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Distance Education Librarian | Biology and Engineering Librarian
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Rebecca Renirie
Contact:
Park Library 218
989.774.6080

Hello!  I am Rebecca Renirie, and I am the librarian for Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial and Data Science research at CMU Libraries.  I am also the Medical Librarian, providing specialized research assistance for the students, staff, and faculty of the College of Medicine. Finally, I am the interim librarian for Fashion and Interior Design and Merchandising. I provide on-call research assistance in these areas, such as:

  • Resource suggestions and search strategies for student research projects
  • Detailed search assistance for systematic reviews
  • Literature searches for faculty research projects
  • Searching library subscription and open access resources for course development (finding videos, ebooks, etc.)
  • One-on-one or group consultations for student, staff, and faculty research projects (online only in Fall 2020)
  • Collection development in selected areas (requests for new books, etc.)

Please use the options on the left to contact me or make a virtual appointment today!

My own research interests include information literacy in the sciences, research data management and data literacy, active learning, citation analysis, and threshold concepts in higher education.

Education
MLIS | Library and Information Science | Wayne State University | 2008
BS | Biological Sciences | University of Michigan-Dearborn | 2002

Papers and Proceedings

Renirie, R. H. (2020). Instruction through virtual reference: Mapping the ACRL Framework. Reference Services Review, 48(2), 243-257. doi:10.1108/RSR-09-2019-0060.

Renirie, R. H., & Harper, S. (2019). Flipped library instruction and scholarly resources: A citation analysis. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 13(4), 339-352. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2020.1713277.

Renirie, R. H. (2017). Retention of adult and traditional learners: Library strategies for student success. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 11(3-4), 314-329. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2017.1406876

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.

Presentations, Workshops, and Posters

Renirie, R. H. (2018, June). Framing the vision: Connecting the ACRL Framework to core competencies in a biology undergraduate curriculum. Poster session presented at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Renirie, R. H. (2017, July). Data literacy in the biology undergraduate curriculum. Lightning talk presented at the 2017 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp, East Lansing, MI.

Renirie, R. H., Mathson, S., & Rundels, J. (2017, May). Merging two information services departments: Impacts and outcomes. Session presented at the 2017 Michigan Academic Libraries Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Weible, J., Cunningham, K., St. John, D., Renirie, R. H., & Francek, M. (2017, May). The “T” is not just in STEM: Technology to support learning in all classes. Session presented at the 2017 Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Renirie, R. H. (2017, March). The ACRL Framework in the virtual reference transaction: Mapping questions and answers to threshold concepts. Poster session presented at the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Renirie, R. H. (2017, March). Assessing with the Framework in the online classroom: Using a pre-/post-test based on threshold concepts of information literacy. Poster session presented at the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Renirie, R. H., Mathson, S., Craig, M., and Rundels, J. (2016, December). Merging two information services departments: Challenges and opportunities. Session presented at the 2016 Michigan Academic Libraries Association Mini-Conference, Dearborn, MI.

Avasthi, S., & Renirie, R. H. (2015, November). The Research as Inquiry Framework in distance education courses. Webinar presented for the Fall 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries Distance Learning Section Fall Discussion Group session. Available from https://youtu.be/YaLk-zmsHqM

Renirie, R. H., & Rundels, J. (2015, September). Working effectively in a distributed environment. Session presented at the 2015 Central Michigan University Global Campus In-Service, Mount Pleasant, MI.

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.

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