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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Glenda Insua: Bio


I'm a reference and liaison librarian to the English Department and School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics. I have a MA in English from the Ohio State University and an MSI from the University of Michigan.

Librarian for English, Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics

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Glenda Insua
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607



Insua, G., Lantz, C., & Armstrong, A. (2018). Navigating roadblocks: First-year writing challenges through the lens of the ACRL Framework. Communications in Information Literacy, 12(2), 86-106.

Insua, G., Lantz, C., & Armstrong, A. (2018). In their own words: Using first-year student research journals to guide information literacy instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 18(1), 141-162.

Insua, G. (2018). Framing first-year writing course guides: A content analysis. Reference Services Review, 46(4), 500-512.

Lantz, C., Insua, G., Armstrong, A., Wood, T. and Dror, D. (2018). “I’m a visual learner, so I like this”: Investigating student and faculty tutorial preferences. Internet Reference Services Quarterly.

Lantz, C., Insua G., Armstrong, A., & Pho, A. (2016). Student bibliographies: Charting research skills over time. Reference Services Review. 44(3), 253-265.

Djenno, M., Insua G., & Pho, A. (2015). From paper to pixels: Using Google forms for collaboration and assessment. Library Hi Tech News. 32(4), 9-13.

Djenno, M., Insua, G., Gregory, G.M., & Brantley, J.S. (2014). Discovering usability: Comparing two discovery systems at one academic library. Journal of Web Librarianship. 8(3), 263-285.

Book Reviews

Insua, G. (2018). [Review of the book Reading, Research, and Writing: Teaching Information Literacy with Process-Based Research Assignments, by Mary Snyder Broussard]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 44(5), 679.

Insua, G. (2018). [Review of the book Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice, by Michelle Reale]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 44(3), 432.

Insua, G. (2017). [Review of the book, Service Learning Information Literacy, and Libraries. ed. J.E. Nutefall]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 43(3), 274.

Insua, G. (2016). [Review of the book The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence. eds. Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, Douglas DeChow]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 42(6), 765.

Insua, G. (2016). [Review of the book A New Deal for the Humanities: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education. ed. Gordon Hunter and Feisal G. Mohamed]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 42(4), 479.

Insua, G. (2016). [Review of the book Difficult Decisions: Closing & Merging Academic Libraries. ed. Sara Holden and Amber Butler Lannon]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 42(1), 103-104.

Insua, G. (2015). [Review of the book The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond ed. Megan Lacy]. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 41(2)220-221.


Armstron, A., Lantz, C. & Insua, G. (2019, May 24). Encountering the university: First-year students and the challenges of reading scholarly materials. Presented at the Workshop for Instruction for Library Use (WILU). Winnipeg, Canada. 

Armstrong, A., Lantz, C., & Insua, G. (2018, May 4). First the abstract, tomorrow the moon:  Breaking down barriers to the scholarly conversation through a close reading activity. Presented at the 46th annual LOEX Conference, Houston, TX.

Insua, G., Lantz, C., & Armstrong, A. (2017, May 5). Finding their academic voice: Using research findings to help students enter the research conversation. Presented at the 16th annual Information Literacy Summit, Palos Hills, IL.

Insua, G., Lantz, C., & Armstrong, A. (2016, June 1). Beyond searching for sources: Using research data to explore the intersections between information literacy and composition instruction. Presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Vancouver, Canada. 

Lantz, C., Armstrong, A., Insua, G., & Pho, A. (2016, May 6). Code for change! Practical techniques for making your assessment data actionable. Presented at the 44th annual LOEX Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Lantz, C., Armstrong, A., Insua, G., & Pho, A. (2015, April 10). Choose your own assessment: Exploring varied techniques for understanding the student research process. Presented at the 14th annual Information Literacy Summit, Palos Hills, IL.

Djenno, M., Insua, G., & Pho, A. (2014, August 18-19). From paper to pixels: Using Google forms for collaboration and assessment. Poster session presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, Lyon, France.

Insua, G., & Armstrong, A. (2014, May 9). From hack to Herzog: Supporting research-based student-made documentaries as the new “research paper”. Presented at the 42nd annual LOEX Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Djenno, M., Gregory, G., Insua, G., & Brantley, J. (2014, March 21). What we discovered about discovery: A comparative analysis of WorldCat Local and Summon at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Presented at the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Conference, Oak Brook, IL.

Naru, L., Logan, F. & Insua, G. (2013, July 13) Library renovations and new spaces. OCLC/WebJunction youThink! Fridays Webinar Series. Retrieved from