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Ilene Frank

Retired from the University of South Florida Tampa Library in 2009 with professor emeritus status
  • 2001 to date: Adjunct for UMUC's Masters in Distance Education certificate program and teaching sections of mandatory 1 credit courses on use of library and internet resources. 
  • June, 2010 to date: Volunteer Director of Library Service, University of the People - supporting the first online tuition-free university.
  • June 2012 to date: Adjunct reference librarian - part-time. Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry campus. 
  • Staff librarian for WritingCommons
Received the 2011 UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for the School of Undergraduate Studies

Recent Projects and Presentations

OER ToolBox A list of places to search for open education resources. This .rtf file is on - preview and/or use "file options" to download the file.  April 2011.  

free-resources wiki. OER resources and search tools.  Co-author Barrett Havens. 

Gangs in Central America Updated file on  April 2012.
Participant in panel Maras and Violence in Central America session LASA International Congress, Toronto, October 2010.)
Supplement 2012- March 2014 
(Related document: Floyd, J. Gangs in Mexico. Compiled in 2008) 

ALA Annual Conference. Chicago. July 1, 2013.  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - The Future of Learning? A panel with Ilene Frank, Valerie Hill, Michelle Keba, Heather Rayl (moderator). 

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group. A panel on MOOCs and librarians with Valerie Hill, Michelle Keba, George Djorgovski. February 17, 2013.  Second Life. 

Beyond Second Life. Presentation in Second Life for ACRL.  December 2011 

FACRL poster session on Second Life - and Beyond. With Joe Floyd. October 29, 2010. Sarasota, FL
Immersive Worlds, Educators & Librarians (Power Point  2007)
Advice to Educators Bibliography  (Word 2007)

Best Practices in Information Literacy in Undergraduate Education.
An ACRL/TLT Group Online Seminar. Wednesdays, October 13, 20, and 27,  2010. 2PM EDT Presenters: Susan Ariew, University of South Florida and Ilene Frank, UMUC and USF (ret.) Best Practices in Information Literacy Wiki

Poster session with Joe Floyd on Virtual Worlds in Education - Second Life and Beyond. FACRL Sarasota FL October 29, 2010
Florida Library Association Annual Meeting. Poster session:  Designing library spaces in Second Life with Joe Floyd, University of South Florida. Thursday, April  8, 2010. Draft of paper to support poster session

ACRL/TLT Group. Best Practices in Information Literacy.  
Susan Ariew and Ilene Frank, 2008, 2009, 2010 BPIL Wiki:
TLT Group Second Life Workshop
     (Support for a workshop about Second Life, June 2007).

TLT Group. Archives.
     Workshops on Second Life (with Drew Smith and Joe Floyd)

"We are just exchanging ideas. Let everybody put their stones in their pockets." Muvaffak Gozaydin

Teaching Assignments with UMUC - Summer 2013

DETT 611 Section 9040 Library and Intellectual Property Issues in Distance Education & E-learning 

UCSP 611 Section 9050 Introduction to graduate library research skills 



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