Amanda B. Albert is an Instructional Specialist in the School of Arts and Sciences 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 both public and academic libraries.
Amanda’s current research interests include instructional design, assessment, and critical pedagogy. 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 faculty as they design their courses, providing guidance in innovative teaching, learning, and assessment methods. She believes learning is best accomplished through social, hands-on experiences, and encourages reflective practice for both teachers and students.
Amanda’s professional contributions include presenting at conferences such as 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, Reference Services Review, and in numerous academic books.