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Carolyn Caffrey

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Carolyn Caffrey
2nd floor LIB South 2037M
(310) 243-3072
Information Literacy Coordinator, Associate Librarian
NBS Social Sciences Librarian

As the librarian for social and behavioral sciences within CNBS I provide research assistance on all parts of the research process including accessing psychological tests and measures, finding scholarly articles, and APA citation. I partner with faculty on integrating information literacy across the curriculum and designing in-person lessons and online tutorials for specific courses. I also curate collections for my liaison areas and can provide support with the scholarly publication process. As the information literacy coordinator, I lead the library's information literacy program including our LIB 151 course and assessment.

MLS, Indiana University, 2011
BA Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2009

Select Publications
with Galoozis, E., & Halpern, R. (Eds.) (July 2020). Hidden architectures of information literacy programs: Structures, practices, and contexts. ACRL.

Clarke, M. & Caffrey, C. (2020). No-show at the reference desk: Perceptions of appointments. Reference Services Review, 48(2), 319-332.

(2019). Teaching algorithmic bias in a credit-bearing course. International Information & Library Review, 51(4). 321-327.

Caffrey, C. & Galoozis, E. (2018). False narratives of generational difference in academic libraries: Towards an intersectional approach. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 88(2), 177-192.

Caffrey, C., & Gardner, G.J. (2017). Fast and furious (at publishers): The motivations behind crowdsourced research sharing. College and Research Libraries, 78(2), 131-149.

with Halpern, R. (2016). At odds with assessment: Being a critical educator within the academy. In N. Pagowsky & K. McElroy (Eds.), Critical library pedagogy handbook vol. 1 (pp. 41-53). ACRL.

with White-Farnham, J. (2014). “She has a vocabulary I just don’t have”: Faculty culture and information literacy collaboration. Collaborative Librarianship, 5(4), 235–242.

LIB 151: Fundamentals of Information Literacy
UNV 101: Hackers, Pirates, and Robots - Finding and Using Information in the Digital Age

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