Instructional Designer

241 Walter Library


I've been with the Libraries since 2012. As the Libraries' Instructional Designer, I collaborate with librarians and library staff on building online instructional material, such as tutorials, videos and presentations. I also work with library staff on enhacing their in-person teaching practice. I enjoy investigating new technologies to improve online instruction as well as technologies that work to improve access to instructional materials.

Before joining the UMN, I earned an MLIS from Dominican University in 2004, and I worked for four years as a Circulation Librarian at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. In 2008, I moved positions to become Mitchell's first Educational Technologist working in areas of integrating technology into the law school classroom and building synchronous and asynchronous online and hybrid courses. I helped develop what became the first online-hybrid, ABA-accredited Juris Doctor program in the country. While working at Mitchell, I earned a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-Learning from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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." My current research interests involve learning transfer through online learning, curriculum design around the ACRL Framework, and investigating new technologies to improve online information literacy instruction.

Visit our Workshops, Tutorials and Guides page to learn more about our online offerings. 



Master of Arts in Learning Technology - University of St. Thomas

Certificate in e-learning - University of St. Thomas

Masters of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

B.A. Communication & Sociology, Concordia College

Service to Professional Organizations

Member, ex-officio, Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee, ACRL 2017-present
Member, ex officio, Framework Advisory Board, ACRL. 2017.
Lindsay Matts-Benson