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Amanda Nichols Hess

Amanda Nichols Hess

nichols@oakland.edu | (248) 370-2487
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Associate Professor, Kresge Library
eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian

Office: 248 Kresge Library

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4p and Wednesdays, 3-5p

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Research Interests

Information literacy instruction; blended / online learning; instructional technology & design; training and professional development

Selected Publications

Greer, K. & Nichols Hess, A. (2017). "I'd like my students to research the idea of red": Using instructional design for information literacy instruction in the fine arts. In P. Glassman & J. Dyki (Eds.), The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship (2nd ed.), (pp. 193-202). London: Facet Publishing.

Nichols Hess, A. (2016). Using theory and practice to build an instructional technology toolkit. In M. Kumaran & T. Maddison (Eds.), Distributed Learning: Pedagogy and technology in online information literacy instruction (pp. 47-66). Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Nichols Hess, A. & Greer, K. (2016). Designing for engagement: Using the ADDIE model to integrate high-impact practices into an online information literacy course. Communications in Information Literacy, 10(2), 264-282.

Nichols Hess, A., & Hristova, M. (2016). To search or to browse: How users navigate a new interface for online library tutorials. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 23(2), 168-183. doi:10.1080/10691316.2014.963274

Greer, K., Nichols Hess, A., & Kraemer, E. W. (2016). The librarian leading the machine: A reassessment of library instruction methods. College & Research Libraries, 77(3), 286-301. doi:10.5860/crl.77.3.286

Nichols Hess, A. (2016). A case study of job-embedded learning. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(2), 327-347.
Selected as one of the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable's 2016 Top Twenty articles.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015). Equipping academic librarians to integrate the Framework into instructional practices: A theoretical application. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(6), 771-776. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2015.08.017

Nichols Hess, A., Greer, K., Lombardo, S. V., & Lim, A. (2015). Books, bytes, and buildings: The academic library's unique role in improving student success. Journal of Library Administration, 55(8), 622-658. doi:10.1080/01930826.2015.1085241

Nichols Hess, A. (2015). Motivational design in information literacy instruction. Communications in Information Literacy, 9(1), 44-59.

Nichols Hess, A., LaPorte-Fiori, R., & Engwall, K. (2015).  Preserving patron privacy in the 21st  century academic library. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(1), 105-114. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.10.010

Siko, J. & Nichols Hess, A. (2014). Win-win professional development: Providing meaningful professional development while meeting the needs of all stakeholders. Tech Trends, 58(6), 99-108. doi:10.1007/s11528-014-0809-7

Nichols Hess, A. & Greer, K. (2014). Using library standards to inform Common Core State Standards 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). Byte-sized pieces: Equipping academic librarians to integrate technology into library instruction through manageable, maintainable, and meaningful staff development. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 19(3-4), 283-296. doi:10.1080/10875301.2014.939323

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. doi:10.1080/01639269.2014.934122

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. doi:10.1108/nlw-11-2013-0087
Selected as one of the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable's 2014 Top Twenty articles.

Nichols Hess, A. (2014). Using technology to reach out – And bring in! In K. Harrod & C. Smallwood (Eds.), Library Youth Outreach: 26 ways to connect with children, young adults, and their families (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 Science in Distance Learning, 7(4), 331-348. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2013.839978

Selected Presentations

Nichols Hess, A. (2017, June 15). Winning your instructional spurs: How academic librarians transform from information experts to expert educators. LOEX Annual Conference Encore virtual presentation session.

Thielen, J. & Nichols Hess, A. (2017, May 19). Connecting education students to research data management: Creating intra-library partnerships and expanding RDM instruction to the social sciences. Michigan Academic Library Association Conference presentation session. Grand Rapids, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2017, May 18). Becoming purposeful pedagogical practitioners: Transforming instructional practices and teaching identities around the Framework. Michigan Academic Library Association Conference presentation session. Grand Rapids, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2017, May 13). Winning your instructional spurs: How academic librarians transform from information experts to expert educators. LOEX Annual Conference presentation session. Lexington, KY.

Moore. S. A., Allar, G., & Nichols Hess, A. (2017, May 3). Visualizing data to unlock learning. University of Windsor-Oakland University International Teaching and Learning Conference. Windsor, ONT, Canada.

Nichols Hess, A. (2017, March 24). Navigating toward the Framework: Transforming instructional practices and teaching identities. Association of College and Research Libraries 2017 Conference poster session. Baltimore, MD.

Ableser, J. & Nichols Hess, A. (2017, February 23). Enhancing success for all learners through Universal Design for Learning. Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning presentation session. Anaheim, CA.

Ableser, J. & Nichols Hess, A. (2017, February 16). Increasing access and reducing barriers for all to succeed: Universal Design for Learning. Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference presentation session. Detroit, MI.

Allar, G., Moore, S. A., & Nichols Hess, A. (2016, October 21). Multimedia tools in education – Visualizing data. Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning presentation session. Traverse City, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2016, May 31). Using the Framework to promote conversation about information literacy instruction. Association of College and Research Libraries virtual webinar.

Nichols Hess, A. (2016, May 19). Transforming teaching through targeted faculty learning communities. Oakland University / University of Windsor Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session. Rochester, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015, November 14). Becoming USERs of the Framework: Building new information literacy instructional practices in a library faculty learning community. LOEX Fall Focus presentation session. Ypsilanti, MI.

Greer, K. & Nichols Hess, A. (2015, October 15). Impacting online learning: Integrating high-impact practices into an online information literacy course. Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning presentation session. Traverse City, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015, October 9). Keeping the MAGIC alive. OhioLINK User Services Committee virtual meeting presentation.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015, April). Becoming USERs of threshold concepts: Reframing information literacy instruction through a faculty learning community. Illinois Information Literacy Summit presentation session. Moraine Valley, IL.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015, March). Cultivating a community of learners: Building a faculty learning group by bringing Immersion home. Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) contributed paper presentation. Portland, OR.

Nichols Hess, A. (2015, March). Creating a sustainable RC system with YouCanBook.Me. Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) TechConnect presentation. Portland, OR.

Nichols Hess, A. (2014, November). Effectively designing learning through technology, with educators as learners! Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) convention presentation session. Jacksonville, FL.

Swanberg, S., Greer, K., & Nichols Hess, A. (2014, October). Interdisciplinary Might is Magic: Melding Medical and Academic Librarian's Expertise to Craft an Outreach Series for Muggles. Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Annual Conference lightning round presentation. Mount Pleasant, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2014, June). Teaching with technology… Starting with 'teachers.' Oakland University e-Cornucopia 2014 conference presentation session. Rochester, MI

Greer, K., Nichols Hess, A., Lim, A. & Lombardo, S. V. (2014, May). Books, bytes, and buildings: Academic libraries' impactful strategies for improving student success. Michigan Library Association (MLA) Academic Libraries conference presentation session. East Lansing, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2014, May). The academic library & online learning: Empowering students through flexibility, customizability, and convenience. Oakland University / University of Windsor Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session. Rochester, MI

Nichols Hess, A. (2014, May). 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). Four challenges every new distance learning librarian should know about (and how to meet them!). Distance Library Services conference panel discussion. Denver, CO.

Nichols Hess, A. & Bielat, V. (2014, April). 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). Leveraging the academic library: High-impact strategies for improving student success. Oakland University Student Success Conference presentation session. Troy, MI.

Nichols Hess, A (2014, January). Instructional technology toolkit: Integrating tools to engage all learners. Oakland University Mini-Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session. Rochester, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, October). Teaching the teachers: Integrating technology into library instruction. Connected Librarian virtual conference presentation session.

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, October). Instructional technology toolkit: Integrating tools to engage all learners. Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation session. Traverse City, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, June). "The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Practices to (Re)Focus on Users." American Library Association poster session. Chicago, IL.

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, May). "The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Practices to (Re)Focus on Users." Oakland University e-Cornucopia conference presentation session. Rochester, MI

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, May). "Meaningfully Integrating Technology... Starting with Librarians!" Michigan Library Association (MLA) Academic Libraries conference presentation session. Traverse City, MI.

Nichols Hess, A. (2013, April).  "The First Year: Figuring Out Life in an Academic Library." The Association of College & Research Libraries conference roundtable. Indianapolis, IN.

Service

Professional Service

Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee, 2015-2017
American Library Association Library Instruction Roundtable, Virtual Member, 2014-2016
Association of College and Research Libraries / American Association of School Librarians Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2014-2015
Michigan Library Association Technologies & Trends event workgroup, 2013-2014

University Service

University General Education Committee, 2015-2018
University Library Senate Committee, 2015-2017
University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction, 2012-2015
eLearning Faculty Advisory Committee

Library Service

Privacy Policy Task Force, 2014 (chair)
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

Professional Affiliations

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 Association for Computer Use in Learning (MACUL), 2010-present
Michigan Library Association (MLA), 2012-2014

Education

PhD in Educational Leadership, Oakland University,  December 2017
Education Specialist in Instructional Technology, Wayne State University, April 2014
Master of Library & Information Science, University of Michigan School of Information, December 2009
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Michigan, August 2007

 

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