Lori Mestre

Head, Undergraduate Library

245 Undergraduate Library MC- 522
1402 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801

217.244.4171

lmestre@illinois.edu

Previous Position(s)

Education

Instruction

Awards and Distinctions

Grants Awarded

Recent Publications

Articles

Mestre, L.S. (2013). Media Commons: Centralizing The process and value of centralizing services. Library Hi Tech, 31 (4): 669-687.

Mestre, L.S. (2012). Student preference and results after comparing screencast and static tutorials: A usability study. Reference Services Review, 40 (2): 258-276 .

Mestre, L.S. et al (2011, May).Creating learning objects for information literacy:  A survey of librarian usage. College & Research Libraries, 72 (3): 236-252.

Mestre, L.S. (2011, Mar.). Visibility of diversity within Association of Research Libraries (ARL) websites. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37 (2): 101-108.

Hahn, J., Mestre L.S., Ward, D. H. & Avery, S. (2011, Mar.). Technology on demand: Implementing loanable technology services in an academic library. Library Hi Tech, 29 (1): 34-50.

Mestre, L. S. (2010, Oct.).  Matching up learning styles with learning objects: What's effective? Journal of Library Administration: 50 (7-8): 808-829. Also published in the Proceedings of the 14th Off - Campus Library Services Conference.  Cleveland, Ohio, April 28-30, 2010.

Mestre, L.S. (2010, Nov.).  Librarians working with diverse populations: What impact does cultural competency training have on their efforts? Journal of Academic Librarianship 36 (6): 479-488.

Mestre, L.S. (2009, Feb.).  Culturally responsive instruction for school librarians. Teacher Librarian 36(3): 8-12.

Mestre, L.S., Turner, C., Lang, B., Morgan, B. (2007). Do We Step Together, in the Same Direction, at the Same Time? How a Consortium Approached a Federated Search Implementation.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12 (1&2 and 3&4). Co-published simultaneously as  Federated Search: Solution or Setback for Online Library Services (pp. 111-132).

Mestre, L.S. (2006, Winter).  Accommodating diverse learning styles in an online environment.  Reference & User Services Quarterly 47(2): 27-32. Was also selected to appear in Library Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/generalresources.pdf.

Habjan-Boiselle, J., Fliss, S., Mestre, L.S., Zinn, F. (2005).  Talking towards technopedagogy:  IT and librarian collaboration – rethinking our roles.  In T. W. Sloan, (Ed). Resource Sharing and Information Network: Innovations in Library Consortia, Systems, and Networks for Interlibrary Cooperation.  Haworth Press. 17 (1&2):123-136. Co-published simultaneously as Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations (pp. 123-136).

Mestre, L. S., Etter, S., Craker, L. (2004, Winter).  Faculty and librarians spice-up instruction.  Academic Exchange Quarterly  8(4): 106-110.

Mestre, L. S. (2004, Spring).  The importance of relevance and relationship in an information literacy course designed for Latinos.  Academic Exchange 8(1): 46-51.

Mestre, L. S. (2003, Fall). Faculty/librarian generated general and subject specific tutorials: choices made at one institution.  Loex New: 30(3): 4-5, 8-9.

Mestre, L. S. (2002, Spring). The impact of technology on research and instructional practices for libraries.  Education Connection: 40-44.

Mestre, L. S. (2000, May).  Improving computer use success for students of diverse backgrounds.  Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Libraries, 28(5): 20-28. Also reprinted in 2005 as Chapter 14 in D.V. Loertscher & B. Woolls (Eds.), The Whole School Library Handbook.. Chicago, IL: American Library Association: 375-380 and in 2009 as Chapter 11 in P. Montiel-Overall & D. C. Adcock (Eds.),  School Library Services in a Multicultural Society.   Chicago, IL: American Association of School Librarians.

Mestre, L. S. (1998).  Structuring a session with questions.  In Active Learning:  A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education.  Chicago, IL: ALA,  ACRL/IS Teaching Methods Committee.

Mestre, L. S. (1997).  Designing internet instruction for Latinos.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Special Issue, Instruction and the Internet:  Teaching in Cyberspace,  2(4): 185-199. Simultaneously published as Chapter 17  in L.E. Martin (Ed.), The Challenge of Internet Literacy: The Instruction-Web Convergence.  New York:  Hayworth Press, Inc.: 185-199.

Mestre, L. S. (1997).  Integrating the internet into the classroom:  Equitable opportunites for all ethnic groups.  In Proceedings of the National Association for Multicultural Education.  Madison, WI.

Mestre, L. S. (1997).  Designing internet instruction for Latinos.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 2(4): 185-199.

Mestre, L. and Scott, A. (1997).  Multicultural literature and selection. In C. A. Grant & G. Ladson-Billings (Eds.), Dictionary of Multicultural Education, (pp.185-186).   Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.

Mestre, L. and Nieto, S. (June, 1996).  Puerto Rican children’s literature and culture in the public library.  Multicultural Review, 5(2): 26-39. Reprinted in S. Berman & J. P. Danky (Eds.), Alternative Library Literature, 1996/1997:  A Biennial Anthology (pp.105-115).  Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Company, Inc.

Books

Book Chapters

Other Publications

Proceedings 

Book Reviews

Editorial Work

Recent Presentations

Mestre, L.S. & Kurt, E. (2012, March 18-20). Media Commons: Envisioning Centralized Technology Spaces Educause Midwest Regional Conference: Collaborating for the Future…Now! Chicago, IL.

Mestre, L.S. (2013, February,  invited).  Learning commons and emerging technologies. A panel webinar hosted by RUSA MARS  LSS.

Mestre, L.S. (2013, January 13-15). Centralizing a technology on demand program.HETL (The International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association): Exploring Places for Learning 2013 conference. Orlando, FL, January 13-15.

Morgan, G., Mestre, L., Gharst, H., Kurt, E. (2012, November 12).  Media Commons at Illinois: Definitely Better Together.  Fall IT Professionals Forum, iHotel and Conference Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S.  (2012, October 30, invited). Learning styles in the online environment. A webinar sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council: THE Community College Distance Learning Organization, http://www.itcnetwork.org/webinars.html.

Ward, D.H., Hahn, J., & Mestre, L.S. (2012, October 7). Student/library collaborations for mobile application development. Lita National Forum, Columbus, OH, October 4-7.

Mestre, L. S, (2012, June 24, invited). Learning styles:  Fiction, nonfiction, or mystery?  Panel presentation for the ACRL Instruction Section at the ALA Annual Conference Program, Anaheim, CA, June 22-26, 2012.

Mestre, L. S.  (2011, September 17).  LIS cultural competency training.  Panel presentation for “Research in LIS education: Enhancing service to Latinos and Spanish-Speaking communities.” Reforma National Conference IV. Elevating Latino Services to a Higher Level. Denver, CO, September 15-18.

Mestre, L.S. (2011, May 6). Using mashups and multimedia to provide online user independence for all learning styles. LOEX 2011. Fiesta de Excelencia: Celebrating Excellence in Library Instruction. Dallas, TX, May 5-7, 2011.

Mestre, Lori S. (2010, September 28, invited). Reference services in the Information Commons environment: The UIUC experience. Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. Libraries Out Loud. Chicago, IL. September 28-30, 2010.

Niedbala, M., Mestre,L.S.,  Bauers, L. and Bielat, V. (2010, January 29). What works: Sharing best online practices for teaching information literacy.  ALA Midwinter Conference. Presented online, January 29.

Mestre, L.S. (2010, April). Matching up learning styles with learning objects:What's effective? 14th Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Cleveland, OH: April 28-30, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/lmestre/matching-up.

Mestre, L.S. (2009, October 29).  The effectiveness of learning objects for learners from diverse backgrounds.  Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning: The Power of Online Learning, Orlando, FL: October 27-30, 2009, http://www.slideshare.net/lmestre/mestre-effectiveness-of-learning-objects-for-learners-from-diverse-backgrounds.

Mestre, L.S. (2009, Oct. 2). Media Sharing. Presentation to the Mortenson Center Fellows. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2009, June 12 & 21).  Media Sharing and Media Authoring. Tech Talks. University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S., & Niedbala, M.(2009, March 14). Training to be an online instructor. ACRL Round Table. ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 12-15, 2009.

Mestre, L.S., Niedbala, M, Bishop, C. (2009, January 24)  Facilitating online discussions. Current Topics Facilitator.  American Library Association Midwinter Conference,  Denver, CO.

Mestre, L.S. (2008, November 17).  Refworks: Managing and Sharing bibliographies through a personal bibliographic database.  Teaching and Learning with Technology. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. and Hjeltness, S. (2008, October 30).  Digital literacy.  EdTech Showcase. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2008, October 3).  What about mainstream librarians serving diverse populations? Spectrum of the Future: National Diversity in Libraries Conference.  Louisville, KY.

CPS Advisory Group Members (2008, June 20).  External referee finding workshop. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hjeltness, S. and Mestre, L.S. (2008, May 13).  Using Splashcast to create your own media channel:  A workshop.  Faculty Summer Institute 2008. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2008, March 26).  Multicultural Librarianship. Research and Publications Brown Bag Series. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2008, March 26). Tools to Support Faculty Research and Teaching. Mortenson Center Lecture. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2008, April 18). The librarian’s corner and other embedded library resources in a CMS.  Integrating Library Services Into  Learning Management System: A Conference on Computing in the Disciplines Conference.  The College of Brockport, Brockport, NY.

Mestre, L.S., Strategies for online course design to accommodate our diverse learners. WCET E-Learning in Higher Education: Making Good on the Promises. WCET Conference, Atlanta, GA: November 7-10, 2007.

Mestre, L.S., Diverse online teaching strategies for our diverse students. Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning: The Power of Online Learning, Orlando, FL: November 7-9, 2007.

Mestre, L.S. et al. (2007, October 19).  Online integration of library resources into faculty courses.Fourth Annual Online Learning Symposium. October 18 and 19). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. & Burger, M.(2007, May 14-17).  Facilitators of the “Teaching Research through IT” Learning Community at the Faculty Summer Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. & Allison, M. (March 2, 2007).  Faculty and librarian collaboration using Compass.  EdTech Brown Bag Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2007, January). Campus resources for non classroom teaching assistants, Center for Teaching Excellence.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2006, August).  Campus resources for non classroom teaching assistants, Center for Teaching Excellence. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. & Ward, D.H. (2006, May).  The Learning Commons 2006.Presentation to visiting librarians (IFLA).  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2006, April 12). Unveiling the Learning Commons.  EdTech Brown Bag Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2006, March). Information literacy interventions for plagiarism.  Brown Bag presentation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S.& Ward, D.H.. (2006, February). The Learning Commons 2006.  Presentation to the Library Faculty.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S. (2005, October). Digital learning and libraries. Panel presenter for the Campus Retreat on Online Education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mestre, L.S., Espinal, I., & Craig, J. L. (2005, April). Graduate mentoring at the libraries.  Panel speakers for the Graduate School’s Mentorship Symposium.  Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L.S.  Integrating information literacy throughout the campus. Panel speaker for the Five College Research, Instruction and Outreach Committee’s program.  Northampton, MA  (April 13, 2005).

Mestre, L. S. (2004, April ).  Peer mentoring in instruction. Workshop presenter.  Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. (2003, October). Peer coaching in instruction: Librarians teaching and learning together.  Plenary speaker at the Dartmouth College’s Biomedical Libraries October Conference: Better Teaching Through Assessment.  Dartmouth, NH.

Mestre, L. S. (2003, October). New ways to use the library: The library in the digital age.Presentation given for the Second Annual UMass Junior Year Writing Conference: New Directions for Teaching in the Disciplines.  Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. (2002, April). Integrating information literacy into the curriculum: Examples from an academic library.   Invited plenary speaker at the New England Association of Independent School Librarian's Annual Conference. Northfield Mount Hermon, MA.

Mestre, L. S. (2002, October). UMASS All Campus Information Technology Conference. Panel Speaker. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. (2002, Spring). Information Technology Minor Conference Panel Speaker. University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S.,  Boiselle, J., Fliss, S., Zinn, F.(2001, March). Talking towards pedagogy:  I.T. and librarian collaboration. Presented at Nercomp (EduCause), Worcester, MA.

Mestre, L. S. and Davis J. D. (2001, November).  Integrating library resources into the curriculum. Presented at the Writing Across The Curriculum: Working Together To Strengthen Writing In Our Disciplines Conference.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. Library services. Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black and Other Minority Students program. University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA,  November, 2001.

Mestre, L. S., Espinal, I. & Turner C. (2001, September). Welcoming students in their research inquiries. Poster session for the Campus Climate Conference.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. and Stern P. (2000, October). Puerto Rican resources at the W.E.B. Du Bois library. Presented at the Fourth National Puerto Rican Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mestre, L. S. (1999, March).  Web page development tips: Education.  Invited speaker at the Western Massachusetts Region. In-BI Roundtable Session.  Hatfield, MA.

Mestre, L. S. & Frau, M.  (1998, October). Internet for Latino Studies workshop.  Hispamérica Conference: Engaging Issues Of Cultural Identity And Economic Opportunity.  University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mestre, L. S.  (1998, June). Computer use experiences and strategies of minorities at an academic library.  Panel speaker at the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Mestre, L. S. (1998, May). Improving computer use experiences of students from diverse backgrounds.  Plenary speaker at the Education and Technology Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

Mestre, L. S. & Frau, M.  (1997, June). El internet en Español. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Hispanic Teachers Association.  Amherst, MA.

  Mestre, L. S. (1996, November). Integrating the internet into the classroom:  Equitable opportunities for all ethnic groups.  Presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education, St. Paul, MN.


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