Amanda B. Albert is the Information Literacy Coordinator and director of the Instruction and Information Literacy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also an adjunct instructor in the iSchool at Syracuse University. Amanda earned her MSLIS from the iSchool at Syracuse University, and has worked in both public and academic libraries.
Amanda’s current research interests include instructional design, assessment, and critical information literacy instruction. She is intrigued by the intersection of critical pedagogy and information literacy, including how the two complement each other in university classrooms. As a teacher, Amanda strives to reach the whole student, creating a brave space for students to explore challenging ideas and concepts. As a colleague, Amanda supports librarians as they enter into the classroom space, providing guidance in trying new teaching and assessment methods. She believes learning is best accomplished by doing, both as a student and as a teacher, and encourages reflective practice.
Amanda’s professional development has taken her all over the United States, and she has presented at conferences including ACRL, LOEX, NISO Virtual Conference, the Southeast Library Assessment Conference (SELAC), the Library Assessment Conference (LAC), and the Distance Library Services Conference (DLS). Amanda is published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, and in numerous academic books.