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Don Hamerly

Dominican University
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
7900 West Division
River Forest, Illinois 60305
phone (office) 708.524.6598
phone (home) 708.948.7137
phone (cell) 512.426.0433
fax (du gslis) 708.524.6657
dhamerly@dom.edu
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academic background | teaching | service | experience
publications | associations | honors

academic background

  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Library and Information Science, 2009
    • Dissertation published (UMI/ProQuest) September 2009
      Minding the Verge: Moderating Webcasts+Chat in a Multi-Section Online Undergraduate Course, a constructivist grounded theory study of how participants in real-time webcasts and chat managed interactions in order to construct meaningful engagements.
    • Committee: Dr. Barbara Immroth (iSchool), Adviser; Dr. Bill Lukenbill (iSchool); Dr. Philip Doty (iSchool); Dr. Leslie Jarmon (DIIA); Dr. Diane Schallert (Ed. Psych.)
  • MLIS The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Library and Information Science, 1998
  • B.A. Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, English (French minor), 1984

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teaching

  • LIS 724 Media Services and Production
  • LIS 728 Clinical Experience I – Student Teaching
  • LIS 729 Clinical Experience II – Internship
  • LIS 753 Internet Fundamentals & Design
  • LIS 769 Research Methods
  • LIS 773 School Libraries
  • LIS 802 Special Topics In Technology: SXSW Interactive
  • LIS 890 E-Portfolio
  • LIS 964 Writing in the Academy
  • LIS 970 Dissertation Preparation
  • INF 312 Information in Cyberspace
  • INF 382G.2 Electronic Resources for Children and Youth

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service

  • Chair
    • 2012-2013: Liz Zak Doctoral Dissertation: Do You Believe in Magic? Exploring the Conceptualization of Augmented Reality and its Implications for the User in the Field of Library and Information Science
    • 2011-2012: Information Technology Committee
  • Faculty Advisor
    2014-2015: Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA)
  • Department Assignments
    • 2010-2011 – 2011-2012: Faculty Search Committee
    • 2009-2010: Butler Children’s Literature Center Advisory Committee
    • 2014-2015: Information Technology Committee
    • 2012-2013 – 2014-2015: Program Assessment Committee
  • University Assignments
    • 2010-2011 – 2014-2015: Accreditation Task Force on Global Citizenship
    • 2010-2011: All-Faculty Workshop Subcommittee of the Committee on Faculty Development
    • 2014: Caritas Veritas Symposium Planning Committee
    • 2014-2015: Mission Integration Council
    • 2014-2015: Enrollment Management Advisory Committee
    • 2010-2011 – 2014-2015: Committee on Faculty Development
    • 2010-2011: Committee on Faculty Development
    • 2009-2010 – 2010-2011: Online Instruction Committee
  • Service to the Profession
    • 2006 – 2008: Chair, Texas Media Awards Committee (Texas Library Association)
    • 2007 – 2009: Transforming Texas Libraries Task Force
    • 2006 – 2009: Legislative Committee (Texas Library Association)
    • 2006 – 2007: Nominating Committee (Texas Library Association)
    • 2006: TALL Texans Selection Committee (Texas Library Association)

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professional experience

  • Faculty Associate for Teaching Innovation Academies, Dominican University (2015 – Present), River Forest, Illinois.
    Work closely with the Director of the Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (BCTLE) and the Associate BCTLE Director for Teaching and Learning Technologies to design, deliver, and assess a twice-annual Academy that prepares faculty to teach online, blended, and technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. Other responsibilities include facilitating forums for Academy participants and the wider community; providing ongoing, individual support to Academy participants as needed; and, as appropriate, building Web-based and other resources to support faculty development in online and blended learning. Additional duties include consulting with the BCTLE, Academic IT, and other appropriate stakeholders on issues such as assessing online learning and expanding faculty development through teaching technologies.
  • Director, School Library Media Program, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University (August, 2009 – Present), River Forest, Illinois.
    Manage all aspects of school library media program, including but not limited to outreach and recruitment, communication, advising, instruction, and placement of students in clinical practices.
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University (August, 2009 – Present), River Forest, Illinois.
    Participate in university service and governance; teach graduate courses: LIS 724 Media Services and Production; LIS 728 Clinical Experience I – Student Teaching; LIS 729 Clinical Experience II – Internship; LIS 753 Internet Fundamentals and Design; LIS 769 Research Methods; LIS 773 School Libraries; LIS 805 Special Topics in Technology: SXSW Interactive; LIS 890 E-Portfolio; LIS 964 Advanced Seminar: Writing in the Academy; LIS 970 Advanced Seminar: Dissertation Preparation.
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin (August, 2005 – August, 2009), Austin, Texas.
    Assisted users in the School of Information’s Information Technology Lab; assisted with class management for INF 304W Introduction to Information Studies, INF 382D Introduction to Information Resources and Services, INF 382F Materials for Young Adults, INF 388D Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults, INF 397C Introduction to Research in Information Studies, INF 387C Managing Information Services and Organizations.
  • Assistant Instructor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin (January, 2006 – August, 2008), Austin, Texas.
    Taught online undergraduate course INF312 Information in Cyberspace.
  • Graduate Assistant, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin (August, 2009 – September, 2007), Austin, Texas.
    Managed communications and planned events for student recruitment grant, Stepping Up: Library Leaders for the 21st Century, Dr. Lynn Westbrook, Grant Coordinator.
  • Reference Librarian, Austin Community College (June, 2004 – December, 2007), Austin, Texas.
    Provided research assistance to individuals and groups at the reference desk and at workstations throughout the library; answered chat and telephone research questions; referred users to appropriate staff and resources within and outside the library; provided technical support for on-site hardware and software.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin (June, 2005 – August, 2005), Austin, Texas.
    Taught graduate course, INF382G.2 Electronic Resources for Children and Youth.
  • Librarian, McNeil High School (September, 2000 – June, 2005), Round Rock, Texas.
    Managed all areas of librarianship, including budget, collection development, patron education and management, facilities planning, and technical operations, with focus on technology integration and training.

    • Trainer: trained staff and students in district’s acceptable use policy; trained staff in evaluating Web resources and integrating technology into curriculum.
    • Committee Member: Technology Committee; Communications Committee; Grants & Awards Committee; Collection Development Committee.
    • Webmaster: maintained McNeil High School Web site; authored and maintained McNeil High Library Web site.
  • Librarian, Round Rock High School (July, 1998 – September, 2000), Round Rock, Texas.
    Managed all areas of librarianship, including budget, collection development, patron education and management, facilities planning, and technical operations, with focus on technology integration and training.

    • Trainer: trained staff and students in district’s acceptable use policy; trained staff in evaluating Web sites and integrating technology into curriculum; advised staff in completion of technology practica.
    • LINK Committee Member: collaborated in the research, choice, and implementation of a new district-wide union catalog and other library-related technology components.
    • Web developer: initiated campus Web page design team; assisted with maintenance of campus Web page; authored and maintain library Web page, the Dragon’s Head.
  • Trainer, Manor Independent School District (February, 1991 – July, 1998), Manor, Texas.
    • STEAM Trainer: Taught effective teaching practices as part of Supporting Teacher Effectiveness at Manor (STEAM), professional training required of all instructional staff in Manor.
    • Internet Trainer: trained staff in basic Internet knowledge and navigation.
    • TENET Master Trainer: trained staff in Texas Education Network (TENET) acquisition and use.
    • District Advisory Team Member: collaborated in the development of the district improvement plan.
    • Technology Task Force Member: collaborated in the development of the district’s five-year technology plan.
  • Teacher, Excel High School (February, 1991 – July, 1998), Manor, Texas.
    • Teacher / Curriculum Writer: wrote curriculum for and taught all levels of English, Creative Writing, Speech, Microcomputer Applications, and Keyboarding.
    • Campus Advisory Team Member: collaborated in the development of the campus improvement plan.
    • PDAS Campus Facilitator: state-trained in new professional development and assessment system (PDAS).
    • Gifted & Talented Facilitator: trained in identifying and facilitating special-needs students.
    • Conference Presenter: National Dropout Prevention Conference, Pittsburg, 1992; Texas Association for Alternative Education Conference, Austin, 1998.
    • Teacher of the Year, 1996-1997
  • Teacher, Manor High School (August, 1991 – May, 1997), Manor, Texas.
    French I, II, III; English I, II; Math of Money; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Remediation.

    • Campus Advisory Team Member: collaborated in the development of the campus improvement plan.
    • International Club Sponsor: developed and raised funds for the Nancy Wilson Sandoval Memorial Travel Scholarship in honor of former club sponsor; arranged campus activities and field trips to arouse interest in and promote tolerance of foreign cultures; hosted dinner receptions for area foreign exchange students.
    • Teen Leadership Representative: trained in capturing kids’ hearts in order to direct their heads.
  • Teacher, C. E. King High School (August, 1984 – May, 1989), Sheldon, Texas.
    Teacher: taught French I, II; English I, II, III.

    • Academic Decathlon Coach: prepared students for, raised funds for, and facilitated travel for state-level academic competition.
  • Consulting Experience
    2011: East Aurora Union School District 131, Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Grant

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publications / presentations

  • Hamerly, D. (2015). The Córdovan Library of Caliph al-Hakam II and the Case for Interculturalism. Library History Seminar XIII. Accepted for presentation August 1, 2015.
  • Hamerly, D. & Bill Crowley. (2014). Sustaining Professionalism in the Fields of Library and Information Studies. Library Philosophy and Practice. pdf
  • Hamerly, D. (2012). Strategies and Aspirations for Defending School Library Professionalism. In Bill Crowley (Ed.), Defending Professionalism: A Resource for Librarians, Information Specialists, Knowledge Managers, and Archivists. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC. link
  • Hamerly, D. (2012). Review of Inequity in the technopolis: Race, class, gender, and the digital divide in Austin (University of Texas Press, 2012). First Monday. link
  • Hamerly, D. (2010, April/May). Minding the verge: Moderating webcasts and chat. ASIST Bulletin, 36(4), 25-32. pdf
  • Hamerly, D. (2009). Minding the verge: Moderating webcasts+chat in a multi-section online undergraduate course. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. Available from Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 3372455). pdf
  • Hamerly, D. (2007, October). Synchronous online class environments as new social objects. In-progress doctoral research, Library Research Seminar IV, University of Western Ontario.
  • Hamerly, D. (2007, May). Symbolic interaction in synchronous online class environments. In-progress doctoral research, Connections Conference, Drexel University.
  • Hamerly, D. (2006, October). Integrated focused online learning environments. Poster, Research-a-palooza, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Hamerly, D. (2004, Fall). Rock the vote at school, Texas Library Journal, 80(3), 98-101. pdf

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professional associations

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honors & awards

  • Fall 2007
    David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship Recipient
  • Fall 2005
    IMLS Youth, Communities, Libraries Doctoral Fellowship Recipient

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