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Matt Upson: Profile

Professional Service

  • Vice-Chair, ACRL/IS Management and Leadership Committee (2017-2018)
  • Co-Chair, ALA LIRT Transitions to College Committee (2016-2018)
  • Co-Convenor, ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group (2016-)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of New Librarianship (2016-)
  • Member, ALA LIRT Conference Programming Committee (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Oklahoma Library Association Awards Committee (2016-2017)
  • Secretary, ACRL/IS Management and Leadership Committee (2015-2016)
  • Secretary, Oklahoma Chapter, Association of College & Research Libraries (2015)
  • Mentor, ACRL Mentoring Program (2015)
  • Mentor, ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Mentoring Programing (2014)
  • State Officer, ACRL Library Marketing & Outreach Interest Group (2014-)
  • Continuing Education Committee, Oklahoma Library Association (2014-2015)
  • ACRL/Instruction Section Professional Education Committee (2013-2014)

Selected Publications & Presentations



Articles and Proceedings

Library Comics

Recent Presentations

  • Luetkenhaus, H., Peters, D., Upson, M. (2018, November). Campus revolution: Engaging in critical information literacy through the examination of race, gender, and free speech during the 1960s. Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Upson, M., Mallon, M., & Pitts, J. (2018, October). Critical thinking for complex times: How the New Literacies Alliance uses OER for information literacy. Presented at the Open Education Southern Symposium, Fayetteville, AR.

  • Luetkenhaus, H., Upson, M., & Colquhoun, C. (2018, July). That face when your class is fake news: Critical librarianship in the for-credit classroom. Presented at 2018 Library Instruction West Conference, Grand Junction, CO.

  • Upson, M., Luetkenhaus, H., & Colquhoun, C. (2017, November). Intentionally disruptive: Developing and delivering a critical information literacy course. Presented at 2017 Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (OK-ACRL) Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK.
  • Upson, M., Luetkenhaus, H., & Colquhoun, C. (2017, October). Down with databases and dead eyes: Reimagining first-year college student instruction for real life. Presented at 2017 Kansas Library Association Conference, Wichita, KS.
  • Atkinson, A.,Upson, M., & Ippoliti, C. (2017, June). From Kindergarteners to Collegians, helping students make the grade. Invited presentation for Library Instruction Round Table at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago.
  • West, B., & Upson, M. (2017, June). Examining and supporting student transitions across the library spectrum. Preconference planner and moderator for Library Instruction Round Table Transitions to College Committee at ALA Annual Conference, Chicago.
  • Sears, R., & Upson, M. (2017, April). Filter bubbles and bursting bubbles: Who does the algorithm think you are? Presented at the Fake News is No News Teach-In event, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • Upson, M., Luetkenhaus, H., & Oberhelman, D. (2017, April). Consuming news when the buffet is huge: Tips for planning a healthy information diet. Presented at the Fake News is No News Teach-In event, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • Upson, M. (2016, September). Untapped resource: Fruitful collaborations between the academic library and undergraduate research office at Oklahoma State University. Presented at the OSRHE 7th Annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference, Oklahoma City.
  • Upson, M., & Singleton, N. (2016, July). Donald Trump, legalizing marijuana, & the healing power of cat purrs: Using infographics to start conversations about visual literacy, source evaluation, & information ethics. Presented at unCOILed 2016 Conference, Stillwater, OK.
  • Ferer, E., Black, E. L., & Upson, M. (2016, May). Neighbors helping neighbors: Partnering with undergraduate research offices to present scholarship as a conversation. Presented at LOEX 2016 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Upson., M., & Filbert, N. (2015, October). Making comics, making meaning. Presented at the Making Information Meaningful Conference, Tulsa, OK.
  • Upson, M. (2015, October). Graphic engagement: Designing a comic book guide for basic information literacy and research skills. Presented at the Dartmouth College Library October Conference, Hanover, NH.
  • O’Neil, T., & Upson, M. (2015, June). The OSU Undergraduate Library Research Award: A model of intra-institutional collaboration. Presented at the CUR Conference on Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining, Norman, OK.
  • Poggiali, J., Webb, K. K., Upson, M., & Allman, K. (2014, May). Zombies, pirates, and law students: Creating comics for your academic library. Presented at the LOEX 2014 Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.