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IU Bloomington

Michael Courtney


Expert Bio

Michael Courtney, outreach and engagement librarian, connects the IU Libraries’ resources and services to the academic priorities of various campus communities and student audiences, including first-year students, service learners, distance learners, international students and graduate students. He provides leadership and direction for faculty in the effective design and teaching of information literacy education.

An active scholar, Courtney publishes and presents on topics including instructional design in online learning, critical information literacy, and the connections between service learning and libraries. He credits his formative years at Barningham CEVC Primary School in Suffolk, England, as the foundation for a lifetime of inquiry.

Areas of Expertise

Service learning, community engagement, critical information literacy, instructional design, online education, distance education, online learning, academic library reference service, library history, library science, information science, inquiry-based learning, peer-assisted learning, outreach and engagement, information literacy, information literacy instruction, teaching and learning, student-centered learning, active learning, information literacy education.

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