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Jo Angela Oehrli
I am a former high school and middle school teacher who can help students find information on a wide range of topics. I teach library resources sessions to different classes or just meet with students individually to help them with their papers, research, or any other information need. I support the students in the Women in Science and Engineering Residential Program , the Michigan Research Community Residential Program students, the Stamps Scholars, as well as undergraduates across campus. I also support the research and instructional needs for those throughout the university community who are studying children's literature at any level.
Oehrli, Jo Angela. “Creating Objectives Collaboratively: Actionable Goals Across the Library System.” LOEX Annual Conference. Dearborn, Michigan. 1 May 2010. Presentation slides.
Oehrli, Jo Angela, Julie Piacentine, Amanda Peters and Benjamin Nanamaker. “Do Screencasts Really Work? Assessing Student Learning Through Instructional Screencasts.” ACRL Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1 April 2011.
Oehrli, Jo Angela, Phil Hallman, Karen Downing, Jennifer Bonnet, Tim Hamblin and Lisa Hamilton. “Dig Deep: Libraries, Archives and Filmmaking.” SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas. 13 March 2012. Presentation
Oehrli, Jo Angela and Peter Timmons. “Instructor College Virtual Swap Meet: A Model for Developing an Instruction Community.” LOEX Annual Conference. Columbus, Ohio. 4 May 2012. Description and Presentation Slides.
Fontichiaro, Kristin, and Jo Angela Oehrli. (2014). Turning the Tables on Collaboration Part I: Planning for Success. Library Media Connection, 32(4), 36-38.
Oehrli, Jo Angela, and Kristin Fontichiaro. (2014). Turning the Tables on Collaboration Part II: Reflecting on Success. Library Media Connection, 32(5), 34-35.
Martin, Scott and Jo Angela Oehrli. “Diving into Data: Developing Skills in Research Data Services” ACRL Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 27 March, 2015. Poster Presentation.
Oehrli, Jo Angela and Emily Hamstra. “Scholarly/Non-Scholarly Lesson Plan.” Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians. Ed. Hazel McClure, Gayle Schaub, and Patricia Bravender. Chicago: ACRL Publications. 2015.
Martin, Scott and Jo Angela Oehrli. “Diving into Data: Developing Data Fluency for Librarians.” The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best Practices. Ed. Pat Ragains and Sandy Wood. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2015.
Oehrli, Jo Angela and Diana Perpich. "Translating the Framework into Your Current Practice: Taking the Next Step Into the Threshold Concepts." LOEX Fall Focus, Ypsilanti, MI. 13 November, 2015. Presentation.
Fontichiaro, Kristin, & Oehrli, Jo Angela. (2016). Why Data Literacy Matters. Knowledge Quest, 44(5), 20-27.
Duque, G., Oehrli, J.A., Peters, A., Stark, A. "Questioning Authority: An Exploration of Diverse Sources." LOEX Annual Conference, Lexington KY. May 2017.
Oehrli, Jo Angela. (2017). Statistics and Data Comprehension. Cherry Lake Publishing: Ann Arbor.
Oehrli, Jo Angela (2017). Ethical Data Use. Cherry Lake Publishing: Ann Arbor.
Oehrli, Jo Angela, Kristin Fontichiaro, Tyler Hoff. “Real Strategies to Address Fake News: Librarians, Data Literacy, and the Post-Truth World.” ALA Annual Conference, Chicago. June 2017. Poster Presentation.
Alexander, Laurie, Jo Angela Oehrli. “Making Bias Visible.” Fighting Fake News: Library Journal Online Course. 6 June 2017.
Oehrli, Jo Angela. “Creating Data Literate Students.” NISO Webinar Series: Digital and Data Literacy, Part Two -- Scholarly Digital and Data Literacy: Satisfying the Need. 20 September, 2017. Panel Presentation.
Fontichiaro, K., Oehrli J.A., & Lennex, A. (Eds). (2017). Creating Data Literate Students. Maize Books: Ann Arbor.
Fontichiaro, K., Lennex, A., Hoff, T., Hovinga, K. & Oehrli, J.A. (Eds). (2018). Data Literacy in the Real World. Maize Books: Ann Arbor.
Oehrli, Jo Angela. “The Fake News Phenomenon.” ARL Fall Meeting, Washington D.C. 3 October, 2017. Invited Panel Presentation.
American Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table. Librarian Recognition Award (2017).
University of Michigan. Librarian Recognition Award (2017).
Oehrli, J.A. “Fake News, Lies, and a For-credit Class: Lessons Learned from Teaching a 7-week Fake News Undergraduate Library Course.” LOEX Annual Conference and LOEX Encore: Houston, TX. May 2018. Paper presentation.
University of Michigan Library: Learning and Teaching. Making a Difference Award (2018).
Mooney, H., Oehrli, J. A., & Desai, S. (2018). Cultivating students as educated citizens: The role of academic libraries. In Agosto, D. E. (Ed.), Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News (pp.136-150). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Bradley, Doreen and Jo Angela Oehrli. "Assessing Student Learning in Library Instruction: A Faculty Perspective." ARL Assessment Conference: Houston, TX. December 2018. Paper Presentation
Oehrli, Jo Angela. (2020). Practical Library Instruction: A Guide to Classroom Management Techniques. ALA Publishing: Chicago, IL.
- Bachelor of Arts, English and History, Western Michigan University (1992)
- Teacher Certification, 7-12, English and History, Western Michigan University (1999)
- Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan (2009)
- Information literacy instruction
- Ask a Librarian email and instant message reference
- In person reference at Shapiro and Hatcher Reference Desk
Select materials for and maintain the Children's Literature Collection
- Instructor for course ALA 105: Digital Research -- Critical Concepts and Strategies, ALA 270: Advanced Library Research in the Humanities and ALA 270: Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction.
- Vice Chair/Chair, Librarians' Forum Board, 2017-2019
Chair, ACRL Instruction Section Awards Committee, 2018/2019.