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

Lindsay Matts-Benson
Full position title(s)
Teaching and Learning Program Lead
Libraries department
Student Experience, Learning and Accessibility


I work in partnership with librarians, archivists, curators, and library staff on enhancing their teaching practices - both in-person and online and I develop strategy, programs and partnerships around campus to further the Libraries impact on student learning.

I am a self-appointed information literacy nerd - I enjoy working with learners on how to dislodge and disrupt 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 working with students on how and why information is used, stored and organized, and how having these knowledge, skills, and values helps learners become more effective and ethical evaluators of information in their personal and academic lives.

My research interests revolve around the connections between misinformation techniques and information literacy - how conceptual understandings in information literacy can help us combat misinformation.


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."

I also developed the Academic Integrity at the University of Minnesota short course.

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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

Selected presentations and publications

Invited presentations

Invited Speaker. Matts-Benson, L. Information literacy as a social responsibility. - librarians as leaders in an information society.  14th BAD National Congress - Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas -- The Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists. May 2023 

Keynote. Matts-Benson, L. Creating community through information literacy instruction - What research on misinformation techniques can teach us about student learning experiences. 5th Meeting of Higher Education Libraries --Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. June 2022.

Panelist. Smith, K., Golden, G., and Matts-Benson, L. Behind the Headlines: Reporters and news consumers in a 24/7 media world. University of Minnesota Friends of the Libraries event. October 2020. 

Workshop co-presenter. Matts-Benson, L. & Palahniuk, A. Yah, Sure, You Betcha: You Can Create Good-Looking, Usable, Accessible and Unforgettable Online Library Instruction. 2019 LOEX Conference, Minneapolis, MN. May 2019. 

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.