Michael Wilson

  • Atlanta US-GA
Michael Wilson

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
1998 - Present

Off-Campus Librarian

Shorter University Library
  • Develop, promote, manage, and evaluate off-campus library services
  • Coordinate the operations of the off-campus libraries with each other and with those of the main library
  • Train and supervise a staff consisting of two professionals and one paraprofessional
  • Act as the library's liaison to schools that conduct off-campus programs
  • Evaluate and purchase both print and electronic materials for the off-campus collections
  • Assist users in designing research strategies and in identifying appropriate information resources
  • Teach a credit-bearing information literacy course
  • Demonstrate the use of print and electronic resources
  • Conduct library tours and orientations
  • Write, update, and maintain various finding aids, including web-based resources
  • Interview prospective adjuncts to teach the "Research Methods" course
  • Conduct new faculty teaching evaluations
1995 - Present

Cataloging Intern

Georgia Perimeter College Library
  • Performed copy cataloging
  • Ordered books from distributors using an automated acquisitions system (DRA)
1997 - 1998

Librarian

DeKalb County Public Library
  • Provided reference service at the desk and by telephone
  • Selected new materials for the collection
  • Wrote and revised bibliographies and finding aids
1996 - 1998

Reference Librarian

Georgia Perimeter College Library
  • Provided reference service to students and faculty
  • Demonstrated the use of print and electronic resources
  • Taught bibliographic instruction sessions in a multimedia-enhanced classroom
  • Wrote, revised, and edited bibliographies and finding aids
  • Recommended materials for purchase
  • Supervised student assistants

Summary

Responsible, professionally active, service oriented librarian with a broad range of experience in public services and instruction.

Professional Organizations

Awards and Honors

Promoted to Librarian, 2007Granted tenure, 2006Promoted to Associate Librarian, 2002School of Professional Programs Special Employee Award, July 2002Dean’s Award for Excellence and Commitment (Employee of the Year), 1999 John Word West Scholarship, 1980

Presentations

Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO), Athens, Georgia, October 5 - 7, 2011

  • Organizer, "Providing reference at a distance."

Southeastern Library Association/Arkansas Library Association Joint Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 26 - 28, 2010

  • Co-presenter, "Survey says?: Instruction methods used to help students locate articles in print and electronic formats: A survey of southeastern librarians."

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, Georgia, September 25-26, 2009

  • Co-presenter, "Yes, Virginia, there are full-text articles in that bound periodical!: Helping students make connections about locating journal articles."

Southeastern Library Association/Kentucky Library Association Joint Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1 - 4, 2008

  • Co-presenter, "Using Moodle's wiki and forum functions to manage collaborative assignments in an information literacy course."

Technology Summit, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, February 1, 2008

  • Co-presenter, "Moodle wikis and forums."

In-Service Training, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, August 14, 2007

  • Co-presenter, "Using electronic resources in the classroom."

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, Georgia, October 4 - 6, 2007

  • Organizer and Co-presenter, "Creating effective active learning activities: Lessons learned from successful and not-so-successful library instruction sessions."

Southeastern Library Association/Tennessee Library Association Joint Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, April 5 - 7, 2006

  • Organizer, "Assessing your BI program: How do you know you're getting through?"

Southeastern Library Association/North Carolina Library Association Joint Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 9 - 13, 2004

  • Organizer and Panelist, "The BI classroom course: Instructors' perspectives."
  • Organizer and Panelist, "Tips for new BI coordinators."

Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO), Athens, Georgia, October 13 - 15, 2004

  • Panelist, "Collection development: Going the distance."

Courses

Courses taught:

  • Research Methods, an undergraduate information literacy course
  • Teacher Technology, an undergraduate teacher preparation course
  • Information Literacy, a graduate course in the Valdosta State University MLIS Program

Courses created:

  • Research Methods

Courses co-created:

  • Professional Development and the Adult Learner, an undergraduate student development course
  • Management Communications, a graduate information literacy/communication course

University Service

Wrote SACS reports (Core Requirement 2.9 and Comprehensive Standard 3.8) for the library

College of Adult and Professional Programs Online Task Force, 2009 –

Distance Education Task Force, 2008 – 

Evaluation and Professional Development Committee, Chair, 2007 – 

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable, 2007 –

Library Representative to the Faculty Senate, 2004  –  2007

Professional Development Committee, 2001 – 2006

Reading and Writing Task Force, 2003

School of Professional Programs Honors Day Task Force, 2003

Graduate Programs Committee, 2001

School of Professional Programs Curriculum Committee, 1999 – 2002

LibGuides

Pathfinders & Handouts

Other Finding Aids

SACS Documents

Syllabi