Megan Oakleaf

Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor | Director of Instructional Quality

326 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-6889

moakleaf@syr.edu

http://meganoakleaf.info/

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 JASIST, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Documentation, Communications in Information Literacy, Library 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 Research, Library 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."

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST605 M801 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Spring 2017 IST613 M800 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2017 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2016 IST613 M800 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2016 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST605 M001 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2014 IST605 M801 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2014 IST101 M004 Freshman Forum
Fall 2014 IST717 M800 Adv Library Management
Spring 2015 IST613 M800 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2015 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2015 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST662 M001 Instr Strgt & Tech/Info Profs
Spring 2014 IST613 M800 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2014 IST600 M801 Acad Libs: Value, Impact & ROI
Spring 2014 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST605 M002 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2012 IST605 M802 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Fall 2011 IST605 M802 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Spring 2012 IST613 M800 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2012 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST605 M802 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Spring 2011 IST613 M801 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST605 M002 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2009 IST605 M003 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2009 IST605 M004 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST605 M003 Reference& Info Literacy Svces
Fall 2008 IST662 M001 Instr Strgt & Tech/Info Profs
Spring 2009 IST613 M001 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2009 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2007 IST613 M001 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2008 IST613 M001 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Spring 2008 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST605 M001 Info Resources:Users & Srvces
Fall 2006 IST605 M002 Info Resources:Users & Srvces
Spring 2007 IST613 M001 Library Systems and Processes