Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor | Director of Online Student Engagement
226 Hinds Hall
Phone: 315.443.6889
moakleaf@syr.edu
Megan Oakleaf
Overview

Visit Megan’s website at meganoakleaf.info.

Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University where she teaches “Reference and Information Literacy Services” and “Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services.”  Her research interests include library value and impact, outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, information services, and digital librarianship.  She is the author of the Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Report and Review and Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit.  She also serves on the faculty of the ACRL Immersion Program. Megan has presented at numerous conferences, including ALA, ACRL, AAC&U, and AALHE National Conferences, ARL Library Assessment Conferences, the IUPUI Assessment Institute, the NCSU Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, the Texas A&M Assessment Conference, and EDUCAUSE. Megan won the 2011 Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award, was named to the LIRT Top 20 Instruction Articles four times, was included on the 2010 Reference Research Review List, and was awarded “Best Paper” at the 2007 EBLIP Conference.  She has published articles in JASISTCollege & Research LibrariesJournal of DocumentationCommunications in Information LiteracyLibrary Quarterly, and Portal, among other journals.  Megan also has a recurring column on library assessment in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and serves on the editorial boards of Library and Information Science ResearchLibrary Quarterly, and Journal of Academic Librarianship.

Previously, Megan was the Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at North Carolina State University.  In this role, she designed, implemented, coordinated, and assessed the library instruction program; she also trained fellow librarians in instructional theory and methods.  Megan completed her dissertation entitled, “Assessing Information Literacy Skills: A Rubric Approach,” at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   She earned her MLS from Kent State University and also holds a BA in English and Spanish and a BS in English Education and Spanish Education from Miami University.  Prior to a career in librarianship, Megan taught language arts and advanced composition in Ohio public schools, grades 8-12.

Research

Megan’s research interests include library value and impact, outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, information services, and digital librarianship. For current publications and presentations, please visit www.meganoakleaf.info.

Teaching
Megan is the professor of record for core courses entitled “Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services” and “Reference and Information Literacy Services.”  She also teaches electives such as “Academic Library Value” and “Advanced Library Management.”