EAMON C. TEWELL

Brooklyn, NY 11218

EamonT@gmail.com  |  303.579.5506

EDUCATION

M.A. Media Arts, 2016

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

 

M.S. Library and Information Science, 2008

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

B.A. English, 2006

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

EMPLOYMENT

Head of Research Support and Outreach

Columbia University, Science, Engineering & Social Science Libraries, New York, NY

2019—present

Reference & Instruction Librarian                

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2013—2018

Reference Librarian

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2011—2013

Senior Library Assistant

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2009—2011

Access Services Intern                

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

2008—2009

PUBLICATIONS

“Reframing Reference for Marginalized Students: A Participatory Visual Study.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 58, no. 3 (2019) [Forthcoming]

Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis. Co-edited with Kate Adler and Ian Beilin. Library Juice Press, 2018.

“The Practice and Promise of Critical Information Literacy: Academic Librarians’ Involvement in Critical Library Instruction.” College & Research Libraries 79, no. 1 (2018): 10-34.

“Learning about Student Research Practices through an Ethnographic Investigation: Insights into Contact with Librarians and Use of Library Space.” With Kimberly Mullins, Natasha Tomlin, and Valeda Dent. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 12, no. 4 (2017): 78-101.

“In Their Own Voices: An Ethnographic Perspective on Student Use of Library Information Sources.” With Natasha Tomlin, Kimberly Mullins, and Valeda Dent. Journal of Library Administration 57, no. 6 (2017): 631-650.

“Teaching and Un-Teaching Source Evaluation: Questioning Authority in Information Literacy Instruction.” With Katelyn Angell. Communications in Information Literacy 11, no. 1 (2017): 95-121.

“Where Students Start, and What They Do When They Get Stuck: A Qualitative Inquiry into Academic Information-Seeking and Help-Seeking Practices.” With Susan Thomas and Gloria Willson. Journal of Academic Librarianship 43, no. 3 (2017): 224-231.

 

“Resistant Spectatorship and Critical Information Literacy: Strategies for Oppositional Readings.” Information Research 22, no. 1 (2017).

“Putting Critical Information Literacy into Context: How and Why Librarians Adopt Critical Practices in their Teaching.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe (2016).

 

“Towards the Resistant Reading of Information: Google, Resistant Spectatorship, and Critical Information Literacy.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 16, no. 2 (2016): 289-310.

 

“A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature.” Communications in Information Literacy 9, no. 1 (2015): 24-43.

“The Amazing Library Race: Tracking Student Engagement and Learning Comprehension in Library Orientations.” With Katherine Boss and Katelyn Angell. Journal of Information Literacy 9, no. 1 (2015): 4-14.

“Far from a Trivial Pursuit: Assessing the Effectiveness of Games in Information Literacy Instruction.” With Katelyn Angell. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 10, no. 1 (2015): 20-33.

“Tying Television Comedies to Information Literacy: A Mixed-Methods Investigation.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 40, no. 2 (2014): 134-141.

“Employment Opportunities for New Academic Librarians: Assessing the Availability of Entry Level Jobs.”
portal: Libraries and the Academy 12, no. 4 (2012): 407-423.

PRESENTATIONS

“Reframing Reference Services for Marginalized Students: A Participatory Visual Study.” Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Biennial Conference, April 13, 2019, Cleveland, OH.

“Situating the Self: Teacher-Librarian Narratives Within and Beyond Institutional Spaces.” With Nimisha Bhat, Brittany Fiedler, Rachel Gammons, and Michele Santamaria. ACRL Biennial Conference, April 11, 2019, Cleveland, OH.

“From Value to Values: Information Literacy, Capitalism, and Resistance.” With Nora Almeida, Romel Espinel, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. ACRL Biennial Conference, April 12, 2019, Cleveland, OH.

“Reframing Reference through Participatory Visual Methods.” American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, 24th Reference Research Forum, June 23, 2018, New Orleans, LA.

“Beyond Resilience: Crafting a Caring Organization.” Session moderator. With Chris Bourg, Fobazi Ettarh, Derrick Jefferson, and Karen Schneider. ALA Annual Conference, ACRL President’s Program, June 23, 2018, New Orleans, LA.

“The Problem with Grit: Dismantling Deficit Models in Information Literacy Instruction.” Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Annual Conference, May 4, 2018, Houston, TX.

“Questioning What’s Given, for a Better Librarianship.” Keynote presentation. Virginia Library Association College and Research Libraries Chapter (VLACRL) Spring Program, April 12, 2018, Williamsburg, VA.

“Reproducing and Resisting Capitalism through Information Literacy.” With Nora Almeida, Romel Espinel, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Libraries in the Context of Capitalism Symposium, February 2, 2018.

“Learning about Student Research Practices through an Ethnographic Investigation.” With Natasha Tomlin and Kimberly Mullins. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Biennial Conference, June 19, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.

“Critical Library Practice and Higher Education: Locating Spaces of Agency and Resistance.” With Sofia Leung and Vani Natarajan. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Annual Conference, June 1, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.

“Invisible Barriers and Subversive Practice: Critical Librarianship in Higher Education.” With Veronica Arellano Douglas, Joanna Gadsby, Sofia Leung, and Angela Pashia. Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference, May 22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.

“Academic Libraries and the False Promises of Resiliency.” With Jacob Berg and Angela Galvan. Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium, May 14, 2017, New York, NY.

“Resilience, Grit, and Other Lies: Academic Libraries and the Myth of Resiliency.” With Angela Galvan and Jacob Berg. Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Biennial Conference, March 23, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

“Asking, Listening, and Observing: Learning about Student Research through Ethnography.” With Natasha Tomlin and Kimberly Mullins. ACRL Biennial Conference, March 24, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

“Charting the Unknown through Qualitative Research: Becoming a Practitioner-Researcher.” With Frans Albarillo, Lee Ann Fullington, and Brandon West. ACRL Biennial Conference, March 24, 2017.

“Resistant Spectatorship and Critical Information Literacy: Strategies for Oppositional Readings.” Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) Triennial Conference, June 28, 2016, Uppsala, Sweden.

“The Practice and Promise of Critical Information Literacy in Library Instruction.” Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Annual Conference, May 6, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Teaching and Un-Teaching Authority: Evaluating Sources in the Critical Library Classroom.” With Katelyn Angell. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), March 22, 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

“Elevating Source Evaluation: Teaching and Un-Teaching Authority in the Critical Library Classroom.” With Katelyn Angell. LOEX Annual Conference, May 2, 2015, Denver, CO.

“The Amazing Library Race: Brewing Active Learning and Assessment in Library Orientations.” With Katy Boss and Kate Angell. Poster presentation, ACRL Biennial Conference, March 27, 2015, Portland, OR.

“A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Using Popular Media to Teach Information Literacy Concepts.” Poster presentation, Library Assessment Biennial Conference, August 4, 2014, Seattle, WA.

“They’re Fun, But Are They Sustainable? Assessing Games-Based Learning in Instruction.” With Katelyn Angell. Library Instruction West Biennial Conference, July 25, 2014, Portland, OR.

TEACHING

Long Island University Brooklyn, Sept. 2013—Dec. 2018

Provided customized class-specific instruction for approximately 60 classes per academic year.

Guest Lecturer for Queens College GSLIS program, 791 Independent Study: Searching + Self: Google, Information and the Individual. Nov. 26, 2018.

Guest Lecturer for University of Washington MLIS program, LIS 580: Management of Information Organizations. Nov. 4, 2017, and Nov. 10, 2016.

Sarah Lawrence College, Oct. 2011—Aug. 2013

Created and delivered up to two dozen course-specific instruction sessions per semester.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

American Library Association

                

Association of College & Research Libraries

ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee, 2017—2019

ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee, 2018—2019

ACRL 2017 Invited Speakers Committee, 2015—2017

ACRL 2017 Conference Innovations Committee, 2015—2017

ACRL Arts Section

2015 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2013—2015

Publications and Research Committee, 2009—2011

2010 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2008—2010

        

ACRL College Libraries Section

Communications Committee, 2010—2012

ACRL Instruction Section

Membership Committee, 2014—2016

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

2018 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2017—2019

Library Instruction Round Table

Transition to College Committee, 2015—2017

Top 20 Committee, 2009—2011

Progressive Librarians Guild

Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize Committee, 2016—present

Association of College & Research Libraries, New York Chapter

 

Executive Board, Member-at-Large, 2016—present

Annual Symposium Planning Committee, 2012—present

Mentor, ACRL/NY Mentoring Program, 2014—present

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018 Top 20 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, ALA. For “Teaching and Un-Teaching Source Evaluation: Questioning Authority in Information Literacy Instruction,” co-authored with Katelyn Angell, selected as one of the 20 best library instruction articles published the previous year.

2017 Top 20 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, ALA. For “Putting Critical Information Literacy into Context: How and Why Librarians Adopt Critical Practices in Their Teaching.”

2016 Best Article of the Year Award, portal: Libraries and the Academy. For “Toward the Resistant Reading of Information: Google, Resistant Spectatorship, and Critical Information Literacy,” selected as the best article to appear in the journal during this year.

2016 Top 20 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, ALA. For “A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature.”

2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Round Table, ALA. For “Far from a Trivial Pursuit: Assessing the Effectiveness of Games in Information Literacy Instruction,” co-authored with Katelyn Angell.

Participated in the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, a competitive application two-week intensive course in research methodologies for librarianship, 2015.

2015 Top 20 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, ALA. For “Tying Television Comedies to Information Literacy: A Mixed Methods Investigation.”

2014 Top 20 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, ALA. For “Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students,” co-authored with Kate Angell.

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, New Members Round Table, ALA. $1000 awarded to support attendance at the ALA Annual Conference, 2011.