Library Teaching & Learning

Department Mission

The mission of the Library Teaching & Learning Department (LTL) is to support the academic and research needs of BGSU students, faculty and staff and to teach users to identify, locate, assess and use appropriately a full range of information resources to create new knowledge.  LTL faculty and staff provide service at the Information Desk, teach library instruction sessions in many subject areas, offer one-on-one research consultations by appointment, create course- and subject-specific LibGuides, and provide subject expertise in a wide range of areas for research and collections.

To schedule a research consultation with an LTL librarian, use our online booking system or feel free to contact a librarian directly with your inquiry. If you would like to schedule a library instruction session for your class, please see our list of instruction team contacts on our Services for Faculty webpage.

LTL Faculty and Staff

Rachael Acheson

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2362
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 153

Rachael Acheson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, joined the Library Teaching and Learning team in September 2022. She holds both a master's in Library and Information Science and an MA in English from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, where she graduated in 2016. She has a background in Archives and Special Collections librarianship, as well as experience teaching freshmen composition as a graduate instructor.

Rachael has presented at the ALA Annual Conference, ISCORE (a state-level conference in Iowa modeled after NCORE, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), and other local conferences and events, primarily those targeted at reaching student groups and promoting students’ awareness of their own roles, not only as information seekers and consumers, but as information creators and conversation participants on their campuses.

Maureen Barry

  • Position: Assistant Professor and Acting First Year Experience Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-3847
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152

Maureen Barry, Reference and Instruction Librarian, joined the Library Teaching and Learning department in March 2019. She is team leader for the University Libraries’ First Year Experience Team. As a member of the Social Sciences Team, Maureen collaborates with faculty to provide library instruction for the Human Services disciplines (Criminal Justice, Gerontology, and Social Work). She also provides reference services at the Information Desk.

A 1999 graduate of Bowling Green State University, and a 2005 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, Maureen’s research interests include the academic librarian’s role in high school students’ transition to college and how libraries and information literacy instruction support community engagement and service-learning pedagogy. She has published book chapters and articles in Advances in Online Education, portal: Libraries and the Academy, Library Quarterly, and LOEX Quarterly.

Vera Lux

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7897
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152

Vera received her master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida in 2009 and has a B.A. in Social Science from San Diego State University. She serves as the team leader of the Social Science Instruction Team and provides library instruction and collection development services to students in Political Science, the School of Media and Communication, and Sociology. She also provides reference services for the government documents collection (FDLP) and at the Information Desk. Vera has published in in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, and Reference Services Review.


Julie Rabine

  • Position: Associate Professor and Collection Development Librarian
  • Phone: 419-372-7421
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 158

Julie Rabine joined the Library Teaching and Learning Department as the Collection Development Librarian in January 2023, although she has worked at the Bowling Green State University Libraries in various capacities since 1994. Previous to her current position at BGSU, Julie served the library as Humanities Bibliographer, Acquisitions Coordinator, Cataloging Coordinator, and Chair of Collections and Technical Services. She also worked at the University of North Dakota and the University of Toledo before coming to BGSU.

Julie earned a BA in English Literature from Taylor University and an MLS from Ball State University in the early 1980s. She has published in Serials Review, Library Resources & Technical Services, Research Strategies, and Technical Services Quarterly.

Chris Robinson-Nkongola

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-9412
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152

Chris joined the Library Teaching and Learning Team in September 2019.  She holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a M.A in British and American Literature as well as a B.S. in English Literature from Indiana State University.

Chris’s research interests are African American veterans as well as diversity, inclusion, and equity in academic libraries. She is the co-author of “Dropping in without a parachute: Library Managers’ Supervision Experiences” published in the Journal of Library Administration. She also has contributed chapters to the Women Lives across the World: A Global Encyclopedia.

Edith Scarletto

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7923
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152

Edith received her M.L.I.S. from Kent State University in 2002 and her B.A. in Sociology from Wittenberg University in 1995. Her research interests include the library services for GIS, metrics for library instruction and student success, critical librarianship and inclusive hiring practices in academic libraries. She has published in the Journal of Academic LibrarianshipJournal of Map and Geography Libraries, and College & Research Libraries.

As the lead for the STEM & Health Sciences Instruction Team, Edith collaborates with faculty to provide library instruction to students and research support. She also provides reference services at the Information Desk and is a member of the Collection Development Team.

Laura Sheets

  • Position: Assistant Professor and Library Instruction Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-7901
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152

Laura received her M.S. in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, a B.A. in Music Business from Anderson University in 2002, a B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009, and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology from the University of Memphis in 2018.

She is the current Library Instruction Coordinator and the Humanities Instruction Team Lead, providing instruction and research support to the School of Art, the Rhetoric & Writing program, and the Philosophy department.

Laura’s research interests include applying instructional design principles to library instruction and the design and teaching of the credit-bearing information literacy course. She has published in the Journal of Digital Media Management and Advances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal and presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy and the Illinois Information Literacy Summit.

Rob Snyder

  • Position: Associate Professor and Chair, Library Teaching & Learning
  • Phone: 419-372-9442
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 152C

Rob Snyder received his master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a B.A. in English from Baldwin-Wallace University. In addition to serving as the chair of the Library Teaching & Learning Department, he is also the library liaison to the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs and the MACIE program. Rob collaborates with other faculty members to provide course-specific library instruction, as well as providing reference services at the Information Desk and teaching credit-bearing courses in information literacy and library research skills.

Rob’s research interests include best practices in library instruction, and the role of the academic library in first year student success initiatives. He has published articles and book reviews in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Portal, Reference Services Review, College & Research Libraries News, and Reference and User Services Quarterly.


Rebecca Stanwick

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-1315
  • Email:
  • Address: Jerome Library 163

Rebecca received her master’s in Library Science from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2015 and her B.A. in Art History in 2008 and B.A. English Literature in 2010, both from the University of Toledo. She also holds an M.A. in English Literature (2013) and an M.E. in Early Childhood Education (2020) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies (2020), also from the University of Toledo. She has published in Learning to Teach and the Palgrave Handbook of Educational Thinkers (2022).  She has also presented on best practices for incorporating feminist theory into library praxis and conducted several webinars on the same topic.

Rebecca’s current research interests include intersectional feminist theory as direct action in library policy and action, teaching with primary sources through a feminist lens, and the informal education of women during the American Revolution and Early National period through the creation of feminist communities and knowledge sharing.

Updated: 06/18/2024 03:03PM