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Information Professional

Librarian | Educator | Ed Developer

Amanda B. Albert, MSLIS is an information and instructional design professional passionate about making connections with others and to ideas.


My experience across higher education focuses on student learning, educational development, and designing impactful learning environments in and outside of libraries. 


Amanda is currently the Campus Library Manager at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. Previously, she was the  University Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Jack C. Taylor Library at Fontbonne University. She's held positions as an Instructional Specialist and Information Literacy Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also adjunct faculty in the Syracuse University iSchool. Amanda earned her MSLIS from the iSchool, and has worked in medical, public, and academic libraries. 

Amanda’s current research interests include library management and leadership, student learning and library programmatic assessment, and critical pedagogy. Her professional practice is informed by intersectional feminism, anti-racism, and anti-capitalism. Amanda strives to be an inclusive leader and collaborator, and believes we do our best work in relationship with others.

As a teacher, Amanda strives to teach the whole student, creating a brave space for students to explore challenging ideas. As a colleague, Amanda supports librarians and faculty as they design learning experiences, providing guidance in innovative teaching, programming, and assessment methods. She believes learning is best accomplished through social, hands-on experiences, and encourages reflective practice for both teachers and students.  

Image by Nikola Jovanovic

What I Do

Explore the projects below for a more in depth look at what I do (and do well).

Work with Me

​Past Collaborators include:
  • Center for Teaching and Learning, Washington University

  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Fontbonne University

  • Data Curation Network 

  • Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Washington University

  • McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University

  • School of Information Studies, Syracuse University 

Past collaborations include:
  • Building, implementing, and assessing an information literacy learning community

  • Publishing and presenting on topics related to instructional design, information literacy, library and higher education leadership

  • Designing and publishing interactive online tutorials and other educational materials 

  • Building a year long new faculty orientation program for STEM faculty

  • Designing courses and workshops on pedagogy, course design, and information literacy

  • Working with SMEs on course design using ADDIE and backwards design

  • Using feminist and anti-racist pedagogy to inform teaching practices

  • Writing grants for learning communities and educational materials 

  • Building repositories of information for educators and librarians across higher education

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