Shelley Blundell, Research and Learning Services
It is a pleasure to acknowledge Shelley Blundell, Research and Learning Services, for her recent professional endeavors.
The University of Akron – Professional accomplishments
*Organized and facilitated the display of winning academic posters from the 2015 University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium in Room 168 in Bierce Library. The display ran from April 10 to May 4, and was coordinated in partnership with Dr. Heather Burton in the Office of Graduate Student Development, and Interim Dean Phyllis O’Connor, Marketing and Communications Manager Stephanie Dawson-Everett, Assistant to the Dean Joe Williams, and Administrative Assistant Ann Evans from University Libraries.
*Served as an oral presentation session evaluator for The 2015 University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium on April 9, 2015.
*Served on the 2015 University Libraries Outstanding Student Employee Award Committee.
*Successfully defended her dissertation on March 31, and will graduate May 8 with her Ph.D. in Communication and Information. Her dissertation topic was “A descriptive phenomenological investigation of the academic information search process experience of remedial undergraduate students.
*Aided in the preparation of the poster “Conceptualizing and implementing dispositional assessments for students at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science,” presented by Dr. Frank Lambert at the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in January, 2015. The poster presented research undertaken by Lambert, Blundell, and Dr. Meghan Harper in KSU SLIS during 2014.
*Published “Storifying the remedial undergraduate student experience: How one class inspired an information literacy research agenda” in the May edition of Rhetoric Today, a publication of the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Article is available at http://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/rhet/Newsletter/Pages/articleDetails.aspx?aid=115