Hello! I am Rebecca Renirie, and I am the librarian for Biology, Engineering, and Mathematics research at CMU Libraries. I am also a liaison to the Master of Education students in Ontario, Canada, and provide research help for the students and faculty of CMU Online and the remote, off-campus centers in my capacity of Distance Education Librarian. I provide on-call research help, personal research consultations, and deliver instruction sessions to classes both in person and online. I am also available to be embedded into Blackboard sites for point-of-need research help.
Prior to my appointment at CMU I was a Science Librarian at the University of Michigan Libraries, where I was a liaison to the School of Natural Resources and Environment (interim), the UM Herbarium and Botany Program, and the Museum of Natural History. My research interests include information literacy in the sciences; andragogy; distance and online learning; active learning and instructional design; citation analysis; and threshold concepts in higher education.
MLIS | Library and Information Science | Wayne State University | 2008
BS | Biological Sciences | University of Michigan-Dearborn | 2002
Selected Papers and Proceedings
Renirie, R. H., & Keba, M. (Eds.). (2016). Seventeenth distance library services conference proceedings. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University.
Rundels, J., & Renirie, R. H. (Eds.). (2014). Sixteenth distance library services conference proceedings. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University.
Rundels, J., & Hill, R. (2014). Using technology to connect distance learning communities to scholarly information: Best practices and tools for information literacy. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 9(4), 301-313.
Behr, M., & Hill, R. (2012). Mining e-reserves data for collection assessment: An analysis of how instructors use library collections to support distance learners. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 6(3-4), 159-179.
Selected Presentations, Workshops, and Posters
Renirie, R. H. (2015, November). Using Prezi to teach the Research as Inquiry frame. Online presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries Distance Learning Section Discussion Group webinar The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses.
Renirie, R. H. (2015, June). Flipping the classroom with Prezi: Engaging students and zooming to information literacy. Workshop presented at the Michigan Library Association Technology and Trends Workshop, Allendale, MI.
Renirie, R. H. (2015, May). READing remote reference: Using the READ Scale to analyze virtual reference trends. Poster presented at the Michigan Library Association 2015 Conference, Bay City, MI.
Renirie, R. H. (2013, April). "The ability to navigate": Distance students' assessment of library instruction sessions. Poster presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN.