Michelle Keba

Primary tabs


User Information

User Name
Michelle Keba
Organization
Palm Beach Atlantic University Library

Interests

Interests
  • Accreditation
  • Advocacy
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Career Advice
  • Children's Literature
  • Civic Engagement
  • Collection Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Equity of Access
  • Information Commons
  • Information Literacy
  • Instruction
  • International Issues
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership
  • Legislation
  • Librarianship
  • Literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • New ALA Members
  • Organizational Change
  • Outreach Services
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Development
  • Reference Services
  • Technology
  • Training
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Virtual Communities and Libraries
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Type of Libraries
  • All
  • Academic

  • Bio

    Bio
    I am currently a Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Warren Library at Palm Beach Atlantic University. I received my Master's degree in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information where I was a co-director for the UT ALA/TLA Student Chapter. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, I taught English Language Arts at a low income school in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas through the Teach for America program. I have also attended the University of Florida where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology Summa Cum Laude as well as minors in Spanish and Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. I am particularly interested in the role of instructional and reference services in creating information literacy programs for college students. Professionally, I would like to research how the educational achievement gap extends into the context of college and what role librarians can play in closing this gap.

    Work

    Current Work
    Palm Beach Atlantic University Library (Academic Library)
    Reference Librarian
    Warren Library, Palm Beach Atlantic University
    2015

    Past Work Experience
    Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University (Academic Library)
    Distance and Instructional Services Librarian
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2012 - 2015

    Perry-CastaƱeda Library University of Texas at Austin (Academic Library)
    Reference and Information Services Graduate Research Assistant
    Austin, TX
    2011 - 2012

    Teach for America; Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District (Other)
    English Language Arts Teacher
    Edcouch, TX
    2008 - 2010

    Education

    Master of Science in Information Studies, 2012
    Univeristy of Texas at Austin, ischool

    Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 2008
    University of Florida

    Favorite Sessions

    2013 ALA Annual Conference