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Information Literacy in post-secondary and secondary education and in online learning; educational technology; inquiry-based learning
B.Music (Queen's); Cert.Ed. (London, UK); MA Musicology (Western); MLS (Western); PhD (Wales, UK)
Lee, E., Reed, B., & Laverty, C. (2012). Pre-service teachers’ knowledge of information literacy and their Perceptions of the school library program. Behavioral & Social Science Librarian, 31/1, 3-22.
Laverty, C. (2011).e-Learning wiki for librarians: An ideas playground.Created for CARL e-learning group and updated to include information on library preparation for the Ontario Quality Assurance Framework. http://library.queensu.ca/wiki/elearning/
Laverty, C & Fullerton, A. (2010). Knowledge Ontario: Funding cuts jeopardize worthy project. InsideOCULA, 42, 1-3.
Laverty, C. (2009). Our information literacy heritage: From evolution to revolution. Feliciter, Journal of the Canadian Library Association, 55/3, 88-91.
Laverty, C. Reed, B., and Kerr, R. (2009). [Video] The mystery of student inquiry. This is a 15- minute streamed video capturing the research process in a local high school classroom.
Laverty, C. (2008). Information Literacy by Design: An e-Learning Wiki for Librarians. International Federation of Library Associations Conference, Quebec, 10-14 August. Proceedings of the 74th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Quebec City, August 10-14.Peer-reviewed paper.
Laverty, C., Reed, B, & Lee, E. (2008). "The "I'm feeling lucky" syndrome: Teacher-candidates' knowledge of web searching". Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research Strategies, 3/1, 1-19.
Laverty, C. (2007). "The "I'm feeling lucky" syndrome: Teacher candidates web searching strategies". Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas, March 24-26. Peer-reviewed paper.
Laverty, C. (2007). "Connecting librarians to forge information literacy partnerships: The case of a teacher-librarian/university team in Ontario, Canada". International Association of School Libraries Newsletter, 35/3: 9-10.
Laverty, C. and Reed, B. (2006). "Inspired Teachers: Providing a classroom context for information literacy theory and practice". In Cooper, T. & Doug Cook, Teaching information literacy skills to education and social sciences students and practitioners: A second casebook of applications. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Laverty, C. & Stockley, D. (2006). "The Role of the librarian in promoting new models for course design". Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2/4: 41-55.
Laverty, C. (2005). "Chapter 9: Finding and citing sources". In D. Rosenwasser, J. Stephen, and D. Babington, Writing analytically, (pp.199 - 217). Toronto: Nelson.
Laverty, C. (2005). "Educational technology: Harnessing new tools to support information literacy". In P. Genoni & G. Walton (Eds.), Continuing Professional Development - Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: A Voyage of Discover. Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions, August 10-13, (pp.83-89). Munich: K.G. Saur.
Laverty, C. et al. (2003). "Enhancing the classroom experience with learning technology teams". EDUCAUSE Quarterly 26/3, 19-25.
Laverty, C., & Burton, M. (2003). "Building a learning culture for the common good". Reference Librarian, 83/84, 71-81. Also co-published simultaneously in Cooperative Reference: Social Interaction in the Workplace, Ed. C.H. Mabry, Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2003.
Laverty, C. (2002). "The Challenges of information seeking: How children engage in library work". In L.C. Howarth, C. Cronin, & A.T. Slawek (Eds.), Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, May 30 - June 1, (pp.166-180). Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies.
Peer Mentor for the inaugural Librarian’s Research Institute, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Windsor, Ontario, June 10-15, 2012.
Speaker with Nasser Saleh. “Information literacy within a quality assurance framework.” Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 1-4, 2012.
Speaker. “Metacognition as information fluency: Engaging new habits of mind to better direct search behaviour.” Information Fluency Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, March 9-11, 2011.
Speaker with Elizabeth Lee: Methods for Deepening Inquiry in the Secondary School Classroom Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), its Affiliates and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education (OADE) conference, April 30 - May 1, 2010.
Speaker with Mark Swartz: New Tools and Technologies for inquiry Learning; Teacher Candidates conference, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, April 13, 2010.
Laverty, C. How academic librarians support learning in higher education now and in the future. Annual Academic Librarian's Conference to Mexico City, October 29-30, 2009. Invited presentation.
Laverty, C. Focus on Foundations: Bringing Information Literacy to an Online Faculty Development Program. Library Orientation Exchange Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 30-May 1, 2009.
Laverty, C. Keynote Speaker. Renewing our Role as Educators in Physical and Virtual Classrooms. Western New York Branch of ACRL. Annual Conference. East Aurora, New York. November 6-7, 2009.
Laverty, C. Webinar Presentation for the Education Institute, Ontario Libraries. e-Learning for Librarians. Overview of Wiki on the topic. Attended by 22 universities, 2009. http://library.queensu.ca/wiki/elearning/
Laverty, C. "Information literacy: Evolution of an idea from basic skills to the freedom to learn," Workshop on Instruction in Library Use Annual Conference, Kelowna, B.C. University of British Columbia, Okanagan, May 16-18, 2008.
Laverty, C. and Lee, E. . "Researching your practice: The scholarship of teaching." Workshop on Instruction in Library Use Annual Conference, Kelowna, B.C. University of British Columbia, Okanagan, May 16-18, 2008.
Laverty, C. (2008). The evolution of information literacy. Ontario Council for University Libraries Annual Workshop and Dinner. October 24, 2008. Kingston, Queen's University.
Conference paper. "Information literacy: Evolution of a concept from basic skills to the freedom to learn."
Speaker with Elizabeth Lee. "Researching your practice: The scholarship of teaching. Workshop on Instruction in Library Use", Kelowna, B.C., May 14-16, 2008.
Conference paper. "An e-learning wiki for librarians". International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference, Quebec City, August 11-15, 2008.
Conference Paper with Elizabeth Lee and Brenda Reed. "Student-teachers and the school library: What they know and what they want", Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 1-4, 2006.
Conference Paper. "Educational technology: Harnessing new tools to support information literacy", Continuing Professional Development - Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: A Voyage of Discover. International Federation of Library Associations Conference, Oslo, Norway, August 5-8, 2005.
Conference Paper with Melody Burton and Anne Fullerton "Learning Commons: People First, Machines Second", Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, February 2-5, 2005.
Presenter. "RACER Diary: Interlibrary Loans Initiative at Queen's Library", Ontario Council of University Libraries Forum, Toronto, December 7-8, 2004.
Conference Paper. "The Role of the Librarian in Learning Object Design", presentation of a joint paper was given by Denise Stockley, MERLOT International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 5-8, 2003.
Speaker. Invited presentation on "Canadian perspectives on information literacy", American College and Research Libraries & Canadian Library Association Joint Conference, Metro-Toronto Convention Centre, June 19-25, 2003.
Co-Speaker with Denise Stockley. "The support of librarians in online course development: Why you shouldn't develop without one", McGraw-Hill Ryerson: Teaching, Technology and Learning Conference. Active Learning: Connect, Engage and Integrate, Ryerson University, Toronto. November 24 -25, 2003.
Co-Speaker with Denise Stockley and Scott Mclaren. "Online teaching technologies and learning outcomes," Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Metro-Toronto Convention Centre, January 29 - February 1, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (one day) "Life-savers for large classes: Jeopardy, jigsaws, and jpegs". Queen's University, June 26, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (3 days) "Building learning communities in large classes". Spring Symposium for Faculty at Queen's, April 14-16, 2003.
Workshop Presenter at the Queen's Cross-Faculty Teaching Forum. "Assessing student learning, Cross-Faculty Teaching Forum - The Double Cohort: Teaching Students more Effectively", Queen's University, April 17, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (4 days) Spring Institute for faculty: Enhancing the Learning Environment, June 3 - 6, 2002. "Planning and delivery on use of educational technology including sessions on information literacy, plagiarism, designing research assignments, copyright, using PowerPoint, etc."
Speaker. "Educational technology: A new niche for instruction librarians," Workshop on Library Instruction, River Run: Trends in Library Instruction, University of New Brunswick, May 13-15, 2002.
Speaker. "The challenges of information seeking: How children engage in library work," Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science, University of Toronto, May 30 - June 1, 2002.
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter. (4 days) International Baccalaureate Librarian's Conference, Singapore, November 28-30, 2000. Speech: "The Changing Role of IB Librarians in the Age of Technology". Sessions included the changing role of librarians, techniques for searching the Web (search engines, strategies, evaluation techniques), resource-based learning, designing Web assignments, creation of Web-based library instruction, advanced website design, and using PowerPoint in teaching.
Workshop Presenter. Teaching with PowerPoint, Li Po Chun United World College, Hong Kong, November 26, 2000.
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter. (3 days) International Baccalaureate Librarian's Conference, Amsterdam, November 28-30, 1998. Speech: "The Web, Resource-Based Learning, and the Role of the International Baccalaureate Library". Sessions included the changing role of IB librarians, techniques for searching the web (search engines, strategies, evaluation techniques), resource-based learning, designing Web assignments, creation of Web-based library instruction, advanced Web design, and using PowerPoint in teaching.
Canadian Library Association
Ontario Library Association
American Library Association
Member. Teaching & Learning Working Group, Queen's Library (2011-) Member. OCUL Quality Assurance and Learning Outcomes Working Group (2012-) Chair. Faculty of Education Strategic Planning Committee (2010-) Member. STLHE Program Planning Committee (2013) OCULA Councillor-at-Large. (2010-2012)
Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Curriculum Design, Inquiry-based learning, Assessment of Information Literacy learning outcomes
Last Updated: 22 January 2013