Since 2015, Brian Winterman has served as the Academic Services Assessment Librarian. In this role, he assists with library assessment initiatives, primarily focusing on projects related to library services, spaces, and student success. He also liaises with library colleagues, providing information and expertise to support assessment of their public-facing activities. Brian’s career at the IU Libraries includes experience in a number of roles, including serving as Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian from 2009 - 2015, as Head of the Geography & Map Library in 2008 – 2009, and as Assistant Librarian for the Life Sciences and Chemistry Libraries (2004 - 2009).
Brian has participated in a number of collaborative projects with faculty at IU and nationally, focused on the integration of information literacy into the curriculum; these include both Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Awards and IU Libraries Information Literacy Grants with faculty in sciences and health sciences disciplines, as well as co-directing the SEA Scholars program funded by the Council of Graduate Schools, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Teagle Foundation.
He frequently presents and writes in this area of interest: recently he gave the keynote address for the Indiana College Biology Teachers Association Annual Meeting, and has presented workshops on integrating and assessing information literacy with instructors at institutions such as the Claremont Colleges Consortium and Temple University Libraries. His forthcoming article with George Malacinski, “Teaching the practice of science through writing: a learning progression for an undergraduate biology writing workshop” will be published in the International Journal of Arts & Sciences in late 2016.