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Libraries welcome new Instructional Design Librarian

July 19, 2013
image of Leslin Charles seated in an office chair

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to welcome Leslin Charles, the new Instructional Design Librarian on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campuses.

Leslin will work with librarians, teaching faculty, and directors of academic programs to take stock of and assess current Libraries instruction activities and to create an enhanced instruction program that is scalable and sustainable. Her efforts will focus on using instruction programs to foster greater information literacy among the undergraduate student population at Rutgers, in all disciplines.

Leslin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad and a Masters of Library Science degree from Queens College in Flushing, NY. For the past 11 years Leslin served as the Coordinator of Information Literacy Instruction at Berkeley College, with campuses in New York and New Jersey, where she worked closely with the teaching faculty to integrate library instruction into the curriculum. She has extensive experience working with faculty to define instructional outcomes, develop meaningful instruction activities, and measure student learning.

Leslin is a recognized leader for her work in library instruction and information literacy. She received the 2012 Associate of the Year for Innovation award at Berkeley College, for her work in developing a curriculum map on information literacy. In June 2013 she spoke at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference in Rome on "Integrating Information Literacy into the curriculum: Creating and implementing an information literacy curriculum map". In April 2011 she spoke at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference in London on "Advancing information literacy: Ensuring accountability via assessment." In April 2010 she co-presented a workshop on "Information Literacy in the Online Environment" at the New Jersey Library Association's annual convention in Long Branch, NJ.

Leslin can be reached at leslin.charles@rutgers.edu or 848-445-4432. Her office is located in the Kilmer Library, on the Livingston campus.