Albion College librarians have developed a strong program of library instruction to meet the needs of our students and faculty and to support the College's liberal arts curriculum. The instruction program emphasizes information literacy and promotes critical thinking and lifelong learning. The library staff offer a variety of instruction services including general library orientation sessions, course-specific and assignment-specific library instruction, and instructions on using specific research tools and the critical evaluation of sources. Librarians work closely with faculty to be certain that the reference sources, research strategies and evaluation methods that are presented address the specific information and research needs of the students in their classes.
Cheryl Blackwell, information literacy/reference librarian.
B.S., 1980, Wayne State University; M.I.L.S., 1987, University of Michigan. Appointed 1987.
Claudia C. Diaz, library co-director.
B.A., 1976, College of William and Mary; A.M.L.S., 1984, University of Michigan. Appointed 1984.
Nicole H. Smeltekop, archivist.
B.A., 2005, Michigan State University; M.L.I.S., Wayne State University, 2006. Appointed 2010.
Megan M. Kudzia, web services and emerging technologies librarian.
B.A., 2008, Kalamazoo College; M.S.L.I.S., 2009, Wayne State University. Appointed 2011.
Alice Wiley Moore, library instruction/reference librarian.
B.A., 1973, Albion College; M.I.L.S., 1988, University of Michigan. Appointed 1974.
Michael A. Van Houten, library co-director.
B.S., 1975, Central Michigan University; A.M.L.S., 1978, University of Michigan. Appointed 1980.