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Carl Hess

First Year Experience Librarian, Assistant Professor

Phone
901-678-8209
Fax
N/A
Office
McWherter Library, 118
Office Hours
By appointment
Carl Hess

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About

Carl Hess is the First Year Experience Librarian in the University Libraries at the University of Memphis. Carl works to improve library outreach and services for first-year and first-generation undergraduate students. He teaches how to find, evaluate, cite, and keep track of research sources. Carl has been working on research related to a collaborative project to improve writing and information literacy skills for first-year students. He has presented at LOEX, ALA Annual, the Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, and the Missouri Library Association conference.

Education

  • M.A., Library & Information Science, University of Missouri, 2013
  • B.A., History & Political Science, Loyola University Chicago, 2010

Work Experience

  • First Year Experience Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis (TN), July 2020 – present
  • Information Literacy Librarian, Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO), February 2017 – June 2020
  • Reference & Instruction Librarian, Heidelberg University (Tiffin, OH), January 2014 – January 2017
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), August 2012 – December 2013

Research Interests

  • Academic library collaboration
  • Outreach programs
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Information literacy

Publications

  • Hess, C. (2021) On Barbecue [book review]. Tennessee Libraries, 71 (4).

Conference Presentations

  • Roach-Freiman, A., Harris, M. W., Hess, C., & Singarella, I. (2021, November 12). Changing roles and the role of change: Research and instructional services and the health sciences librarians change roles during COVID-19 [conference presentation]. West Tennessee Association of Libraries Consortium 2021 Fall Conference, Martin, TN, United States.  
  • Hess, C., Roach-Freiman, A., Hayes, P., & Kenny, H. (2021, October 11-13). Together in the same Zoom room: First-year writing success collaboration [conference presentation]. 28th National Conference on Students in Transition.
  • Hess, C. (2020). Bridge the divide: Building academic and high school librarian dialogue through a free professional development workshop [conference presentation]. LOEX 2020, online.
  • Hess, C., & Griffin, K. (2017) Help! My tutorial software is almost as old as the freshmen, what should I do? [table talk]. Missouri Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Hess, C., & Griffin, K. (2017) You can't fight fake news with more CRAAP: Complicating information evaluation using scaffolded support [conference presentation]. Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, New Albany, IN, United States.
  • Hess, C. (2015). Flipping the one shot [conference presentation]. OPAL Annual Conference, Findlay, OH, United States.
  • McIntosh, J., & Hess, C. (2015). What are they doing in there? Using Google Analytics to better understand our students [conference presentation]. OPAL Annual Conference, Findlay, OH, United States.
  • Hess, C. (2015). Migrating to LibGuides v2 [workshop]. OHIONET, Columbus, OH, United States.
  • Hess, C. (2013). Teaching social information literacy to undergraduates [conference presentation]. Missouri Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Schuster, K., Hess, C., Graves, A., Knotts, P., & Adams, K. (2013). Reflective learning in undergraduate information literacy classes [conference presentation]. Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, New Albany, IN, United States.
  • Adams, K., & Hess, C. (2013). Fact or Facebook: Digital media literacy and digital natives [poster session]. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.

Outreach, Service & Membership

  • Accessibility Digital Environment Subcommittee, University of Memphis, 2022 - present
  • Controlled Digital Lending Committee, University Libraries, 2021 - present
  • Web Committee, University Libraries, 2021 - present
  • Accessibility Committee, co-chair, University Libraries, 2021 - present
  • Secretary, Memphis Area Library Council (MALC), 2020 - present
  • Research Guides Redesign Workgroup, University Libraries, 2020 - present
  • Outreach Committee, University Libraries, 2020 - present

Teaching Experience

  • UI 100: First Year Seminar (Southeast Missouri State University)
  • HEI 101: First Year Seminar (Heidelberg University)
  • CSP 100: Intro to Computers (Heidelberg University)
  • ISLT 1111: Information Use and Student Success (University of Missouri)