Instructional Designer

241 Walter Library
612-626-6801
matt0341@umn.edu

She/her/hers

As the Libraries' Instructional Designer, 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 Workshops, Tutorials and Guides page to learn more about our online instruction offerings. 

 

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

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