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Angela Doucet Rand

University of South Alabama

University Library, Baldwin County Campus

10 N. Summit St., Fairhope, AL 36532

Phone: 251-928-8133  Fax: 251-928-8212

Email: arand@southalabama.edu  Website: www.angeladoucetrand.com

 

Educational Background

 

Doctoral Candidate (2013), Instructional Design and Development

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

 

Master of Science (2006), Library and Information Science

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

 

Master of Arts coursework, 36 semester hours (2000), English Literature

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

 

Bachelor of Arts (1997), English Literature

Athens State College, Athens AL,

 

Professional Background

 

2008 - Present

Assistant Librarian

University of South Alabama

Librarian/Head of Information Services

Plan, develop, promote, and teach library instruction and information literacy.  Design and develop multimedia library instruction and maintain online repository of information literacy tutorials (www.LibraryNow.info).  Assist professors in teaching research skills and writing skills for undergraduates.  Assist faculty, staff and students in the use of electronic resources.  Plan for and manage needs related to computer technology hardware and software to support student, staff, and faculty.  Assist staff members to promote classes, services, and programs using print, multimedia, and social media platforms.  Provide support for maintenance of University of South Alabama Baldwin County campus website. Manage hosting and publication platform for campus website.  Supervise computer technology assistant position.

 

1999 - 2008

Reference/Information Technology/Adult Programs Librarian

Orange Beach Public Library

Provide reference services.  Create and maintain library webliographies and bibliographies. Create, plan and implement adult programming activities.  Manage fiction and nonfiction audiobook collection development. Contribute to printed fiction and nonfiction collection development.  Plan, develop and teach computer user and online social media classes to adults. Perform library circulation activities.  Manage computer, internet and network resources.  Provide support to staff in the use of computer resources.  Assist Child/Youth Librarian with outreach and public service activities.  Create, maintain, and write content for library website.  Manage hosting and publication platform for Orange Beach Public Library website.

 

1997 – 1999

Graduate Assistant

University of South Alabama, English Literature

Writing Lab Consultant

Assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills.  Assistant editor of The Writer’s Block newsletter.

 

1995, 1996, 1997

Writing Lab Consultant/Library circulation clerk/satellite branch clerk

Athens State University and Wheeler Basin Public Library

Assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills.  Read and shelve library materials.  Perform library circulation activities.

 

1977 - 1995

Airman, United States Air Force

Served as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force, Aircraft Maintenance - Aircraft Electrical/Environmental Systems Master Technician. Basic Training Honor Graduate, Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Honorable Discharge.

 

Publications/Awards

Rand, A. & Davidson-Shivers, G. (2013). Online learning: Houston, do we have a problem?. In Jan Herrington et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 862-866). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/

Rand, A. (2013). A Model for Designing Library Instruction for Distance Learning in Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(1-2), p. 84-92. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2012.705570

Rand, A. (2010). Mediating at the Student-Wikipedia Intersection in Journal of Library Administration, 50(7&8), p.923-932. DOI:10.1080/01930826.2010.488994

Honorable Mention Eugene Walter Writing Contest Novel (2005) for Parish Crimes.

 

Presentations

International Conference

Online learning: Houston, do we have a problem? presented at EdMedia 2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, June 2013, Victoria BC, Canada.

National Conferences

Using systematic design to create effective library instruction for distance learning students: a model based on Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP), presented at 15th Distance Library Services Conference, April 2012, Memphis TN.

Mediating at the student/Wikipedia intersection, presented at the Off-Campus Library Association Conference, April, 2010, Cincinnatti, OH.

Engaging Non-traditional Students Through Social Media Connections, presented at the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Conference, presented April 2010, Tulsa, OK.

 

Regional Conferences

Doing Research? There’s an app for that!: presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference, November 2013, Pensacola, FL.

Second Life in Higher Education: presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference, November 2010, Mobile, AL.

 

State Conferences

Social Networking in the Library: Patron adoption of emerging technologies, presented at the Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April, 2011, Orange Beach, AL.

The Tech Savvy Librarian presented with Nancy Sanford, at the Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April 2008, Birmingham, AL.

Passionate for Internet Gadgets, presented at the Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April 2007, Mobile, AL.

Blogging to Improve Services, presented at Alabama Library Association Public Library Division mid-winter convention, January 2006, Birmingham, AL.

Blogging the Blues Away and the RSS Swing, presented at Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April 2006, Florence, AL.

Organizational Uses of Blogs and RSS Feeds in the Library, presented at Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April 2006, Florence, AL.

Providing Wireless Internet Access to Your Library Patrons, presented at Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, April 2005, Birmingham, AL.

Local Presentations

Introduction to Social Network Analysis: presented at the Social Media and Technology Users Conference, USA Baldwin County Campus, October 2013, Fairhope, AL.

Social Media for Non-profits: presented to Impact 100 grant-writing workshop participants, 2011.

Using Flickr for Social Media Marketing, presented at the Social Networking Conference, USA Baldwin County Campus, August 2009 & December 2009, Fairhope, AL.

 

Professional Associations

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

Alabama Library Association (ALLA)

Baldwin County Leadership

Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA)

 

Service

Distance Library Services – Program Advisory Board

Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries – Program Advisory Committee

Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries - Continuing Education and Training Committee

Baldwin County Leadership steering committee

Eastern Shore Literacy Council

USA Baldwin County Webmaster (www.myusabc.com)

USA Baldwin County Scholarship Committee

USA Bookstore Committee

 

Grant Activities

National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions – 2013 – contributor

            Project Title: What is a Book?

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums – 2012- contributor

            Project Title: Sparks Tablet Initiative 2012

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums – 2013 – contributor

Project Title: Facilitating Cognitive Development in Research Skills Through Knowledge Management Instruction

Veterans Upward Bound Grant – 2012- contributor

 Projects

Instructional Support for University Library Resources Access – www.LibraryNow.info

SoMe More (Social Media and More) monthly e-newsletter – http://eepurl.com/H4lJf

Workshops Developed

Create Your Own Blog

Using RSS

Introduction to Using Your New PC

Using Flickr

Social Media for Marketing – Flickr, YouTube, and Blogs

Learning to Use EMail

Learning to Navigate the World Wide Web

Introduction to the World Wide Web

Creative Writing

Keeping a Visual Art Journal

Mixed-media Art Journaling

Bookbinding – Long Stitch

Bookbinding – Coptic Stitch

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Angela Rand,
Jan 9, 2014, 1:28 PM