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Craig Gibson
Associate University Librarian for Public Services
George Mason University

Craig Gibson is Associate University Librarian for Public Services at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where he is responsible for system-wide reference and instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery, the Libraries' Web Page, and for access services in the main library. He also holds a one-quarter time appointment as consultant in the University's Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies, a new organization whose purpose is to assist faculty and students integrate information technology resources into the curriculum. Previous positions include those at Washington State University (1988-1996), Lewis-Clark State College (1986-88), and the University of Texas at Arlington (1985-86). He proposed and developed for Catholic University's graduate library science program the course, "Theory and Practice of Bibliographic Instruction," and teaches the course each year at Catholic University's extension site in northern Virginia. He has given numerous presentations and workshops on critical thinking and research skills, staff development, and the concept of the learning library, and has written articles on critical thinking, assessment, and distance learning. His professional activities include memberships in various ACRL Instruction Section committees, and serving as Member-at-Large for the Section, 1995-98. In 1999, he was selected as a member of the Instruction Section's "Think Tank", for which he co-authored a working paper on assessment of information literacy skills.  Currently, he is working with members of the ACRL Task Force on Information Literacy Competencies to write the final draft of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for higher education. Since 1996, he has also been a member of, and recorder for, the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Carol Hansen
Professor and Instruction Services Librarian
Weber State University

Carol Hansen is Professor and Instruction Services Librarian at Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. She provides the vision, leadership and coordination for the information literacy program and campus wide information literacy requirement. She coordinates library services for distance learners and information literacy instruction for the College of Arts and Humanities. Carol co-developed and team-teaches a multidisciplinary General Education course, Humanities on the Internet.  She was a founding member of the statewide team who collaboratively developed Utah's first fully Web delivered course, the Internet Navigator. Before coming to Weber State, Carol worked in academic, public and special libraries in Iran, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. In 1992-93 Carol was an ALA/USIA Library Fellow at Universiti Utara Malaysia in Sintok, Malaysia. She has provided Internet training in Hungary, Romania, Brunei and at other locations in Malaysia for governmental and educational organizations. She currently chairs the Utah Academic Library Consortium's Professional Development Committee and serves as a member of the Utah LSTA Advisory Council for overseeing the grants provided by the Library Services and Technology Act. Carol received her BA from Johnston College at the University of Redlands (1973) and her MLS from University of Southern California (1975).

Joan Kaplowitz
UCLA Biomedical Library

Joan Kaplowitz has a doctorate in Psychology as well as a master's in library science. She has been at UCLA since graduating UCLA's Library and Information Science program in 1984. She began her UCLA career at the Education and Psychology Library and is currently Interim Head of Reference at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. She also serves as the Psychology Specialist as well as the liaison to both the School of Medicine and the Psychology Department for the library. Joan has been heavily involved in library instruction at the local, state and national levels for her entire career. In collaboration with UCLA's Esther Grassian, she proposed and developed the UCLA library graduate program's course, "Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Technique" which she and Ms. Grassian take turns presenting each year. Joan's numerous presentations and publications have focused on the psychology of learning and cognitive styles, evaluating instruction, computer assisted instruction, teacher peer appraisal, and mentoring within the profession. Joan has been awarded several research grants from the Librarian's Association of the University of California to support her research and publication efforts. She has held several offices in ALA's New Members Roundtable and the California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction. Her most recent professional commitments involve ALA scholarship and awards committees. She has also served on several ALA Committee on Accreditation external review panels for various library schools and programs around the country. Joan's book Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice, which she co-authored with Esther Grassian, was recently published by Neal-Schuman.

Dane Ward
Associate Dean of Public Services
Illinois State University

Dane Ward is Associate Dean of Public Services at Illinois State University’s Milner Library where he is responsible for facilitating the development and enhancement of user services. Prior to his current position (which began in March 2002), he worked in academic libraries for ten years, most notably as Coordinator of Information Literacy at Wayne State University, and as Coordinator of Library Instruction at Central Michigan University. He is a frequent workshop presenter and author of articles on information literacy and collaboration. In 2000, he co-edited and co-authored the popular ACRL publication The Collaborative Imperative: Librarians and Faculty Working Together in the Information Universe. More recently, he has been interested in the relationship between organizational culture and the development of information literacy programs. Among his professional activities, he has been active in ACRL’s Education and Behavioral Sciences Section and the Michigan Library Association’s (MLA) Information Literacy Roundtable. He is recipient of the MLA Information Literacy Award (2000), and a participant in the Snowbird Leadership Institute (1996). He is a graduate of Indiana University (twice) and Florida State University, with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology (IU), and graduate degrees in Education (FSU), and Library and Information Science (IU). Prior to his library career, Dane worked for the Peace Corps as an English Teacher Trainer in the West African country of Senegal. He subsequently taught social science courses at several small colleges before turning to librarianship.

Susan Barnes Whyte
Library Director
Linfield College Library

Susan Barnes Whyte has recently become the library director at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. Hired by Linfield in 1990, she originally served as reference/instruction and distance library services librarian and supervisor of interlibrary loan and circulation. In the summer of 1998, she became the Public Services Librarian, adding educational media services to her supervisory repertoire and managing distance education library services. In addition to teaching many course-integrated library instruction classes, Susan has team taught since 1993 in the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). She co-created a DCE research/writing class for returning adult students delivered through computer conferencing. Since fall 1995 she has team-taught a required course for Communications majors. While on sabbatical in the fall of 1997, she and her colleague wrote a handbook to accompany this class. She has been active with the Distance Learning Section of ACRL, most recently co-chairing the Communications Committee and serving as member-at-large on the Executive Committee. She has also served as the President of the Oregon ACRL chapter. She has presented and published about her distance teaching experiences as well as her teaching in the residential setting. In 1995 she was given the Edith P. Green Distinguished Professor award for her teaching at Linfield. She has a B.A. in French from Earlham College and a M.Ln. from Emory University.