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EDUCATION

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, 2013
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics – Secondary Education, 2007
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

2017 – present Education and Social Sciences Librarian, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Liaison to the School of Education and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Develop collections serving these disciplines. Provide in-person and virtual instruction and reference services.
2015 – 2017 Online Librarian, Broadview Education Consortium, Telecommuted
Created information literacy tutorials and provided virtual reference services.  Maintained the library website and discovery system. Purchased and managed eResources.
2013 – 2015 Campus Librarian, Minnesota School of Business – Rochester
Taught information literacy sessions.  Provided face-to-face and virtual reference services.  Managed the library on small campus as solo librarian in a network.  College is part of Broadview Education Consortium.
2013 Reference Assistant, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
2013 Instruction and Reference Practicum Student, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
2012 – 2013 Circulation Student Assistant, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
2011 Reference Intern, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 Adjunct Instructor, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
INFS 1000: Information Literacy & Research Skills
2015 Adjunct Instructor, Minnesota School of Business – Rochester
Foundations of Math I & Microsoft Office Applications II (Hybrid)
2014 Adjunct Instructor, Minnesota School of Business – Rochester
Microsoft Office Applications I (Hybrid)
2010 – 2011 Substitute Teacher, Independent School Districts 833 and 834, Washington County, MN
Math and Special Education classes
2009 – 2010 Mathematics Teacher, Park High School, Cottage Grove, MN
Algebra II, Geometry, GRAD Math & Introduction to Probability and Statistics
2008 – 2009 Mathematics Teacher, Stillwater Area High School, Stillwater, MN
Math Standards, Probability and Statistics & Several short courses taught at the Stillwater Alternative Learning Center

PUBLICATIONS

Pittman, K., Mars, A., & Brager, T. (in press). Finding expertise in your own backyard: Creating communities of practice to support learning about the Framework. In H. Julien, M. Gross, & D. Latham (Eds.), The information literacy framework: Case-studies of successful implementation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Brager, T., Pittman, K., & Mars, A. (in press). Don’t panic: The academic librarian’s guide to building community around the ACRL Framework. 2018 LOEX Conference Proceedings.

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Argo, G., Brager, T., & Hinck, G. (2018, October). Delivering course materials inside the LMS: An ITS and libraries partnership. Poster presented at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Brager, T., Mars, A., & Pittman, K. (2018, October). Finding common ground: Creating community & connections around information literacy. Presented at the Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota Fall Conference, Alexandria, MN.

Beschnett, A. & Brager, T. (2018, October). Meeting users where they are: Teaching information literacy online. Presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Beschnett, A. & Brager, T. (2018, October). Adventures with ADDIE: Creating an online professional development program. Poster presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Argo, G., Hinck, G., & Brager, T. (2018, August). Beyond textbooks and coursepacks: Using the LMS to make course materials more affordable. Presented at the Minnesota eLearning Summit, Minneapolis, MN.

Pittman, K., Mars, A., Brager, T. (2018, May). Don’t panic: The academic librarian’s guide to building an ACRL Framework community of practice. Presented at the LOEX Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Brager, T., Mars, A., & Pittman, K. (2018, April). The humanities librarian’s guide to the ACRL Framework. Webinar presented to the ACRL Literatures in English Section.

Mars, A. & Brager, T. (2017, October). 23 Framework Things: Minnesota librarians on the cutting edge of information literacy practice. Presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Rochester, MN.

Mars, A., Brager, T., & Pittman, K. (2017, April). A curious skeptic’s guide to the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. Presented at ARLD Day, Chanhassen, MN.

Mars, A., Brager, T., & Pittman, K. (2017, April). Let’s build together: Minnesota librarians implementing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.  ARLD Day Pre-conference Workshop, Maplewood, MN.

Mills, A., Brager, T., & Moran, V. (2017, March). Video killed the library star: Making low pressure videos for your library. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Brager, T. (2016, April). Building library skill guides in your institution’s LMS. Lightning round presented at ARLD Day, Chanhassen, MN.

Mills, A., Brager, T., & Moran, V. (2016, March). Video killed the library star: Making low pressure videos for your library. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Borowske, K. & Brager, T. (2015, March). Form, function, and the right tools: Effective publications for the accidental designer. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Brager, T., & Lesniaski, D. (2014, February). Illustrating musical relationships through visualization software.  Presented at the Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

PROGRAMS DEVELOPED

Beschnett, A. & Brager, T. (2018). Creating online information literacy learning objects: I’ll get to it this summer. https://librarylearningobjects.wordpress.com/

Online course and materials for using the ADDIE instructional design model to create digital learning objects

 

Cooperating Libraries in Consortium Reference and Instruction Community of Interest. (2018). The future or un-future of the academic library: A CLIC unconference.

Mars, A., Pittman, K., & Brager, T. (2017). 23 framework things. https://23frameworkthings.wordpress.com/

Online professional development program and community of practice surrounding the ACRL Framework
*Won 2018 ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award

SERVICE

Minnesota

MLA Instruction Round Table: Co-chair, 2017 – 2018

MLA Website Task Force: Member, 2016 – 2017

MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence Admissions Committee: Member 2015 – 2017

Local

University of St. Thomas Libraries Social Sciences Library Round Table: Member and Chair, 2017 – present

Cooperating Libraries in Consortium Reference and Instruction Community of Interest: Member, 2017 – present

University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling Curriculum Committee: Member, 2017 – 2018

Broadview Education Consortium Library Research Award Committee: Member and Chair, 2014 – 2017

Broadview Education Consortium Library Instruction Committee: Chair, 2014 – 2016

Broadview Education Consortium Library Website Committee: Member and Chair, 2014 – 2016

Minnesota School of Business – Rochester Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: Member, 2015

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ACRL Immersion, St. Paul, MN, 2018

Certificate in Mobile Application Development, Minnesota School of Business – Rochester, 2015

MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence, Grand Rapids, MN., 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Library Association, 2012 – present

Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017 – present

Minnesota Library Association, 2012 – present

Progressive Librarians Guild, 2011 – 2015