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

Biography

Coming from a background of math and humanities I started my library career at a community college library in the Chicago suburbs 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.

Publications

Lantz, C., & Dempsey, P. R. (2019). Information Literacy Strategies Used By Second- and Third-year Biology Students. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (92).

Insua, G. M., 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.

Lantz, C., Insua, G. M., Armstrong, A. R., Dror, D., & Wood, T. (2018).  "I'm a visual learner so I like this: Investigating student and faculty tutorial preferences.  Internet Reference Services Quarterly. (email me for article access)

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.

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.

Presentations

ALA Virtual Community Through Connection Conference, 2020. Presentation: Faculty Views of Student Reading Behaviors: A Qualitative Investigation to Inform.  Refereed. With Annie Armstrong and Glenda Insua.

WILU Nova Scotia, 2020. Presentation: Faculty perceptions and support of student academic reading habits: Envisioning a role for librarians  Refereed. With Annie Armstrong and Glenda Insua. Postponed to 2021.

WILU (Workshop for Instruction Library Use) Winnipeg, 2019. Presentation: Encountering the University: First-Year Students and the Challenges of Reading Scholarly Materials. Refereed. With Annie Armstrong and Glenda Insua.

LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Conference. Houston, 2018. Presentation: First the Abstract, Tomorrow the Moon! Breaking Down Barriers to the Scholarly Conversation through a Close Reading Activity. Refereed. With Annie Armstrong and Glenda Insua.

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

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.With Annie Armstrong and Glenda Insua. (https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/58233/items/1.0305689)

LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Conference. Pittsburg, 2016. Presentation: Code from Change! Practical Techniques for Making Your Assessment Data Actionable. Refereed. With Annie Armstrong, Glenda Insua and Annie Pho.

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. With Annie Armstrong, Glenda Insua and Annie Pho.

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

Grants & Awards

Spring 2020: Library Innovation Awards Seedling Grant

Fall 2019: Library Innovation Awards Seedling Grant

Spring 2015: Library Innovation Awards Seedling Grant

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

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

 

 

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