Jo Angela Oehrli

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2222 LSA
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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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.  See my full curriculum vitae for more information.


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)