- Dale Vidmar
505 Poplar Place
- To continue
in a position as a Library Instruction Coordinator/Electronic Resources Reference
Librarian in an academic institution concentrating on and committed to library
instruction and the exploration and development of the Internet, networking,
online, full-text, and CD-ROM sources, print resources, and outreach programs
that allow me to combine my advanced degrees in library and information science,
education, and English as well as my interpersonal skills and my abilities
in writing and editing.
Instruction Coordinator/Education, Communication, Health & Physical Education
Librarian - 9/96 to present
Oregon University Library
Assistant - 9/95 - 9/96
of Library and Information Science
and develop Library Instruction/Information Literacy program for pilot Core
Freshman Colloquium curriculum.
and maintain the Library
Instruction/Information Literacy online web instruction program for
the University Colloquium at Southern
and maintain the Library
Instruction/Information Literacy Resources to support upper and lower
reference and informational assistance to students, faculty, and community
and further develop Southern
Oregon University Library's web site.
and assist in the coordination and supervision of electronic resources--including
selection and maintenance of Library workstations and Web site menus, FirstSearch,
IAC databases, and other electronic databases.
on the Committee on Electronic
Resources (CER) to evaluate consortium database trials and group purchases
listed on the University
Library's Trial Databases (TFER) web site.
and teach a faculty development workshops on Incorporating Information
and Internet Resources into the Classroom.
and teach an Internet
Research and Web Design class for students.
and maintain the Internet
Searching Tools web site.
instruction in information literacy and library use for education, communications,
health and physical education, writing, and the Core
and prepare materials for Internet training and instruction.
Northwest Conference Coordianator Committee (1996 - present): Conference
Coordinator for Online Northwest 99 and Online Northwest 2000; Assistant
Coordinator for Online Northwest 2001.
- Serve as
Departmental Liaison to the Education Department, Communications Department,
and Health and Physical Education Department.
and develop library resources in support of Distance Education and Extended
the Extended Campus
Programs - Library Services web site.
and implement hardware and software solutions for maintaining and developing
electronic resources in reference services.
user interfaces for public terminals.
and evaluate collection development in education, communications, medical
reference, children's literature/textbooks/curriculum guides, CD-ROMs, electronic
resources, and multimedia.
- Edit and
News from the Southern Oregon University Library--now
for the Enhancing Teaching by Improving Learning with Technology (eTILT)
Center for Teaching and Learning Initiative for SOU faculty
Librarian Practicum - 5/96 - 8/96
of Akron Libraries
Jeff Franks - Head of Reference and Joe LaRose - Project Coordinator
- SLIS Computer
Classroom and Lab Monitor - Assisted in the maintenance and supervision
of operations of IBM/PC and Macintosh network systems.
Assistant to Interim Director/Professor.
- 9/90 to 7/95
Assistant/Reference - 9/88 to 6/90
Oregon University Library
Connie Anderson - Reference Services Coordinator
and created a Library
Instruction World Wide Web Page concentrating on providing direction
and guidance for using resources both within and outside of the university
of Akron Libraries to students, faculty, and the community as a part of
a 150 hour practicum.
assistance in Reference at the Bierce Library.
Floor Layer/Commercial Representative - 6/86 to 8/95
Wood Floors, Inc.
Library Instruction Coordinator - Winter/Spring 1992 and Assistant Library
Instruction Coordinator. Employed 15 to 40 hours per week at Reference (term
by term contract) to provide direct reference and informational assistance
using the RogueLinx OPAC and ORBIS Union Catalog, CD-ROM databases, FirstSearch,
EPIC, Wilsonline, and print sources.
and assisted in the production of Library Instruction Videos:
the Nightmare of Research into a Dream - 1995
the SOSC Library - 1991.
instruction sessions for writing classes, international students, and some
upper division classes in Education and Business.
Editor and Assistant Editor of Library newsletter.
user guides for SilverPlatter, Wilson, Pro-Quest, and other CD-ROM databases.
and maintained spreadsheet program to compile and track Reference Statistics
using Lotus and QuattroPro.
1985-87 and 1989
commercial gymnasium wood flooring projects in Oregon and Northern California
from inception to completion.
and managed staff of 10 to 15 student assistants to produce an annual small
press literary publication including soliciting manuscripts, selecting literature,
laying out, editing, and proofreading for publication.
Master of Library Science - 1996
Studies Humanities (English/Education) - 1995
- Focus: Concentrated
program and research project on academic libraries and Library Instruction;
classes structured towards reference, online and CD-ROM databases, computer
technology, and systems development. Practicum at University of Akron Libraries
creating and designing an instructional World Wide Web site.
Graduate Assistant; Co-Chair ALA Student Chapter.
B.A. Education - 1987
- Focus: Concentrated
program in two disciplines English and Education to complete secondary education
requirements with emphasis on literature, writing, and educational theory.
Completed a contemporary fiction novel for creative thesis.
Graduate Assistant - Library Reference; Editor - West
- Focus: Concentrated
programs in secondary education, contemporary American and English literature,
and creative writing. Student teaching for two quarters in 10th and 11th grade
Editor - West Wind Review;
President - West Wind Review Student Organization; Writing Lab Practicum.
background includes two years at Kent State University - 1975-77; one year at
Cuyahoga Community College Metro. Cleveland,
Ohio - 1974-75.
- Adept at
many computer applications including Dreamweaver, Fireworks, WordPerfect,
PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Windows, and others. Designed and created WWW sites
using HTML and Web editing software. Have extensive experience with online
databases including EBSCO, OVID, SilverPlatter, WilsonWeb, ProQuest, LexisNexis,
and other applications. Functioned as co-administrator for FirstSearch and
"Faculty and Librarians - Colleagues in Education" Conference at Willamette
University. Taught by Evan Farber from Earlham College - February 28-29, 1992.
Reflect, Therefore I Become: Inspiring Reflective Teaching - presentation
that explores the personal experience of teaching through engaging in a variety
of reflective activities. The intention is to inspire a critical self-presence
in the classroom and to create the power and energy to fundamentally affect
those we teach. Delivered at the Lilly Conference
on College & University Teaching - West 2005 in Pomona, California
on March 19, 2005.
Peer Coaching: Crafting Collaborative Self-Assessment - presentation about
reflective peer coaching, a process designed to promote self-assessment and
collaboration for better teaching and ultimately better learning. Delivered
at the IBER International Teaching and Learning 2004 Conference in Las Vegas,
Nevada on October 6, 2004, Workshop
on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2004 Conference in Victoria, British
Columbia on June 15, 2004; LOEX
of the West 2004 Conference in Boise, Idaho on June 3, 2004; and LOEX
2003 National Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on May 10, 2003.
Good Responses Without the Workload in Discussion Forums - presentation
about how to encourage students to write more reflective, thoughtful responses
in an online discussion forums and assess the quality of their responses.
Delivered at the Lilly Conference on College
& University Teaching - West 2004 in Pomona, California on March 20,
Searching: A Non-Linear Approach to Research and Evaluation: presentation
about expanding the traditional linear research strategy by connecting information
from citations and bibliographies across library catalogs, databases, and
the Internet. Delivered at the Oregon Educational Media Association Regional
Conference in Jacksonville, Oregon on April 5, 2003.
Collaborative Self-Assessment through Reflective Peer Coaching - workshop
presentation about reflective peer coaching, a process designed to promote
self-assessment and collaboration for better teaching and ultimately better
learning. Delivered at the Lilly Conference
on College & University Teaching - West in Pomona, California on March
Pocus: (Un)veiling the (In)visible Web - presentation searching the Internet
using principle of library and information science to explore beyond simple
keyword searching in Google and other search tools. Delivered at the Online
Northwest 2003 Conference in Corvallis, Oregon on February 28, 2003. See
Pocus, Get in Focus: Internet Searching Tips and Tricks Beyond Google to the
(In)Visible Web - presentation about the hocus pocus of Internet searching
in the next dimension--the (In)visible Web and a new batch of next-generation
search tools which take searching beyond just Google. Delivered at the Central
Oregon Regional Library Conference - Redmond, Oregon on October 4, 2002 and
at the Eugene Public Library on December 5, 2002.
Google, What? The (In)visible Web, Thats What! - presentation about
some of the more useful features of Google and innovations in other Internet
search tools that make finding information easier from typical Web sites and
from the (In)visible Web. Delivered at the Syllabus 2002 Conference - Santa
Clara, California on July 30, 2002.
Do You Mean My Objective is a Goal? Whats the Difference? - presentation
for instruction librarians for designing goals and objectives that ultimately
provide the guidelines and the building blocks that lead to better teaching
and facilitate better assessment.. Delivered at the LOEX of the West Conference
2002 - Eugene, Oregon on June 29, 2002.
Se Puede = Yes, You Can: The Role of Libraries in the Achievement of the Educational
and Literacy Goals of the Cuban People - panel presentation about the
Cuban public, national, school, and independent libraries based on our visit
to Cuba in February/March 2001. Delivered at the Oregon Library Association/Washington
Library Association Joint Conference - Portland, Oregon on April 18, 2002.
Objectives, and Outcomes! Oh, My! - presentation writing goals and objectives
facilitate better instructional design for more effective teaching. Delivered
at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching - West in Pomona,
California on March 8, 2002.
Tools: New Drills for New Thrills in Internet Searching - presentation
about some of the new search tools that have recently emerged to rival Google
with accuracy and special features. Delivered at the Online
Northwest 2002 Conference in Portland, Oregon on March 1, 2002.
and Daggers: Google and the Invisible Web
- presentation about Internet searching using Google, the Invisible Web, and
some new generation tools--Teoma, Wisenut, Vivisimo, and Ixquick. Delivered
at the Oregon Educational Media Association
(OEMA) Fall Conference in Seaside, Oregon on October 13, 2001.
- Cuba: The
Land, The People, The Libraries - presentation about a 14 day journey through
the Cuba with a specific focus on libraries and information. Delivered at
the Ashland Public Library in Ashland, Oregon on April 25, 2001.
Desktop Conference: The Invisible Web - guest speaker at a virtual conference
sponsored by the Oregon
Chapter Special Library Association which explores the information on
the Web that is not typically available using conventions Internet Search
Tools. Delivered on February
6, 2001--Transcript 1--and on February
7, 2001--Transcript 2.
- After Google,
What? - presentation that explores Google and Internet searching beyond Google--including
the Invisible Web or searchable databases and other search tools. Delivered
at the Online Northwest 2001 Conference
in Portland, Oregon on January 26, 2001.
- Search Engine
Savvy - presentation about Internet searching covering simple modes versus
advanced modes, natural language searching versus Boolean logic, relevancy
ranking, backlinking, folders, directories, phrase detection, and more. Delivered
at the Oregon Education Media Association's OEMA
2000: Destination Literacy Conference, Portland, Oregon on October 14,
Research Workshop - a two and a half hour workshop for St. Louis Public librarians
and staff focusing on Internet search tools and researching information on
the Web. Delivered at the Gates Training Center, St. Louis Public Library,
St. Louis, Missouri on June 5, 2000.
- Virtual Web-Based
(Library) Instruction: A 21st Century Approach - presentation that examines
the methods and delivery of "virtual" web-based instruction and how to utilize
the Internet to enhance teaching by expanding the classroom into 24 hour/7days
a week anytime anywhere instruction. Delivered at the Lilly
Conference on College & University Teaching West in Lake Arrowhead,
California on March 4, 2000.
Adaptation: Make It Simple Smarter Searching - presentation focusing on features
within the current search tools designed for the inexperienced that are a
boon to the astute advanced searcher. It is a practical application of what
to use when, taking advantage of the trend in search tools to produce better
and more relevant results for those with minimal searching skills. Delivered
at the Online Northwest 2000 Conference
in Portland, Oregon on February 4, 2000.
- Taking It
to the Web: Library Instruction for the 21st Century - presentation that explores
migrating library instruction to the Web with the purpose of transfering the
focus of the Library Instruction program into self-paced/interactive material.
Delivered at the American
Society for Information Science (ASIS) Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting
at the MicroSoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington on September 17, 1999.
- Darwin on
the Web: The Further Adventures and Evolution of Search Tools and Cybersearching
- presentation that explores the constantly changing and developing tools
to search the web by examining the intuitive and not so intuitive features
and tips for effectively finding information. Delivered at the Online Northwest
99 Conference in Portland, Oregon on February 12, 1999.
on Earth Would You Want a Librarian to Come to Your Classroom - presentation
about the research behind the implementation of pre-sessions into the Library
Instruction/Information Literacy Program. Delivered at the Southern Oregon
University Arts and Letters Lecture Series in Ashland, Oregon on February
Change: Integrating Pre-sessions in the Students' Classroom Prior to Library
Instruction - presentation of research into the effectiveness of offering
a pre-session in the classroom of students prior to library instruction to
create a more positive affective experience and enhance learning. Delivered
at the LOEX of the
West '98 Conference in Cedar City, Utah on June 19, 1998.
'em Up for Success" - presentation of research findings and personal observations
about using pre-sessions outside of the library as a strategy to reduce anxiety
and increase the effectiveness of library instruction. Delivered at the Oregon
Library Association Conference in Eugene, Oregon on April 1, 1998.
- "Fee or
Free: The Decision to Charge for Printing at Public Workstations and the Implementation
of a System." Delivered at the Online
Northwest 98, the Fifteenth Annual Conference, in Portland, Oregon on
February 6, 1998.
Peer Coaching: Crafting Collaborative Self-Assessment
- half-day pre-conference workshop about reflective peer coaching, a process
designed to promote self-assessment and collaboration for better teaching
and ultimately better learning. Delivered at the Workshop
on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2005 Conference at the University
of Guelph in Guelph, Ontaric on May 18, 2005.
Peer Coaching Workshop - half-day workshop for teaching librarians at
the Portland State University concentrating on learning formative assessment
using reflective peer coaching. Participants read a paper outlining the strategy
and theory, then attended the workshop to from peer coaching groups and practice
working together. Delivered at the Millar Library at Portland State University
on March 11, 2005.
Teaching through Peer Coaching and Mentoring - full-day workshop about
using reflection and peer coaching teams to improve teaching and learning.
Delivered for the Library Instruction Round Table 2003 in Portland, Oregon
on December 11, 2003 and co-facilitated with Pam Kessinger.
No Go, Without the Show: Maximizing Learning Through Better Teaching -
full-day pre-conference workshop about improving teaching and learning. Delivered
at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference in Corvallis, Oregon on
April 23, 2003 and co-facilitated with Jennifer Dorner.
Habilidades de Informacíon: Colaborando para el Futuro
(Information Literacy: Collaboration for the Future - facilitatated a two
day, 12 hour workshop for librarians from institutions in Mexico about Information
Literacy and colloborating to define and articulate a vision of libraries
and librarians. Delivered at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato,
Mexico on May 6 - 7, 2002.
on the Faculty Exchange between the University of Guanajuato and Southern
English Graduate 1986-87.
Education Student of the Year 1986-87.
Service Award - West Wind Review 1986-87 and 1988-89.
- Phi Kappa
- Isabel Meyn
Memorial Scholarship 1986.
- Leon Mulling
Writing Award - Southern Oregon University 1985.
- Enjoy people,
dancing, playing soccer, basketball, tennis, table tennis, softball, music,
cross-country skiing, canoeing, as well as writing, literature, theater, camping,
computers, and photography.
- I am a creative
and innovative person in my work and in my personal life. Flexibility and
adaptability are some of my major assets, allowing me to thrive in an ever-changing
environment. In addition, I strive to constantly develop communication and
interpersonal skills because I believe those skills are essential to being
human and living a life of quality in the interactive process of learning
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