administrators & Faculty for Equality) Ally||2004-Continuing|
Professional Associations & Service
|Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)||2004-present|
|ACRL Contributed Paper Moderator, National Conference||2013|
|ACRL Panel Session Moderator, National Conference||2013|
|Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Co-Chair for Library and Information Sciences Section||2013-2014|
|American Library Association (ALA)||2002-present|
|ALA GLBT Round Table||2004-present|
|American Association of University Women||2004-present|
Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Aquinas College, 1993
Created by MH / Updated on September 16, 2013 by MH