Academic Libraries Interest Group Meeting (02/03/21)


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm, EDT

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Meeting Information

Join the Academic Libraries Interest Group to discuss Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The UDL educational framework guides the development of flexible, accommodating learning environments that also has applications that extend far beyond the classroom. UDL experts, Suzanne Ehrlich and Michelle Bartlett, will be joining us to speak about their experience with the topic. Come prepared with questions and talking points because our guests are setting aside plenty of time to chat with us about the research and application of UDL in academia.

Presenter Information

Michelle Bartlett, Ph.D., is a faculty scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Michelle received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership with a cognate in Statistics at Clemson University. Michelle has extensive experience designing and facilitating training for post-secondary education, business, and government programs. Michelle creates programs in Executive Leadership, Change, Conflict Management, Empowering Middle Management, Improving Training Effectiveness, and Instructional Design.  She serves as VP for Membership on the Research Triangle Area Chapter Board for the Association for Talent Development. She is the past-Editor for the Career & Technical Education Research Journal.

Suzanne Ehrlich is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology, Training and Development program at the University of North Florida and is a certified ASL/English interpreter. She completed her doctorate in instructional design and technology at the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and has presented nationally/internationally on the topics of implementing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework for improved learner engagement, learning design, and leveraging technology for access. Her recent work focuses on the UDL mindset in post-secondary settings and the workplace. Her publications include her co-PI pilot study on Increasing Learner Engagement in Online Learning through the Use of Interactive Feedback, a co-authored article How a UDL Mindset Can Support Learning in the Workplace, and The Use of iPads to Bridge Education for Post-secondary Deaf Students. Her service focused on faculty enhancement, service as a UNF NEFSTEM fellow, and invited board member for the Center for Independent Living of Northeast Florida.

Interest Group Facilitator:  Brittnee Fisher


Brittnee Fisher, Ed.D. is a Public Services Librarian at St. Johns River State College where she has worked since 2010. Aside from her role as a librarian, Brittnee also teaches a Pathways to College Success course for SJR State that teaches new college students many skills that will aid them as they continue their academic journey. Brittnee holds a B.A. from the University of Central Florida, an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida, and an Ed.D. from the University of West Florida. She is excited to begin teaching for the University of West Florida this spring as an adjunct for undergrad and graduate courses.

Outside of work Brittnee enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering. For fun, you might find Brittnee with a book in her hand or spending time with her extended family. 

Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members only.  Registration is strongly encouraged.