Additional Positions at AUAssociate Director, Research, Teaching, and Learning
Subject Advisor, Art History
- Melissa Becher is a Reference/Instruction Librarian and Associate Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning at AU Library. She provides research assistance and information literacy insturctionto the AU community. She implements new web-based library services and plays a role in improving user interfaces to the the library's reseach systems. Melissa is on sabbatical for the Fall 2013 semester.
DegreesMaster of Science, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Spot on Campus:AU Library Reference Desk
Book Currently Reading:Our Tempestuous Day: a History of Regency England, by Carolly Erickson
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Beta Phi Mu
- Phi Beta Kappa
Becher, Melissa, "Instruction Coordinators and Higher Education Accreditation," Journal of Academic Librarianship, Published online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133313000578
Becher, Melissa and Kari Schmidt, "Taking Discovery Systems for a Test Drive," Journal of Web Librarianship 5 (3): 199-219.
Area of Expertise: library science, Web services, information literacy, assessment
Additional Information: Melissa Becher is associate director of Research, Teaching, and Learning at American University Library. In addition to assisting students and faculty with their research, she implements Web-based library services. Becher is the coauthor of "Taking Discovery Systems for a Test Drive," to be published in the Journal of Web Librarianship in late 2011.
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