Meghan L. Dowell


(917)287-8151 | mldowell@uwm.edu

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies                in progress

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Committee Chair: Nadine I. Kozak

Master of Science, Library and Information Science         2012

Long Island University, Brookville, NY

Bachelor of Science, Major: Economics                        2010

Portland State University, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Teaching Assistant                                                September 2018 - Current

School of Information Studies,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Teaching and Learning Librarian                                October 2018 - Current

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

Consulting Librarian                                                December 2013 - September 2018

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Adjunct Instructor                                                 February - December 2013

ASA College, New York, NY

Adjunct Reference Librarian                                May 2012 - August 2013

New York University, New York, NY

Discovery Services Liaison                                        February - December 2013

Springer Science + Business Media, New York, NY

Manager, Sales Operations Americas                        March 2011 - December 2013

Springer Science + Business Media, New York, NY        

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP


ARTICLES:

Dowell, Meghan L. and Laurie Bridges. 2019. “A Perspective on Wikipedia: Your Students Are Here, Why Aren’t You?” Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (2): 81-83.

Alhumaidan, Yazeed, Meghan L. Dowell, Jean Rene, Lisa Leverett, Laura Ridenour, Vanessa Schlais, Shengang Wang, and Richard P. Smiraglia. 2018. “Knowledge Organization and the 2017 UDC Seminar: An Editorial.” Knowledge Organization 45 (4): 273–80.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Willoughby, Lydia and Meghan L. Dowell. “Strategies for Success: Building LibApps in Moodle (that Students will Actually Use).” in Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples, edited by Ryan Sitter. Rowman and Littlefield. 2016.

PRESENTATIONS


PRESENTATIONS - INTERNATIONAL:

Dowell, Meghan L. 2018. “Academic Freedom and the Liberal Arts Librarian“. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) in Regina, Saskatchewan.

PRESENTATIONS - NATIONAL:

Dowell, Meghan L. 2018. “Decentering Search: A Collaborative Approach to Creating Asset-Based Activities“. Information Literacy Summitt in Moraine Valley, IL.

Bhasin, Anjali and Meghan L. Dowell. 2017. “Presenting Your Best Self: Interview Tips From People Who Know“. Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Dowell, Meghan L. and Jedidiah Rex. 2016. “Team Work Makes the Dream Work”. Library Technology Conference (LibTech) in St. Paul, MN.

Johnson, Benjamin, Charlie Remy, and Meghan L. Dowell. 2014. “Playing Nicely Together: the ins and outs of improving metadata for libraries, content providers, and discovery services vendors”. Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) in Austin, TX.

POSTERS - NATIONAL:

Dowell, Meghan L. 2017. “Zines as a Teaching Tool”. Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Dowell, Meghan L. 2015. “LibGuides: Strategies for Success”. Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) in Manitowoc, WI.

TEACHING


ADJUNCT

Masters Level:

Search Engine Society                                        Fall 2019

School of Information Studies,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Undergraduate Level:

Global Information Perspectives                                Fall 2019

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

Information Economy                                        Spring 2017; 2018

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

First-Year Seminar: Fake News                                Fall 2017

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Foundations of Research                                        Summer 2016; 2017

Upward Bound

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Information Literacy                                         Spring 2012; Fall 2013

ASA College, New York, NY

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Masters Level:

Research Methods                                                Spring 2019

School of Information Studies,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Information Retrieval                                        Fall 2018

School of Information Studies,

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

AWARDS, HONORS, AND GRANTS


Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award                        2018        

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

WeLead Protégé                                                2015-2016

Wisconsin Library Association

Beta Phi Mu                                                        2012

LIS Honor Society

SERVICE


To University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

 

To Carroll University

 

To Beloit College Library

To Beloit College

 

 

To the Profession

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)