Lindsay Matts-Benson, she/her/hers Teaching and Learning Program Lead

Lindsay Matts-Benson
Email
matt0341@umn.edu
Phone
612-626-6801
Experts
Experts@UMN
Position title
Teaching and Learning Program Lead
Libraries department
Student Experience, Learning and Outreach

About

I collaborate with librarians and library staff on creating online instructional material, such as tutorials, videos and presentations. I also work with library staff on enhancing their in-person teaching practices. I enjoy investigating new technologies to improve online instruction as well as technologies that work to improve access to instructional materials.

My current research interests involve teaching students how to dislodge their prior knowledge and experience with using, finding, and evaluating information to make them better citizens of information and better academic researchers. I am interested in teaching students how and why information is used, stored and organized, and how having these knowledge, skills, and values helps students become more effective and ethical evaluators of information in their personal and academic lives.

I am a co-curriculum designer, presenter coordinator and presenter for the Association of College and Research Libraries' professional development workshop "Engaging with the ACRL Framework."

Visit our Library Research Tutorials guide to see our online tutorials.

Education

Master of Arts in Learning Technology - University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Certificate in e-learning - University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Masters of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

B.A. Communication & Sociology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Publications

Book Chapters

Gyendina, M. Matts-Benson, L. and Chen, Y. (2020) Library Instruction for Multilingual Students. Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students. Chicago: ACRL Press. 

Other - Curriculum

Johnson, B., Matts-Benson, L. and Baer, A. (2017) Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding our Teaching Practices Professional Development Curriculum on the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries – American Library Association.