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Lyda Fontes McCartin

Lyda Fontes McCartin


Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
Division of Academic Effectiveness

Contact Information

Michener L61
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
Campus Box 53
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Lyda is a mixed-methods researcher and recently completed a mixed methods study exploring academic librarian deference behavior and its impact on the librarian-faculty relationship in higher education. Lyda's research interests include academic librarian behavior, critical information literacy, critical and inclusive pedagogy and assessment.

Publications/Creative Works

Lyda's most recent publications include:

McCartin, L. & Wright-Mair, R. (2022). Manifestations of deference behavior in teaching-focused academic librarians. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(6).

Falcone, A. & McCartin, L. (2022). Strategies for retaining and sustaining the academic librarian workforce in times of crisis. Journal of Library Administration, 62(4), 557-563.

Tocco, A. J., Mehrhoff,L. A., Osborn, H. M., Jameson, M. M, McCartin, L. F. (2022). Learning Communities Promote Pedagogical Metacognition in Higher Education Faculty. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Faculty Development.

McCartin, L. & Wright-Mair, R. (2022). It’s not personal, it’s professional: Causes of academic librarian deference behavior. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(1)

Tocco, A.J., Jameson, M. M., McCartin, L. F., Darling, R. (2021). Developing and practicing pedagogical metacognition within higher education learning communities. Learning Communities Journal, 13, 105-128.

McCartin, L.F., Markowski, B., Evers, S. (2021). Developing an Assessment Plan for Information Literacy Learning Outcomes. College & Research Library News.

McCartin, L. (2020). University of Northern Colorado: Collaborate. Standardize. Grow. Hidden architectures of information literacy programs. ACRL. 

Dineen, R., McCartin, L. (2019). An Unfinished Journey: Becoming Critical Educators. In Jessica Critten & Angela Pashia (Ed.), Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.

 McCartin, L., Evers, S., Markowski, B. (2019). Student perceptions of information literacy skills and curriculum before and after completing a research assignment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(3), 262-267.

McCartin, L., Dineen, R. (2018). Toward a Critical-Inclusive Assessment Practice for Library Instruction. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.

Markowski, B., McCartin, L., Evers, S. (2018). Meeting Students Where They Are: Using Rubric-based Assessment to Inform Information Literacy Curriculum. Communications in Information Literacy, 12(2).

McCartin, L., Falcone, A., Smith, S. (2018). The Impact of Professional Development on Library Faculty Attitudes, Practices, and Knowledge of Student Learning Assessment. Public Services Quarterly, 14(3), 214-230.

McCartin, L., Iannacchione, B., Evans, M. (2017). Student Perceptions of a Required Information Literacy Course on their Success in Research & Writing Intensive Criminal Justice Courses. Journal of Academic Librarianship. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2017.01.013

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