2008-present Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA
Reference & Instruction Librarian
• Teach students and faculty to makes effective use of library resources through general and subject specific library instruction
• Liaison to the School of Liberal Arts, working to embed information literacy student learning outcomes into the liberal arts curriculum
• Developed an Information Literacy Instruction Menu (a marketing and planning tool that introduces faculty to the services and instructional capabilities of Reference Department and embeds information literacy student learning outcomes into library instruction)
• Assess instruction and information literacy skills via course evaluations and active learning activities
• Piloting semester-long integration program in selected Biology courses.
• Create and market Echo360 Tutorials highlighting library services and resources
• Assist patrons through a variety of formats, in person, via telephone and email, and in regularly scheduled reference desk shifts
• Create and maintain series of general subject and course-specific LibGuides (subject reference guides)
• Institutional Educational Goal Team (writing and oral competencies)
• Partners in Active Learning Committee
• Designed and delivered “Amazing Library Race” for Freshman Orientation
2007- 2008 Student Learning Center, University of Georgia Athens, GA
Reference & Instruction Librarian, Assistant Professor
• Liaison to Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Women’s Studies departments
• Taught UNIV 1120, a team-taught class incorporating emerging technologies with multiple instruction sessions and independent graded assessment
• Created Freshman Seminar 1020 “Fair and Balanced Truthiness: Researching the Elections” a one-hour credit class for Fall 2008
• Selector for Social Sciences
• Select research resources in a wide variety of formats and languages
• Provide instructional and reference assistance in the use of these materials
• Evaluate the current collections, making withdrawals when necessary
• Allocate the materials budget and perform selection in a systematic manner that maximizes coverage, minimizes gaps, and avoids unnecessary duplication
• Base changes on continuing evaluation of collections, evolving academic programs, and library use patterns
• Conduct scheduled one-on-one research consultations (primarily graduate level consultations in the disciplines of Social Work, Psychology, Women’s Studies and Sociology).
• Promote the use of electronic and print resources at the reference desks of the Main Library and the Student Learning Center
• Design and conduct “Google Workshops”
• Created online information literacy and library resource tutorials (voice over screencasts showcasing library resources and services)
• Participate in Research Referral Program
• Represent the library at freshman and graduate student orientation sessions
• Serve as the SLC representative to the Library Staff Association
• Participate in marketing campaign highlighting availability of library resources and services available in the SLC
2006-2007 North Georgia College and State University Dahlonega, GA
Assistant Professor & University Librarian
Instruction, Reference, and Collection Development
• Provide reference and research services in-person and remotely, via telephone and electronically, to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
• Design, develop, deliver, market, and assess information literacy and library instruction in collaboration with the faculty in the School of Arts & Letters
• Recommend print, media, and electronic library collection in collaboration with faculty and others. Monitor collection allocations, acquisitions, cataloging, and notification in assigned areas. Market and promote library collection to faculty, students, and the community.
• Represent the library and university at campus, local, state, regional, and national meetings and conferences as voting delegate.
2003-2006 Gwinnett University Center Library (now Georgia Gwinnett College)
Library Assistant III (Information Services)
• Maintain and deliver library services to the academic community.
• Regular reference desk shifts providing reference assistance. Schedule reference desk coverage.
• Serve as key support to reference, instruction/programming, and collection management activities.
• Facilitate the scheduling of library instruction and programs.
• Assist in the selection, ordering and receipt of materials
• maintain collection, instruction, and reference statistics
• process incoming serials and claims
• create displays and handouts highlighting library resources and services
2008-2009 University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia
Graduate Certification as a Media Specialist
2003-2005 University of South Florida Tampa, Florida
Masters of Library and Information Science
1996 - 1999 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in History
• Button, A. & Morris B. (2006, March). In the Business of Learning. Workshop on trial business databases conducted with business faculty, foundation members, community leaders, and campus career counselors, Stewart Library, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA.
• Button, A., Housknecht, J., & Whitley, B. (2007, October). Activities as Assessment. Conducted a workshop that developed ways to incorporate active learning activities as assessment tools in undergraduate and graduate library instruction, Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.
• Button, A., Bursi, P., & Housknecht, J. (2009, September). Assessing Student Learning. Conducted workshop on using active learning as a method of assessment, including in-class exercises in one-time instruction sessions and collaborating with classroom faculty to embed information literacy skills into course rubrics. This workshop covered developing learning outcomes, class activities, and various assessment approaches. Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.
• Button, A. (2010, Ocotber). Do you Google? Presentation to students and faculty on using various search operators and resources within Google searching. Fall into Technology Fair. Student Learning Center, GGC, Lawrenceville, GA.