Vita

LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

Reference & Instruction Librarian
Carroll University, Todd Wehr Memorial Library
Waukesha, Wisconsin
1/2014-Present

Manage and provide in-person and online research assistance. Coordinate, evaluate, and assess the information literacy program. Teach information literacy sessions to first-year core courses, subject-specific courses, and graduate courses. Responsible for Information Commons and Library Classroom, including developing policies and procedures, collecting statistics, and maintaining physical space. Supervise, train, and evaluate the Library Evening/Weekend Supervisors and the Information Commons/Classroom Manager. Responsible for collection development for the following areas: reference, education, children’s literature, music, psychology, and diversity. Liaison to the education, graduate education, music, and psychology programs. In an interim capacity: maintain and edit library website, digitize student projects/theses in ContentDM, and design library marketing graphics.

Instruction & Reference Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1/2011-12/2013

Coordinated and evaluated information literacy program. Served as lead instructor for the information literacy program. Embedded into online courses to provide library services. Updated and maintained LibGuides product and instruction web pages. Served as the library’s liaison to the Adult Degree program. Provided research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Responsible for library news blog and social media applications. Rank: Promoted from Associate Academic Librarian to Academic Librarian.

Information Literacy Librarian/Reference Coordinator
Southern New Hampshire University, Shapiro Library
Manchester, New Hampshire
7/2010-1/2011

Coordinated and managed all aspects of the library’s information literacy initiatives and reference services. Supervised, trained, and evaluated part-time reference librarians. Taught information literacy sessions to core curriculum courses and upper-division subject-specific courses. Provided research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Served as the library’s liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences and responsible for collection development in those areas. Rank: Assistant Professor.

Educational Technology Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian
Millikin University, Staley Library
Decatur, Illinois
1/2008-6/2010

Coordinated educational technology services, training and support at the university-wide level (e.g., Moodle, Turnitin, LiveText, Zotero, clicker technology). Provided research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Taught information literacy sessions to first-year writing classes and subject-specific courses. Updated, edited and revised the library’s website. Responsible for collection development for the communication, criminal justice, English, and modern languages collections. Collaborated in long and short-range planning and overall management of the library’s services and operations. Rank: Assistant Professor.

Library Instruction Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian
Millikin University, Staley Library
Decatur, Illinois
7/2005-1/2008

Coordinated the library’s information literacy program. Taught information literacy sessions to first-year writing classes and subject-specific courses. Provided research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Updated, edited and revised the library’s website. Responsible for collection development for the communication, criminal justice, English, and philosophy/religion collections. Previously selected for business, mathematics & computer science, and physics & astronomy. Collaborated in long and short-range planning and overall management of the library’s services and operations. Rank: Assistant Professor.

Coordinator of Library Instruction & Reference Librarian
Sam Houston State University, Newton Gresham Library
Huntsville, Texas
8/2004-6/2005

In charge of planning the library’s information literacy program and outreach efforts. Taught information literacy sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses. Provided research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Managed the library’s virtual reference services. Responsible for collection development for the history and mathematics collections. Rank: Promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor.

Reference Librarian
Sam Houston State University, Newton Gresham Library
Huntsville, Texas
2/2003-8/2004

Provided research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. Taught information literacy sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses. Managed the library’s virtual reference services. Responsible for collection development for the history and mathematics collections. Rank: Instructor.

Archives/Technical Services Assistant
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
Bloomington, Indiana
11/2001-12/2002

Processed archival collections and prepared finding aids. Created bibliographic records for books.

Reference Assistant
Indiana University, IUB Libraries
Bloomington, Indiana
8/2001-12/2002

Provided research assistance at the Education Library, Walden University Summer Session, and the Undergraduate Library.

Collection Development Student Assistant
Ball State University, University Libraries
Muncie, Indiana
4/1998-5/2001

Inputted book orders. Compiled monthly list of gift donations and issued acknowledgments to donors.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Lecturer, Information Science 410: Advanced Information Problems
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Spring 2013

Course Description: The course examines the nature of information problems from a variety of perspectives: technology, business, communication, government, and society. Students will receive practice in solving information problems and documenting skills for external audiences. 3 credits. [Course Syllabus]

Instructor, English 382: Podcast Publishing
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
Fall 2008

Course Description: With over 200 million iPods and MP3 players sold since 2001, podcasts present themselves as a convenient, informative, and often entertaining medium for delivering content. This hands-on course will introduce students to the use of podcasting as a publishing tool. Conducted in a workshop-style format, students will produce varying forms of podcasts from audio to video. A culminating project involves pairing students with a client on campus, or in the community, to produce and publish podcasting content. 1 credit. [Course Syllabus]

Instructor, English 160: The College Experience through Film
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
Spring 2008

Course Description: As a second-semester freshman with growing college familiarity you will be provided with the opportunity to view and analyze college life as portrayed in film while examining your own experiences through in-class discussions, online response postings, and written reflection. Five themes/films will be discussed: Choosing College, Lifestyle and Activities, Student Identity, Diversity, and Teaching and Learning. 1 credit. [Course Syllabus]

Instructor, Library Science 130: Information Access Strategies
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
Fall 2004, Spring 2005

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of information access, search, retrieval and transfer. Emphasis will be placed upon the basic tools and skills of library research as well as technologies which facilitate access to information. The course will include an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, e-mail, web design and the Internet. 3 credits. [Course Syllabus]

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Educational Technologist (quarter-time position)
Millikin University, Office of Teaching & Learning
Decatur, Illinois
7/2006-1/2008

Worked in collaboration with the Dean of Teaching and Learning to develop and facilitate faculty development workshops and presentations relating to educational technology. Provided university-wide support and training to faculty and students with the university’s virtual learning resources (e.g., Moodle, Turnitin, LiveText). Researched and investigated the latest trends and developments in software and hardware used for higher education.

EDUCATION

Master of Education
Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 2017
Capstone Project: “Making Sense of Makerspaces: Academic Library Staff Response to a Makerspace.”

Master of Library Science 
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2002

Bachelor of Arts
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2001
Major: History; Minors: Anthropology, Political Science

SKILLS

  • Computer Applications: PC, Mac, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, RefWorks, Zotero.
  • Web Development: HTML, XHTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress.
  • Instructional Devices: Blackboard, D2L, Moodle, Turnitin.
  • Multimedia Development: Captivate, GarageBand, iMovie.
  • Library Systems: Sierra.

PUBLICATIONS, WEB CREATIONS & MEDIA

Peer Reviewed Papers:

Articles:

  • Hardenbrook, Joe. (2015, April 15). “Connecting What Students Use to Library Research.” Strategic Library, pp. 14-15.
  • Hardenbrook, Joe. (2013, August 5). “28 Lego Librarians.” The Huffington Post.

Reviews:

Web Creations & Media:

PRESENTATIONS

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SERVICE

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University/Local:

  • Chaperone for Travel Writing course to Florence, Italy. Carroll University. 2017.
  • General Education Committee, Library Resource Representative. Carroll University. 2014-present.
  • Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee, Member. Todd Wehr Memorial Library, Carroll University. 2017.
  • Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, Chair. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 2012-2013.
  • Public Services Working Group, Member. Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 2011-2013.
  • Marketing Committee, Member. Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 2011-3013.
  • National History Day, Judge/Volunteer. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 2011-2013.
  • Resource Sharing Librarian Search Committee, Member. Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 2011.
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee, Member. Millikin University. 2006-2010.
  • Undergraduate Fellows Proposal Review Team, Member. Millikin University. 2006-2010.
  • Electronic Resources/Technical Services Librarian Search Committee, Member. Staley Library, Millikin University. 2008.
  • First-Year Experience Team, Member. Millikin University. 2007-2008.
  • University Webmaster Search Committee, Member. Millikin University. 2007.
  • Academic Council, Member. Millikin University. 2006-2007.
  • Continuing Education Services Librarian Search Committee, Member. Staley Library, Millikin University. 2006.
  • Parking Appeals Committee, Member. Sam Houston State University. 2004-2005.
  • Reference Librarian Search Committee, Member. Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University. 2004.
  • Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee, Member. Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University. 2004.
  • Texas Academic Challenge Championship, Judge. Sam Houston State University. 2003-2005.