Team

McCarthy, Cheryl

Cheryl A. McCarthy, PhD

School Library Media Coordinator, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

Emeritus Faculty/ Faculty & Staff/ Graduate/ Library & Information Studies

Dr. Cheryl Ann McCarthy is a Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. She served as the Coordinator of the Information Literacy Instruction Certificate and the School Library Media Program which received “National Recognition” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)/ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2012. She consulted and served on Advisory Boards to support school, public and academic libraries to ensure life-long learning in libraries and learning commons. She has served as President of the former Rhode Island Educational Media Association, now School Librarians of Rhode Island and the New England Library Association as well as served on executive boards for the Rhode Island Center for the Book and other organizations. She has published research articles in peer reviewed journals on the history of school library media programs, teaching online, integrating information literacy skills into library media programs, and assessment of learning common spaces in academic libraries to support collaborative learning communities. She has presented at local, regional, national and international conferences on teaching and learning in libraries and using web-enhanced tools such as LibGuides to promote literacy, library resources, and research. Professor McCarthy visited and assessed learning commons in academic libraries during a sabbatical leave in Fall 2009 to assess how creative and collaborative spaces in libraries support both teaching and learning. She has presented and published on this topic with Dr. Danuta Nitecki, Dean at Drexel University Libraries, at the Association of Research Libraries, Library Assessment Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in October 2010. McCarthy, Cheryl and Danuta Nitecki. “An Assessment of the Bass Library as a Learning Commons Environment,” in Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, October 24-27, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland. (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2011), 89-98, http://libraryassessment.org/bm~doc/mccarthy_cheryl.pdf

Moreover, she has led campus book discussions at URI as part of Diversity Week programs for five years collaborating with author Padma Venkataraman on several programs. She has presented at workshops in April 2013 for organizations such as Office of Library and Information Services: We’re All in It Together: Connecting Reference & Information Literacy Across All Rhode Island Libraries. Invited Keynote Panel Leader with panelists Jennifer Thomas, Prof. Mary MacDonald, Julie Holden and Amanda Richman at Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI. The LibGuide presentation is at http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/alltogether

 

Conference Presentations and Conference Publications 2012-2013:
McCarthy, C. A. (November 2, 2012). What About Our Students? A Community Conversation. Invited panelist at Cornucopia of Rhode Island Annual Fall Conference with Brenda M. Andrade, Stefanie Blankenship, Robert W. Britto-Oliveira, Aaron Coutu, Andrew P. Jackson, and Alvin T. Riley, Jr., at the Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI.
McCarthy, C. A. and Metko, S. (February 20, 2013). Beyond Content Management: LibGuides as a Collaborative Teaching Space. Invited presentation at Digital Engagement Workshop, Digital Media Lab at College of Continuing Education, Providence, RI. LibGuide presentation at http://libraryschool.campusguides.com/digiinfolit
McCarthy, C. A. (March 20, 2013). “WebEnhanced Content Management for Courses and Access to Library Resources,” Invited presentation at University of Rhode Island’s ITS Workshop. LibGuide presentation at http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/ITSDemoLibGuides
McCarthy, C. A. (March 23, 2013). Catapult Your Career: The Role of Leader in Implementing Common Core State Standards. Invited moderator of a panel of school librarians with Jamie Green, Jackie Lamoureux, Donna Good, Darshell Silva and Elizabeth Sinwell at University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Student ALA Conference. LibGuide presentation at http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/schoollibrarianpanel
McCarthy, C. A. (April 08, 2013). We’re All in It Together: Connecting Reference & Information Literacy Across All Rhode Island Libraries. Invited Keynote Panel Leader with panelists Jennifer Thomas, Prof. Mary MacDonald, Julie Holden and Amanda Richman at Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI. LibGuide presentation at http://libraryschool.libguidescms.com/alltogether