Beth S. Woodard

Reference Librarian

446 Main Library

1408 W. Gregory Dr.

Urbana, IL 61801

217.244.1882

bswoodar@illinois.edu

Previous Position(s)

Education

Awards and Distinctions

Awards

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

Task  Forces

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,

NC, 2003

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

 

Grants Awarded

Recent Publications

Articles

Articles:

*          Woodard, Beth S." Technology and the Constructivist Learning Environment:  Implications for

teaching information literacy skills," Research Strategies 19 (3/4):  181-192 (2003) (Published in 2005).

 

 

+          Woodard, Beth S. and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, "Technology and Innovation in Library Instruction Management."  In Journal of Library Administration 36(1/2):  39-55 (2002).  Simultaneously published as Information Literacy Programs;  Successes and Challenges (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."  C&RL News 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."  C&RL News  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." Reference Services Review 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."  College and Research Libraries              50(4): 455-467 (July 1989).

 

+        Woodard, Beth S. and Sharon J. Van Der Laan.  "Training Preprofessionals for Reference

Service." Reference Librarian 16: 233-254 (Winter 1986/1987) Reprinted in Reference

Services Today: From Interview to Burnout, 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 Questions and Answers:  Strategies for Using the Electronic Reference Collection (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."  C&RL News 48: 256-261 (May 1987).  (ACRL BIS Task Force to Amend the Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction)  Reprinted In Read This First: An Owner's Guide to the New Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction, Chicago ALA, 1991.

 

+ *       Woodard, Beth S. and Gary A. Golden.  "The Effect of the Online Catalogue on Reference:  Uses,

Services, Personnel" Information Technology and Libraries 4(4): 338-345 (December 1985).

 

Books

Book Chapters

Chapters in Books:

 

+          Woodard, Beth S. “Training, Orientation, and Continuing Education for Reference Staff Competency,” in Reference and Information Services:  An Introduction  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 Reference and Information Services:  An Introduction.  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 Reference and Information

Services:  An Introduction.  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.  Reference and Information Services: An Introduction 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.  Reference and Information Services: An Introduction 2d edition. Littleton, Colorado:  Libraries Unlimited, 1995, p. 185-206.

 

+          Woodard, Beth S. "Reference Training," in Reference Assessment Manual 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.  Reference and Information Services:  An Introduction.  Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1991, p. 151-170.

 

Recent Presentations

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.

 

 

Professional Service

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.

                                     Chair, 2001-2002

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.

                                    Past-Chair, 2002-2003

                                    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.

            Secretary, 1980-81.

            Publications Committee, 1981-82.