Jo Angela Oehrli

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2178 Shapiro Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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Learning Librarian, Children's Literature Librarian


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)