Matt Upson: Profile
How Can Matt Help You?
I Can Help With
- Basic Library Information for Undergraduates
- Comics and Graphic Novels
- Comp II Instruction
- Inform Your Thinking Library Tutorials
- Library Ambassador Program
- News Literacy, Fact-Checking, and Popping Your Filter Bubble
- Open Educational Resources/Open Textbooks
- Undergraduate Library Research Award
- Visits from High School Groups
- 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
- Upson, M., Hall, C. M., & Cannon, K. (2015). Information now: A graphic guide to student research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Selected by Choice Reviews Online as a Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates, 2015-2016
- Luetkenhaus, H., Peters, D., & Upson, M. (2019). Campus revolution: Engaging in critical information literacy through the examination of race, gender, and free speech during the 1960s. In N. Bartlett, E. Gadelha, & C. Nofziger, Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library.
- Luetkenhaus, H., Colquhoun, C., & Upson, M. (2019). No such thing as neutral: Rethinking undergraduate instruction and outreach in a time of “post-truth”. In A. Baer, E. Cahoy, and R. Schroeder, Libraries promoting reflective dialogue in a time of political polarization. Chicago: ACRL.
- Pitts, J., Collins, H., & Upson, M. (2018). Determining impact and developing narratives: Tracking national, institutional, and student impact of open online instruction. In C. Ippoliti, The savvy librarian’s guide to technology innovation in academic libraries: Moving beyond the wow factor. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Upson, M., O’Neil, T., & Colquhoun, C. (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
- Ferer, E., Black, E. L., & Upson, M. (Forthcoming). Neighbors helping neighbors: Partnering with undergraduate research offices to present scholarship as a conversation. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2016.
- Upson, M. (2015). Comics on campus: Starting a successful graphic novel collection at your academic library. Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries.
- Poggiali, J., Webb, K. K., Upson, M., & Allman, K. (forthcoming). Zombies, pirates, and law students: Creating comics for your academic library. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2014.
- Upson, M. & Mudd, A. (forthcoming). Telling stories about the library: Student-generated comics as information literacy narratives. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2013.
- Mudd, A., Summey, T., & Upson, M. (2015). It takes a village to design a course: Embedding a librarian in course design. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 69-88.
- Upson, M, Mudd, A., & Moffat, K. (2014). Text, image, story: Using photo comics for instruction, promotion, and participation in the academic library. Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, 4.
- Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2013). Comic Book Guy in the classroom: The educational power and potential of graphic storytelling in library instruction. Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, 3, 28-38.
- Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2011). Zombie attacks: How they can contribute to the success of your library. College & Research Libraries News, 72(7), 390–393.
- Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2014). Secrets of the pirate library: A guide to your Independence Community College library. Atomic Raygun Comics.
- Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2012). Sundown at the library: How to use your Coffeyville Community College library. Atomic Raygun Comics.
- Selected for inclusion in ACRL’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database (PRIMO)
- Selected as PRIMO’s March 2013 Site of the Month.
- Upson, M., & Hall, C. M. (2012). Supreme librarians in metaspace (promotional comic for MLS program). Atomic Raygun Comics.
- Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2011). Monster clash! Using the Wilton library...ferociously! Atomic Raygun Comics. Retrieved from http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/monster-clash/ (dead link)
- Hall, C. M., & Upson, M. (2011). Library of the living dead. Atomic Raygun Comics.
- Selected for inclusion in ACRL’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database (PRIMO)
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.