446 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award, 2010
University of Illinois Library Faculty and Staff Individual Award, 2002.
University of Illinois Library Faculty and Staff Group Award, 2002, for work on the ILCSO VISCom
University of Illinois Library Faculty and Staff Group Award, 2001, for work on the ILCSO Systems
Assessment Task Force
Biographee, Who’s Who in the World, 18th ed, 2001; 17th ed, 2000
Who’s Who of American Women, 25th ed, 2004-2005-22nd ed, 2000-2001.
Who’s Who in America, 61st ed, 2007-54th ed, 2000
Who’s Who in Finance and Business, 34th ed, 2004.
Who’s Who in American Education, 7th ed, 2006-2007.
ALA RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge--R.R. Bowker Award, 1998
University of Illinois Library Research and Publications Committee, graduate research assistant,
Spring 1987, Fall 1989
University of Illinois Scholars Travel Award, Grants to present paper, Dallas 1989, New York
1996, Toronto, 2003
University of Illinois Teaching Advancement Board, Teaching Advancement Travel Grant, Charlotte,
Sabbatical leave, September 1, 1990 to March 1, 1991; January 1, 1998 to July 1, 1998; November 16, 2005
to May 15, 2006.
UIUC Educational Technologies Group, Grant Award, "Use of Network Software to Improve Library
Online Catalog Workshops," December 1994
Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society, 1979-Present
Graduated Summa cum Laude, 1978
Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Outstanding Senior Award, English, 1978
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, 1977-Present
Egas, Senior Women's Scholastic and Activities Honorary, President, 1977-78
Alpha Mu Gamma, Foreign Language Honorary, 1975-76
Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshmen Women's Scholastic Honorary, Editor, 1974-76
* Woodard, Beth S." Technology and the Constructivist Learning Environment: Implications for
teaching information literacy skills," 19 (3/4): 181-192 (2003) (Published in 2005).
+ Woodard, Beth S. and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, "Technology and Innovation in Library Instruction Management." In 36(1/2): 39-55 (2002). Simultaneously published as (ed: Patricia Durisin) The Haworth Information Press, 2002, pp. 39-55.
Woodard, Beth S., Carolyn Dusenbury, Keith Gresham, Frances Jacobson, Poping Lin, and Linda Parker. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries 58: 264- 266 (April 1997). (ACRL IS Guidelines for Instruction Programs Task Force)
Woodard, Beth S., Carolyn Dusenbury, Keith Gresham, Frances Jacobson, Poping Lin, and Linda Parker. "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries: Draft." 56: 767-769 (December 1995). (ACRL IS Guidelines for Instruction Programs Task Force.)
* Woodard, Beth S."A Selective Guide to Training Literature for the Reference Librarian/Trainer." 17 (2):41-51 (Summer 1989).
* Woodard, Beth S. "The Effectiveness of an Information Desk Staffed by Graduate Students and
Nonprofessionals: A Case Study Using Unobtrusive Methodology." 50(4): 455-467 (July 1989).
+ Woodard, Beth S. and Sharon J. Van Der Laan. "Training Preprofessionals for Reference
Service." 16: 233-254 (Winter 1986/1987) Reprinted in
, edited by Bill Katz and Ruth A. Fraley. New York:
Haworth Press, 1987.
+ Woodard, Beth S. "Strategies for Providing Public Service with An Online Catalog." in (Papers presented at the 24th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, 5-7 April 1987), edited by Linda C. Smith, p. 132-143. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1990.
Arp. Lori, Barbara Beaton, Joe Boisee, Julie Cizney, David Ginn, Jan Rice, Roland Person, and Beth S. Woodard. "Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction." 48: 256-261 (May 1987). (ACRL BIS Task Force to Amend the Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction) Reprinted In , Chicago ALA, 1991.
+ * Woodard, Beth S. and Gary A. Golden. "The Effect of the Online Catalogue on Reference: Uses,
Services, Personnel" 4(4): 338-345 (December 1985).
Chapters in Books:
+ Woodard, Beth S. “Training, Orientation, and Continuing Education for Reference Staff Competency,” in 4th ed. Edited by Richard Bopp and Linda C. Smith, Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011 p. 261-301.
+ Kern, M. Kathleen and Beth S. Woodard. “The Reference Interview,” in . 4th ed. Edited by Richard Bopp and Linda Smith, Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011, p. 57-94.
+ Woodard, Beth S. and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. “Teaching the Teachers: Developing a Teaching
Improvement Program for Academic Librarians,” In The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century, edited by Scott Walter, Vicki Coleman, and Karen Williams. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010, p. 314-336.
+ Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke and Beth S. Woodard, "Instruction," In
. 3rd ed. edited by Richard Bopp and Linda Smith, Libraries Unlimited,
2001, p. 177-209.
+ Woodard, Beth S. "Reference Service Improvement: Staff Orientation, Training, and Continuing Education" in Richard Bopp and Linda C. Smith, editors. 3rd edition. Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2001, p. 210-244.
+ Woodard, Beth S. "Reference Orientation, Training, and Continuing Education," in Richard Bopp and Linda C. Smith, editors. 2d edition. Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1995, p. 185-206.
+ Woodard, Beth S. "Reference Training," in edited by Jo Bell Whitlach. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Pierian Press, 1995, p. 67-75.
Also contributed to summaries of evaluative instruments and annotated bibliographies.
+ Woodard, Beth S. "Reference Staff Development: Orientation, Training, and Continuing Education," in Richard E. Bopp and Linda C. Smith, editors. . Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1991, p. 151-170.
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke and Beth S. Woodard, 2011. “Developing an Information Literacy Program for Effat University,” May 28-June 1, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Woodard, Beth S. and Lisa Janicke Hichliffe. 2009. “Developing as a Teacher,” for Information Literacy Workshop, for Elsevier, Japan, December 7,8, 10, 11, in Tokyo, Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Osaka.
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke and Beth S. Woodard. 2009. “Redesigning Library Services,” a two and one-half day workshop for the University of Ghana through the UIUC Mortenson Center, Accra, Ghana.
Woodard, Beth S. and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. 2008. Information Literacy Assessment. Northeastern Illinois University, March 19.
Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke and Beth S. Woodard. 2008. Southern Illinois University. March 18
** Woodard, Beth S. 2011. “Making Information Literacy Instruction Meaningful through Creativity”, one of three panelists for the ACRL New Orleans, Instruction Section program, June 26.
** Woodard, Beth S. 2009. “Student Centered Design,” Paper presented at the Library Instruction Roundtable Program, “ Preparing Yourself to Teach: Touching All the Bases.” Chicago, IL, July 12.
** Woodard, Beth S. 2008. “Dealing with Angry Customers.” South Suburban Chicago, December 12.
American Library Association, 1979-1980, 1984-Present
Association of College and Research Libraries, 1984-Present
Institute for Information Literacy Advisory Council, 2001-2002, member.
Institute for Information Literacy Executive Committee, 2002-2003, member
Sections Council, 2000-2002, member
Appointments Committee, 2009-2010, Chair
Sections Membership Committee, 2010-2011, Chair
Instruction Section (formerly Bibliographic Instruction Section), 1984-Present
Task Force to Amend the Model Statement of Objectives for
Academic Bibliographic Instruction, Intern, 1984-85; Member, 1985-87
Assisted in revising objectives, wrote and distributed minutes, documented process.
Continuing Education, Member, 1988-90, Chair, 1990-1992
Directed work of committee, including discussion forums, preconference, and survey of membership.
Appointed Liaison to BIS Education for Bibliographic
Instruction Committee, 1989-1990
Access to the Model Statement Task Force, Member, 1989-91
Assisted in editing "Read This First"
Secretary, 1992-93, elected.
Took minutes of Advisory and Executive Committee meetings, archived important section documents
Communications Committee, Chair, 1993-94.
Selected new newsletter editor, suggested revision of charge which brought about new membership committee.
Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction Task Force, Chair, 1994-96.
Directed revision of guidelines, chaired open hearing, documented process for ACRL Standards, created html
form of document.
Nominating Committee for 1996 election, member, 1995.
Nominating Committee for 1998 election, member, 1997.
Nominating Committee for 1999 election, member, 1998.
Nominating Committee for 2005 election, chair, 2003-2004.
Think Tank III, member, 1997-1999
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, 2000-2001.
Wrote and received ACRL Initiative Fund grant for WebCT training at New Orleans, 2002; obtained funding for new brochure; initiated discussion on new ILI-L listerv to replace BI-L; worked with LIRT to plan 25th anniversary celebration of IS and LIRT, initiated planning for preconference and conference programs at annual 2002.
Awards Committee, Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award,
Subcommittee Chair, 2002-2003, instrumental in pursuing increase in the award
InfoLit Website Task Force, Member, 2003-2004.
Assessment of Information Environment Task Force, Chair, 2004-2006.
Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries Standards
Review Task Force, Co-Chair, 2008-2009
ACRL/IS ALISE Joint Working Group on the Curriculum Task Force, Co-Chair, 2009-2010
University Libraries, 1984-Present
Reference and User Services Association (formerly Reference and Adult Service Division), 1984-Present
Catalog Use Committee, Intern, 1988-89.
Facts on File Current Affairs Grant Awards Committee, Member, 1989-90.
Evaluation of Reference and Adult Services Committee, Member, 1990-92.
Contributed chapter for "Reference Assessment Manual"
Nominating Committee for 2000 Election, Chair, 1998-1999
RUSA Professional Development Committee, 2010-2012
Machine-Assisted Reference Section, 1984-Present.
MARS Education, Training and Support Committee, member, 2008-2009, chair, 2009-2010, member, 2010-2012.
Management and Operation of User Services Section (formerly Management and Operation of Public Services), 1992-Present
Evaluation of Reference and Adult Services Committee, Chair, 1992-93, 1993-94
Planned program for Annual, 1994.
Nominating Committee, 1993-94 .
RUSA Board, Director-at-Large, 1994-97, elected.
ex-officio member, 1997-99, 1999-2001
RUSA President's 1997 Program Planning Committee, member,1996-1997.
RUSA, Panel Study, 1994-1997.
Participated in a series of surveys.
RUSA Publications Committee, ex-officio, 1997-2001.
RUSA Update, editor designate, February - July 1997, editor July 1997 - July 1999, July 1999 - July 2001
RUSA Delegate to the ALA Congress on Professional Education, April 30-May 1, 1999
Continuing Library Education Round Table, 1995-.
Library Instruction Round Table, 1995-.
South Carolina Library Association, 1979-82.
Bibliographic Instruction Interest Group, 1981-82.
Nominating Committee, 1982.
University of South Carolina Libraries Staff Association, 1980-82.
Publications Committee, 1981-82.