Alan Aldrich

Instructional Services Librarian / Associate Professor

I.D. WEEKS LIBRARY

I D Weeks Library 130-F

Phone: (605) 677-6614

Email: Alan.Aldrich@usd.edu

Research Interests:

I maintain an ongoing line of research focused on libraries as strategic organizations, communication within libraries, the human-technology interface, and the role of critical theory in both librarianship and teaching. My research is interdisciplinary in nature drawing upon anthropology, communication studies, information science, and sociology.


Education:

  • Masters of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), Library and Information Sciences, University of Iowa, 2005
  • MA, Communication Studies, University of Arizona, 1993
  • BS, Communication Studies, State University of New York-Oneonta, 1991

Licensures and Certifications:

  • CPR certification, University Libraries

Grants:

  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching & Learning. (2011 - 2011)
  • Course Design/Redesign Fellowship,, Center for Teaching & Learning. (2011 - 2011)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2017)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2013)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Leibiger, Carol, and Aldrich, Alan W.. Making the Complex Simple: Managing the Analysis of Large-Scale Evaluation of Library Instruction. In Brick and Click: An Academic Library Conference, 63-76. Vol. 17. Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State University, 2017.
  • Leibiger, Carol, and Aldrich, Alan W.. ?Measuring That Which Is Valued': Implementing and Managing Efficient Formative Assessment and Evaluation of Library Instruction. In ." Brick and Click Libraries· Proceedings of an Academic Libraries Conference, edited by Frank Baudino and Carolyn Johnson, 9-25. Vol. 2015. Maryville, MO: Northwestern Missouri State University, 2015.
  • Leibiger, Carol, and Aldrich, Alan W.. 'Measuring That Which Is Valued': Implementing and Managing Efficient Formative Assessment and Evaluation of Library Instruction. In Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Conference. Maryville, MO: B.D. Owens Library, Northwest Missouri State University, 2015.
  • Leibiger, Carol, and Aldrich, Alan W.. "The Mother of all LibGuides": Applying Principles of Communication and Network Theory in LibGuide Design. In ACRL 2013 Proceedings, 429-441. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2013.
  • Leibiger, Carol, and Aldrich, Alan W.. "The Mother of all LibGuides": Reduce Maintenance and Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning. Chicago: American Library Association, 2013.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Universities and libraries move to the mobile web., On-line publication. Vol. 33, Iss. 2. Educause Quarterly, 2010.
  • Aldrich, Alan W., and Leibiger, Carol. Face it! Reference work and politeness theory go hand in hand. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, edited by D. M. Mueller, 235-246. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries , 2009.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Judging books by their covers: Managing the tensions between paperback and cloth-bound purchases in academic libraries., 57-70. Vol. 70, Iss. 1. College and Research Libraries , 2009.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Creating collaborative workstations for reference and public use in academic libraries, 364-377. Vol. 15, Iss. 3. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 2008.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Following the phosphorous trail of research library mission statements into present and future harbors. In Sailing into the future: Charting our destiny: Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, edited by H. A. Thompson , 304-316. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Considering culture in the analysis of arguments. In Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, edited by F. H. van Eemeren, J. A. Blair, C. A. Willard, and A. F. Snoeck-Henklemans (eds), pp. 3-8. Amsterdam: SIC-SAT, 2003.
  • Aakhus, Mark, and Aldrich, Alan W.. Crafting Communication Activity: Understanding Felicity in "I Wish I. . . " Compliments, 395-425. Vol. 35, Iss. 4. Research in Language and Social Interaction, 2002.
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Framing blame and managing accountability to pragma-dialectical principles in congressional testimony.. In In Eemeren, F. (Ed.), Legal argumentation and advances in pragma-dialectics, pp. 309-321. Amsterdam: SIC-SAT, 2002.
  • Nidumolu, Sarma, Subramani, Mani, and Aldrich, Alan W.. Situated learning and the situated knowledge web: Exploring the ground beneath knowledge management., 115-150. Vol. 18, Iss. 1. Journal of Management Information Systems, 2001.

Presentations:

  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Making the Complex Simple: Managing the Analysis of Large-Scale Evaluation of Library Instruction. Presented at the Brick & Click Library Conference, Maryville, MO. (November 3, 2017)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Evaluating and Assessing 'Against the Grain': Applying Mixed Methods in Support of Critical Library Pedagogy. Presented at the European Information Literacy Conference, Saint Malo, France. (September 18, 2017)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "Measure Once, Analyze Twice: Putting Quantitative and Qualitative Data in Dialogue". Presented at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (May 30, 2017)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Train the trainer: Enhancing information-literacy instruction of distance students. Presented at the European Information Literacy Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. (October 10, 2016)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "Yuthóke?a: Rethinking Metaphors for Transformational Instruction". Presented at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (May 29, 2016)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "Let's Give Them Something to Talk About": Initiating and Maintaining Scalable Library Assessment and Evaluation. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN. (March 17, 2016)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. ?Measuring That Which Is Valued': Implementing and Managing Efficient Formative Assessment and Evaluation of Library Instruction. Presented at the Brick & Click Library Conference, Maryville, MO. (November 6, 2015)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. 'Walk This Way': Applying Radical Information Literacy to Instruction. Presented at the European Information Literacy Conference, Tallinn, Estonia. (October 20, 2015)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Excitation About Citation: Using Learn2Cite™ to Support Active Learning of Citation Style.. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN. (March 19, 2015)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "It's Hip to Flip: Using Inverted Instruction to Address Needs of High- and Low-Volume Information-Literacy Teaching.". Presented at the European Information Literacy Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (October 21, 2014)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. "Give a Flip: Making Library Instruction Scalable and Sustainable Through Inversion". Presented at the Library Instruction West Conference, Portland, Oregon. (July 24, 2014)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. The Inversion Conversion: Applying Flipped Teaching to Library Instruction. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN. (March 20, 2014)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "'I Will Not Be a Tourist in the Land of Images': Adding the Visual to Information Literacy Instruction". Presented at the European Information Literacy Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. (October 23, 2013)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "The Mother of all LibGuides": Applying Principles of Communication and Network Theory in LibGuide Design. Presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (March 26, 2013)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. New Wine into Old Wineskins?: Adding the Visual to Information Literacy Instruction. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN. (March 20, 2013)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. The Mother of all LibGuides: Reduce Maintenance and Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN. (March 14, 2012)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. The Mother of all LibGuides. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Spearfish, SD. (October 6, 2011)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Digitizing History: Making a Civil War Diary Come Alive. Presented at the 43rd Annual Dakota Conference: The Civil War & The Northern Plains, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 29, 2011)
  • Alexander, David L., Aldrich, Alan W.. Communicating with Technology. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association/Montana Library Association Joint Conference, Billings, Montana. (April 9, 2011)
  • Aldrich, Alan W., Trisch, Pierson. If we build it, will they come? Novel approaches to collecting and supporting digital library content. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association annual meeting, Billings, MT. (April 7, 2011)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Making it sticky: Adding value to your digital library projects. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN. (March 17, 2011)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. "Doctor, Doctor, My students have Googlitis!": Faculty intervention via information literacy instruction.. Presented at the Great Plains Conference on Teaching in the Social Sciences (GPCoTSS), Vermillion, SD. (October 2010)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. A Civil War Diary Digital Library Project.
  • Aldrich, Alan W., Midyette, John D., Leibiger, Carol, DeJager-Loftus, Danielle. Put yourself ahead of the technology curve: Start integrating the mobile movement into your everyday services.
  • Aldrich, Alan W., DeJager-Loftus, Danielle, Leibiger, Carol, Midyette, John D.. Put yourself ahead of the technology curve: Start integrating the mobile movement into your everyday services. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (September 2010)
  • Aldrich, Alan W., DeJager-Loftus, Danielle, Leibiger, Carol, Midyette, John D.. And one device will rule them all: Make way for mobile technologies. Presented at the LibTech 2010 conference, St. Paul, MN. (March 2010)
  • Aldrich, Alan W., DeJager-Loftus, Danielle, Leibiger, Carol, Midyette, John D.. And one device will rule them all: Make way for mobile technologies. Presented at the LibTech 2010 conference, St. Paul, MN. (March 2010)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Face It! Reference Work and Politeness Theory Go Hand in Hand. Presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Seattle, WA. (2009)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Honoring Accounts in Reference Encounters. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Wchita, KS. (2009)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Using collaborative design to provide instruction and information in libraries. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (May 2008)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Following the phosphorous trail of research library mission statements into present and future harbors. Presented at the American College and Research Libraries biannual meeting, Baltimore, MD. (March 2007)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. A typology of collection development decision metrics. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM. (March 2007)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W., Peterson, Andrea. WRite On! The Interactive WRite Cite? Tutorial for Teaching Citation Styles. Presented at the Colorado Academic Library Summit, Denver, CO. (2007)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Parallel interactions in digital libraries by multiple users. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries, New Delhi, India. (December 2006)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Combining Camtasia with hand held video players in support of interactive learning in academic libraries.. Presented at the American Library Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. (June 2006)
  • Aldrich, Alan W.. Changing channels in the pedagogy of information. Presented at the Minitex Reference Symposium, St. Paul, MN. (May 2006)
  • Leibiger, Carol, Aldrich, Alan W.. Interactive Citation-Style Instruction Using the Write-Cite Tutorial. Presented at the Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO. (2006)