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Kaitlin Springmier -- Instruction & Learning Assessment Librarian

Roles and Responsibilities: 

As Instruction & Learning Assessment Librarian, I coordinate the Sonoma State University Library's Instruction Program and provide leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing a holistic, progressive, information literacy curriculum at Sonoma State University. I also serve as liaison to the SSU's School of Business, where I provide guidance in research for topics such as business administration, economics, entrepreneuership, organizational development, and wine business.

University Service: 
  • ASPIRE Working Group
  • Educational Policies Committee
  • General Education Subcommittee
  • University Studies Curriculum Committee


  • Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Georgia


  • Google Certified Educator, Level 1 (August 2017)
  • Human Subjects Research, Collaborative Insitutional Training Initiative (August 2017)
  • Information Literacy Immersion, Teacher Track, Association of College and Research Libraries (September 2015) 
Research Interests: 
  • Information literacy pedagogy & assessment
  • Student learning assessment in higher education
  • Student retention, persistence, and success in higher education
  • Transfer students and libraries

Starkey, R., Piacentine, J. & Springmier, K. (2017). Library Boot Camp. In K. Bailin, B. Jahre, & S. Morris (Eds.), Planning Library Orientations. Waltham, MA: Elsevier.

Springmier, K. (2017). Innovative Repositories: Using Universal Storage to Generate Change. In C. Ippoliti (Ed.) Moving Beyond the Wow Factor: The Savvy Librarian’s Guide to Technology Innovation in Academic Libraries. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littefield.

Springmier, K. (2016, February). Slides. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews. Retrieved from


Bass, M., Edwards, E., Springmier, K. (2017, June). Evidence of Impact: Embracing Data in Strategic Directions. Paper Presentation at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Springmier, K. (2016, November). Too Many Metrics! Analyzing Social Media Metrics to Communicate Impact. Poster Presentation at Library Assessment Conference. Arlington, VA.

Springmier, K. (2016, May). Critical Instruction Made Digital: How Teaching Tools Mean Teaching Critical Thinking. Workshop Presentation at Annual Information Literacy Summit, Palos Hills, IL.

Springmier, K. (2016, January). Rejection Burnout. Guest Post on

Jiang, P., Shovers, M., Springmier, K. (2015). Glosseopeoia: Creating and Preserving Fictional Languages. Poster Presentation American Libraries Association Annual Conference & Wisconsin Academic Libraries Annual Conference.

Professional Associations: 
  • American Library Association, Member
  • Association for College and Research Libraries, Member
  • Association for College and Research Libraries Residency Interest Group, Incoming Convener
  • California Faculty Association, Member
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