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McCord Tewell

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Instructor

B.A., University of Colorado at DenverM.L.I.S., Drexel University


Popular media and active learning in library instruction, Televisual representations of libraries, Student research processes.


Author, “Tying Television Comedies to Information Literacy: A Mixed-Methods Investigation” published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Author, “‘Punk-Ass Book Jockeys’: Library Anxiety in the Television Programs Community and Parks & Recreation,” published in Library Philosophy and Practice

Co-Author, “Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students,” published in Public Services Quarterly

Lectures and Presentations

Co-Presenter, “They’re Fun, But Are They Sustainable? Assessing Games-Based Learning in Library Instruction,” presented at the Library Instruction West Biennial Conference (2014)

Co-Presenter, “The Amazing Library Race: Using Problem-Based Learning and Assessment in Library Orientations,” presented at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (2014)