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Matt Upson: Profile

Professional Service

  • 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

Books

Chapters

  • Upson, M., O’Neil, T., & Colquhoun, C. (Forthcoming, 2017). Freshman framework: Collaboratively developing a set of required instructional modules for Freshman Research Scholars.  In M. K. Hensley and S. Davis-Kahl, Undergraduate research and the academic librarian: Case studies & best practices. Chicago: ACRL.
  • Upson, M., & O’Neil, T. (2016). Undergraduate library research award workshops. In C. Ippoliti and R. W. Gammons, User-centered design for first-year library instruction programs. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO
  • Upson, M. & Mudd, A. (2014). Telling stories about the library: Using photo-comics as student research narratives. In K. Calkins & C. Kvenild (Eds.), The embedded librarian’s cookbook. Chicago: ACRL.
  • Mudd, A., Summey, T. P., & Upson, M. (2014). Not just an afterthought: Involving librarians in the instructional design process. In E. Leonard and E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually embedded: The librarian in an online environment. Chicago: ACRL.

Articles and Proceedings

Library Comics

Recent Presentations

  • 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. View summary at http://www.ala.org/lirt/conference-program-2017
  • 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. View summary at https://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events#LIRT
  • 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. View slides at http://coil.okacrl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Upson.pdf
  • 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. View slides at http://www.loexconference.org/presentations/LOEX2016_Neighbors%20Helping%20Neighbors.pdf
  • Upson., M., & Filbert, N. (2015, October). Making comics, making meaning. Presented at the Making Information Meaningful Conference, Tulsa, OK. View slides at http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/MIM2015
  • 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. View slides at https://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/home/about/october.html
  • 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.

 

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