Professional Activities

"Online Folders in EBSCOhost : Classroom Uses"
September 2014  ITT Strongsville Faculty In-Service
"Information Literacy: Helping Students Navigate the Wide World of Information"
December 2012  ITT Strongsville Faculty In-Service

"Building Your Thinking Power Part I:Mental Flexibility" from Toastmasters International
June 2011 AmeriCorps Wellness 360 member meeting

“Media Relations Training”
December 2010 AmeriCorps Wellness 360 member meeting

“Gamer Librarian: More than Mario”
October 2008 VLA Conference

“Gaming In The Library: An Introduction”
May 2008 Chesapeake Public Library System (CPLS) Staff Day

“The 21st Century Library: A Review of the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County”
March 2008 CPLS Director’s Meeting

“ In Our Library”
November 2007 CPLS Director’s Meeting

“Wikipedia and the Reference Librarian”
2007 National PCA/ACA Conference

Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
2011 Conference-Toledo, OH

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
2009 Conference-Seattle, WA

Virginia Library Association (VLA)
2008 Conference-Williamsburg, VA
2007 Conference-Hot Springs, VA


Workshop Series
ITT Technical Institute
I put together a series of workshops for our students. Topics were designed to support the skills necessary to be  successful in college. When possible I created a hands-on activity for students to practice with. Sample topics include:
  • Academic Integrity
  • APA Format
  • Scholarship resources
Pathfinder Handouts
ITT Technical Institute
I worked with the Corporate Librarian to create one page pathfinders designed for individual schools of study. Each pathfinder contained a list of relevant databases and resources as well as sample APA citations using in-field examples.

Blog Contributor
I regularly provide blog posts on issues relevant to librarians at Two Year Colleges. I also helped draft the mission statement.

Professional Organizations

Library Organizations
American Library Association (ALA)
Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 2011-2012
Tidewater Area Reference Librarians (TARL) 2007-2008
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section (ACRL-CJCLS)
Library Leadership And Management Association (LLAMA) 2011-2012
Social Responsibilities Roundtable (SRRT) 2011-2012

Other Organizations
Fairlawn Toastmasters
  • Secretary 2011-2012
  • Webmaster 2011-2012
  • President 2012-20121

Laura Dowler,
Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 PM
Laura Dowler,
Apr 28, 2011, 12:53 PM
Laura Dowler,
Apr 28, 2011, 12:53 PM
Laura Dowler,
Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 PM