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 insturction to 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.
DegreesMaster of Science, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Spot on Campus:AU Library Research Assistance Desk
Book Currently Reading:Titian: His Life, by Sheila Hale
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Beta Phi Mu
- Phi Beta Kappa
Becher, Melissa, "Factors Impacting Library Visibility on Academic Institution Home Pages," Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (5): 621-628. http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Rt57MYb61gji
Becher, Melissa, "Instruction Coordinators and Higher Education Accreditation," Journal of Academic Librarianship 39 (6): 573-581. 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.
Becher, Melissa and Janice Flug, "Using Student Focus Groups to Inform Library Planning and Marketing," College and Undergraduate Libraries 12 (1/2): 1-18.
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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