Jill Westen

Information Literacy Librarian

More about Jill Westen

Liaison Areas: Art, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Religion & Philosophy. Essential Eds: IS 101, IS 201, and EN 112. ILAC Coordinator.

Academic Background
MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MFA, Fiction, University of Iowa (Writer’s Workshop)
BA, English Writing with a minor in Piano Performance, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN

Professional Involvement
ALA, ACRL, ILA, ILA/ACRL, MLA

Grants
America’s Music Grant, 2013, from the NEH

Publications & Presentations

Westen, J. (2016, January 27). Music without borders: Loaning out world-music instruments to expand patron horizons. American Libraries (online). Retrieved from http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/01/27/music-without-borders-instrument-collection/

Westen, J. (2016, September). Naxos Music Library World. Choice Reviews. Retrieved from http://www.choicereviews.org/review/10.5860/CHOICE.197666

Westen, J. (2016, May). Research labs: A hybrid format to enable deeper learning, assessment, and engagement of digital natives. Presentation at Iowa ILA/ACRL Spring 2016 Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Westen, J. and McHose, A. (2016, May). When students are the face of service: Assessing circulation student employees’ skills, service, and successful training. Presentation at Iowa ILA/ACRL Spring 2016 Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Forthcoming 2017: Two chapters in an A-R Editions book on information literacy education in the music discipline.