Science IL: A Case Study of a Long-Term Library/Science Faculty Collaboration


Feb 28, 2019 01:45 PM

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Shawna Thorpe
Head of Reference and Instruction @NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Shawna Thorup coordinates a Framework-based, assignment-driven library instruction program with six other librarians. They teach about 100 one-shot sessions each semester. In addition, she serves as library liaison for several departments, including biology. Shawna is a community college graduate who transferred to the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a BA. With more than 20 years of library experience, her MLS is from UCLA. She is currently co-authoring a book on community college library instruction for ACRL.
Carey Chaney
Science Faculty member @NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Carey Chaney has a Master Science degree in Science education. He began his career in community college in 1982 working as a life science laboratory coordinator at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. He joined the faculty at NW Arkansas Community College in 1991 teaching human anatomy & physiology and microbiology to pre-health professions students. During his tenure at NWACC, he has also served as science department chair, interim associate dean for math & science and faculty learning assessment coordinator.