Speakers Topics: Community College Librarianship, Faculty Collaboration, First Year Experience, Formative Performance Assessment, Information Literacy, Leading from Where You Are, Peer Coaching, Student Development, Teaching Performance Skills
Reference Librarian - Portland Community College
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990
Will travel: Yes
Charges fee: never
Speaker's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker's Bio/Recent Trainings
Portland Community College Library, Oregon, Reference Librarian, 1996-
Nearly a Pacific Northwest native, Pam was born in Bozeman Montana and grew up in Federal Way, Washington. She worked for ten years as a Public Services Librarian at Danville Area Community College in central Illinois, and has continued her career as a Reference Librarian at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, since 1996.
She is a founding member of the Teaching Learning Center at the Rock Creek campus, Portland Community College, which provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
Pursuant to her deep interest in teaching excellence, Pam attended the inaugural Institute for Information Literacy Immersion (Plattsburg, 1999) and the Intentional Teacher Immersion (Chevy Chase, MD 2006). She has served on the collegewide Curriculum subcommittee since 2001.
She holds memberships in the American Library Association (ACRL,EBSS, IS, LIRT); Oregon Library Association; and the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).
Pam aspires to leadership-by-example, mentoring, and formative assessment. She participated in both the National Institute for Leadership Development, LEADERS (January 2004) and the Oregon Institute for Leadership Development (June 2003).
She has done conference workshops and presentations for various professional groups, including the Oregon Library Association, LOEX, and most recently, the National Council on Student Development.
"Make It More Than 'Just' 50 Minutes: Improving Instruction Through Peer Mentoring," Reflective Teaching, A Bridge to Learning : papers presented at the Thirty-first LOEX Library Instruction Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, May 8-9 2003. Pierian Press
"INFOTECH -- WebWatch -- Innumeracy," Library Journal. March 1 2002. Vol. 127 Issue 3, p. 32-36. Reviewed 19 mathematics websites.
"Librarians Connect," National Council on Student Development Conference, Englewood, Colorado. 2 hour workshop. October 22-25 2009
"Another Set of Eyes: Peer Coaching Encourages Innovative Teaching,” LOEX Conference, Ypsilanti, Michigan. 1 hour workshop. With Elizabeth Hutchins, St. Olaf College, Minnesota. May 7 2004
“Astute Observers: Librarian Teaching Mentors,” Oregon Library Association Conference, Eugene. 1 hour workshop. April 15 2004
“Improving Teaching Through Peer Coaching and Mentoring,” Oregon Library Instruction Round Table. University of Portland. Three hour workshop. With Dale Vidmar (Library Instruction Coordinator/Education and Communications Librarian, Southern Oregon University). December 11 2003
“Make It More Than 'Just' 50 Minutes: Improving Instruction Through Peer Mentoring,”
LOEX Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. 1.5 hour workshop. May 9 2003