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Darren Ilett

Darren Ilett

Assistant Professor / Teaching & Learning Librarian

Teaching & Learning
University Libraries

Contact Information

Michener 111
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
James A. Michener Library
Campus Box 48
Greeley, CO 80639


MLIS, San José State University

PhD, University of Chicago
Area of Study: Germanic Studies

MA, University of Chicago
Area of Study: Germanic Studies

BA, University of Oregon
Areas of Study: German Studies and Religious Studies

Research/Areas of Interest

My research concerns underserved populations in higher education, particularly first-generation college students.

Publications/Creative Works

Dineen, R., Ilett, D., & Warner, A. (2023). Teaching communities: An autoethnographic exploration of engaging with students in extracurricular programs. Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship,9, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.33137/cjal-rcbu.v9.40959

Dineen, R., Evers, S., Floersch, N., Ilett, D., & Markowski, B. (2023). Transforming together: Developing and professional learning community of information literacy educators. In A. N. Hess (Ed.), Instructional Identities and Information Literacy (Vol. 1, pp. 141-151). Association of College and Research Libraries. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/158

Ilett, D. (2023). Learning to put people first: Cultural humility, funds of knowledge, and information literacy instruction with first-generation students. In M. Mallon, J. Nichols, E. Foster, A. Santiago, M. Seale, & R. Brown (Eds.), Exploring inclusive & equitable pedagogies: Creating space for all learners (Vol. 2, pp. 539-548). Association of College and Research Libraries. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/157

Couture, J., Bretón, J., Dommermuth, E., Floersch, N., Ilett, D., Nowak, K. Roberts, L., & Watson, R. (2021). “We’re gonna figure this out“: First-generation students and academic libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(1), 127-147. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0009

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