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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Catherine Lantz, Assistant Professor & Liaison to the Life Sciences: Home


Coming from a background of math and humanities I worked at a community college library in the Chicago suburbs for 4 years before joining UIC in 2013.  I received my MLIS from Dominican University in 2009.

As the Liaison to the Life and Earth Sciences I connect science faculty and students to resources and provide reference and instruction in a variety of disciplines online and at Daley Library.


Lantz, C., Insua, G. M., Armstrong, A. R., & Pho, A. (2016). Student bibliographies: charting research skills over time. Reference Services Review, 44(3), 253-265. doi:10.1108/RSR-12-2015-0053

Lantz, C. (2016). Information Literacy in the Lab: Graduate Teaching Experiences in First-Year Biology. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 85. doi:10.5062/F4VD6WFV


Science Cafe

Find information about library services and resources on the newsletter published by graduate students in BIOS.


Illinois Information Literacy Summit. Moraine Valley, 2017.  Presentation: Finding Their Academic Voice: Using Research Findings to Help Students Enter the Research Conversation.  Refereed.

WILU (Workshop for Instruction Library Use) Vancouver, 2016. Presentation: Beyond Searching for Sources: Using Research Data to Explore the Intersection Between Information Literacy and Composition Instruction. Refereed. (

LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Conference. Pittsburg, 2016. Presentation: Code from Change! Practical Techniques for Making Your Assessment Data Actionable. Refereed.

Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. Boston, 2015. Poster Presentation: Science Literacy in the Lab: Research  Instruction in First Year Biology. Refereed.

Illinois Information Literacy Summit. Moraine Valley, 2015. Presentation:  Choose Your Own Assessment:  Exploring  Varied Techniques for Understanding the Student Research Process. Refereed.

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Chicago 2015. Task Force Report Presentation: Science & Technology  Section Research Agenda.

Grants & Awards

February 2014:  American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference Scholarship

Spring 2014: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois Research Subsidy

Spring 2015: Library Innovation Awards Seedling Grant

Contact Me

Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Library Association

     Association of College and Research Libraries

  •    2015 Annual Conference Poster Committee

     Science & Technology Section (of ACRL)

  •    Hot Topics

  •    Research Agenda Task Force

Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Exploring Online Tutorials

The Guide on the Side research team is building real time interactive tutorials. Email me if you are interested in using one.