ELIZABETH OAKLEY HUTCHINS
St. Olaf College
Rolvaag Memorial Library
1510 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Tel: (507) 646-3793
M. Div. (1994) Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Religion,
Gender and Culture/Women's Studies.
M.S. (1973) Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and
Information Science. Boston, MA.
B.A. (1965) Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Major: Political
- Courage to Teach Program, Hamline University Graduate School
of Education, 2002-2004.
- ACRL Institute for Information Literacy. Summer Immersion
Program, Track II (Advanced), 1999.
- Computers in Education, Leslie College, Graduate Division.
Cambridge, MA., 1981-1983.
Assistant Professor, Library. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.
Lilly Teaching Fellow, 2003-2004
Coordinator of Library Instruction, 1999 - present.
- Initiated and coordinated transition from bibliographic
instruction to information literacy program.
- Authored and implemented St. Olaf College's Information
Literacy Action Plan. March 2000.
Reference and Instruction Librarian, 1996 - present.
- Provided research instruction to students, faculty, and staff
in classes, at the reference desk and with individual research
- Taught course-integrated research instruction to Social
Science, Romance Languages, Psychology, and Women's Studies
- Facilitated library collection development as liaison to above
- Collaborated in joint curriculum development with Psychology,
Political Science, Social Work and Women's Studies faculty.
- Participated in departmental self-studies for Psychology,
Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology faculties.
- Initiated faculty workshops on electronic resources, research
strategies, and information literacy.
- Supervise students in independent studies on advanced
children's literature and eco-theology.
- Participated in self-studies for Psychology, Political
Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Education departments.
Director, Prairie Creek Community School, Northfield, MN.
- Directed, developed, implemented, and assessed progressive
school's programs, services, policies and staffing.
- Implemented strategic long-range planning on curriculum,
staffing, development, and facilities.
- Managed operating/capital budgets, development and financial
aid programs, and long-range projections.
- Fostered collaborative relationships and community building
with variety of educational constituencies.
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA.
Consultant, Pilot Project on Peer Supervision and
Teaching/Learning Styles, 1992-1993.
- Initiated, designed, and implemented faculty peer supervision
professional development program for master teachers.
- Mentored, observed, and evaluated faculty in classroom
Library Director, 1985-1992.
- Administered library policies, programs, personnel, budget,
- Established bibliographic instruction program incorporating
use of electronic databases.
- Chaired Instruction Technology Committee, implementing
innovative use of computers.
- Served on Educational Policy, Women's Studies, Multicultural
Steering, and College Counseling Committees.
Library Director, Newton Country Day School, Newton, MA.
- Organized and administered all library, audiovisual and
computer resources and programs.
- Implemented computer program and curriculum and established
nation-wide educational computer consortium.
- Collaborated with faculty on innovative teaching and learning
styles program and research skills curriculum development.
Library Consultant, Singapore Ministry of Education &
National Library. 1976-1980.
- Established/upgraded school libraries and trained
- Initiated and taught University of Singapore course on
"Children's Literature and Non-Print Resources."
Librarian & Teacher, Independent Schools in the United
States and Asia. 1965-1976.
GRANTS AND HONORS
- Genesis Award for "Creative Social Work Leadership in the
Global Community." Given by the St. Olaf College Social Work
Department, May 2004.
- Lilly Teaching Fellowship at St. Olaf College, Academic Year
- Nominated by the St. Olaf Psychology Department for the
ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences
Librarian Award, December 2003.
- "Assessing Student-Learning Outcomes." One of 23 librarians
selected nationally to be part of an ACRL project funded by
Institute for Museum and Library Services to focus on ways to
assess student-learning outcomes in information literacy programs.
Involved close collaboration with disciplinary faculty,
- JSTOR Campus Development Grant to integrate use of full-text
resources into political science curriculum and enhance
department's focus on scholarly research and critical thinking
- "Web Pedagogy & Electronic Portfolio Assessment."
Grant-funded seminar supported by Mellon Foundation. Member,
- "Integrating Technology into Teacher Education." Project
funded by a St. Olaf College Teaching and Curriculum Development
Grant (TCD). Team Member, Summer, 2001.
- "A New Model for Teaching Research Methods in Psychology"
funded by TCD grant. Team Member, Summer, 1999.
- "Teaching about Interpersonal Violence in Nursing & Social
Work Courses," funded by TCD grant. Team Member, Summer,
- Curriculum Development Grant to design Experimental Psychology
Course, funded by National Science Foundation. Team Member,
- St. Olaf College Mentoring Program with Spanish Department in
Ecuador, January 1999.
- Harvard University Grant for theological study,
- Charles E. Culpepper Professional Development Grant to study
'The Genealogy of Race, Sex, and Class Oppression," 1990.
- Travel Grant to participate in the National Outdoor Leadership
School's Wilderness Skills Course in Alaska, funded by Buckingham,
Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) Professional Development
- "Creating an Oral History Program," funded by BB&N
Curriculum Development Grant, 1987.
- Library Policy and Procedures Manual, funded by BB&N
Professional Development Grant, 1986.
- "Creating a Nationwide Computer Curriculum for Network K-12
schools," funded by Network of Sacred Heart Schools Curriculum
Development Grant, 1983.
- "Creating a Developmental Research Curriculum," funded by
Network of Sacred Heart Schools Curriculum Development Grant,
- "Teaching as a Live Encounter: Sharing Our Authentic Self
Invites Student Learning." In Deb Biggs Thomas (Ed.) Reflective
Teaching: A Bridge to Learning. Ann Arbor, Michigan : Pierian
- "Assessing Learning Outcomes: A Collaborative Enterprise." In
Elizabeth Fuseler Avery (Ed.) Assessing Student Learning
Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction in Academic
Institutions (Chapter 5). Chicago: ALA Editions, 2004.
- "Information Literacy and Psychological Sciences." In Sherman,
Bonnie, Dickson, James, Gross, Dana, Hutchins, Elizabeth, Talbot,
Konrad, & Thorsheim, Howard. Psychology 122: Lab Manual
Syllabus to be published Fall 2002 on APA's peer-reviewed OTRP
Online (Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology).
- "Changing Landscapes, Enduring Values: Making the Transition
from Bibliographic Instruction to Information Literacy."
Co-authored with Barbara Fister and Kris Huber MacPherson. In
Patricia Durisin (Ed.), Information Literacy Program: Successes
and Challenges (pp.3-19). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information
Press, 2002. Co-published simultaneously in Journal of Library
Administration 36/1-2, 2002.
- "Associated Colleges of the Midwest Conference on Information
Literacy and Liberal Education. March 2001, Lake Forest,
Illinois." College and Research Library News 62/5, May
2001, pp. 506-508.
- "From BI to IL: The Paths of Two Liberal Arts Colleges."
Co-authored with Barbara Fister and Kris Huber MacPherson. In Hugh
Thompson (Ed.), Crossing the Divide: Proceedings of the Tenth
National Conference of the Association of College and Research
Libraries (pp. 203-212). Chicago: Association of College and
Research Libraries, 2001.
- "Information Literacy and Psychological Science: A Case Study
of Collaboration." Coauthored with Bonnie S. Sherman. In Barbara
I. Dewey (Ed.). Library User Education: Powerful Learning,
Powerful Partnerships.Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2001.
- "Fostering Life-Long Learning Skills." The Prairie Creek
Community Newsletter. (1996).
- "Art Nurtures Problem-Solving and Flights of Imagination."
The Prairie Creek Community Newsletter. (1996).
- The Peace Abbey. Sherborn, MA: Turtle Island
- "Library Research Skills: Keys for Inquisitive Minds."
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Bulletin. (Spring/Summer
- "The School Librarian: Caretaker, Colleague, Catalyst."
Independent School. (Winter 1987).
- Library Policy and Procedures Manual. Granted-supported
publication used as a prototype by Independent Schools. 1986.
- A Storyteller's Guide to Asian Folktales. Singapore:
National Library of Singapore. 1979. (Funded by UNESCO).
RECENT CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND PRESENTATIONS
- "Another Set of Eyes: Peer Coaching Encourages to Innovative
Teaching." National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, May 2004.
Ypsilanti, Michigan. Invited workshop presentation with Pam
- "Preparing our Students for College-Level Research."
Independent School Media Association of MN. 15 January 2004. Panel
- "My Senior Is Your First Year Student." American Association
of School Librarians. National Conference. October 2003. Panel
- "Another Set of Eyes: Peer Mentoring Can Be Fun!" Minnesota
Oberlin Group: Reference & Instruction Section Workshop. 3
- ACM Workshop on Information Fluency/Literacy: 3 poster
sessions on "Political Science/Library Partnership: Critical
Thinking and Information Literacy" with Sheri Breen; "Information
Literacy and Psychology at St. Olaf College: Over Two Decades of
Collaborative Design, Teaching and Dissemination." with Kris
MacPherson; & "Assessing an Information Literacy Assignment in
Introductory Psychology" with Bonnie. S. Sherman. October
- "Gateway to Information Literacy: The Online Catalog is Not
Just for Access Anymore." Minnesota Library Association Annual
Conference. 25 September 2003. Paper with Susanne Nevin and
Melissa Kalpin Prescott.
- "Weaving Information Literacy into an Introductory Psychology
Course." Co-Presenter with Bonnie S. Sherman. ACM Conference on
"Curricular Design with Information Literacy in Psychology," 2
- "Teaching as a Live Encounter: Sharing Our Authentic Self
Invites Student Learning." National LOEX Library Instruction
Conference, May 2003: Madison, WI. Invited paper.
- "Curricular Design with Information Literacy in Psychology."
ACM Conference held at St. Olaf College, July 31-August 2, 2003.
Joint Coordinator and Steering Committee Member.
- "Web-Based Portfolios and Intellectual Development in Liberal
Arts Education." St. Olaf College, November 2002. A conference of
invited educators from around the country gathered to discuss
"Making the Most of the Medium: How the Nature of the Web
Contributes to Intellectual Development." Funded by a Mellon
Grant. Invited participant.
- "Poised to Assess: An Information Literacy Assessment Planning
Process." Mountain Plains Library Association Tri-Conference
(Fargo, ND). October 2002. Invited paper with Rise Smith.
- "A Planning Process for Information Literacy Assessment."
Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, September 2002.
Invited paper with Rise Smith.
- "Information Literacy in the Social Sciences." ACM-funded
conference at Lawrence University, WI, August 2002. Invited
- "From Bibliographic Instruction to Information Literacy at St.
Olaf College." Library Professional Development Retreats, with Tom
Kirk & Jean Donham, March 14-15, 2002. Coordinator.
- "Academic Integrity: Technological Change and Intellectual
Property." Symposium jointly sponsored by Carleton, Macalester,
and St. Olaf Colleges under Associated Colleges of the Midwest
grant, April 2002. Steering Committee Member.
- "A Day in My Life - Voice of an American Woman: The Research
Essay in Introduction to Women's Studies." National Women's
Studies Association Conference, June 2001. Presenter with Mary
Titus (English) and Heidi Vardemann (Religion).
- "From BI to IL: The Paths of Two Liberal Arts Colleges." ACRL
National Conference, March 2001. Presenter with Barbara Fister and
Kris Huber MacPherson.
- "The Evolution of a Twenty Year Collaboration." Associated
Colleges of the Midwest Information Literacy Conference, March
2001. Invited panelist with Kris MacPherson (Library), Chuck Huff
and Bonnie S. Sherman (Psychology).
- "Information Literacy and Psychological Science: A Case Study
of Collaboration." Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships:
Educating the University Community in a Dynamic Information
Environment. University of Iowa, October 1999. Invited presenter
with Bonnie S. Sherman.
- Interdisciplinary and General Studies Forums. St. Olaf
College, 1998-1999. Coordinator.
- "Bibliographic Instruction: An Opportunity for Collaborative
Pedagogy." Associated Colleges of the Midwest Bibliographic
Instruction Conference, St. Olaf College, October 1998. Conference
- "Partners in Learning: When BI and Course Content Go Hand in
Hand." Associated Colleges of the Midwest Bibliographic
Instruction Conference, October 1998. Panelist with Mary Carlsen
(Social Work) and Bonnie S. Sherman (Psychology).
- "Finding and Evaluating Quality Internet Sites." St. Olaf
College Academic Computing Center, Summer Institute for Classroom
Instructional Technologies, June 1998. Presenter with Mary Sue
COLLEGE AND LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
- Committee on the Status of Women, 2000 - present.
- Faculty Development Committee, 1999 - present.
- Special Studies Subcommittee of Curriculum and Education
Policy Committee, 1999 - present.
- College Judiciary Committee, 1998 - 1999.
- Women's Studies Committee, 1997 - present.
- Advisor, Gender Awareness Consortium, 2000 - 2001.
- Advisor, Women's Resource Center, 1997- 2000.
- Scholar's Day Interviewer.
- Web Development Committee, 1999 - present.
- Collection Development Committee, 1997 - present.
- Continuing Education & Technology Committees, 1998 -
- Various search committees, 1997 - present.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
- American Library Association, 1982 - present.
- ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Subcommittee.
Virtual Member, 2000-2001.
- ACRL Division: Instruction, College Libraries, and Women's
Studies Sections; Library Instruction Roundtable.
- Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). Information Literacy
Planning Committee, 2000 - present.
- Minnesota Library Association, 1996 - present.
- Founder & President, Cooperative Library Association
Catalog Consortium: New England Automation Project,
- Consultant, St. Stephen's School (Rome, Italy), Tilton School
(NH), Spence School (NYC) & Prairie School (WI), 1985-88.
- President, Boston Independent School Film Cooperative.
- Steering Committee Member, New England Teachers Conference.
- Member of Evaluation Teams, New England Association of Schools
& Colleges. 1985-1990.
- Founder, Cooperative Library Association (New England),
1972-1973 and 1981-1993.
- Beta Phi Mu. (National Library Science Honor Society).
- WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support), Grant Committee
Member, 2001 - 2002.
- Community Advisory Committee On Learning (CACL). Northfield,
MN. Member, 2000-2001.
- CHAIN: Caring for HIV/AIDS in Northfield. Member, 1996
- WomanSafe Center, Faribault, MN. Support Group Facilitator,
- Boston Living Center. Pastoral Counselor, 1993-1994.
- Foreign Languages: Spanish and French (Intermediate spoken and
written). Have studied Latin, Arabic, Cantonese, and Malay.
- Active participation in choral music groups.
- Keen interest and experience in wilderness canoeing, kayaking,
- Extensive travel in USA, England, Asia, and Latin