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Carol Leibiger

Carol Leibiger
Associate Professor
Library
ULB I.D. Weeks Library 130B
Phone: 605-677-6089
Teaching Interests:
Information literacy, Reference communication, German language and literature, J.R.R. Tolkien and high fantasy; Women's and gender studies, Linguistics
Research Interests:
Information literacy instruction and assessment, Reference communication, Private libraries of German authors, J.R.R. Tolkien, his sources, and influence
Education:
  • MS, Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
  • Ph D, Germanic Linguistics and Older Germanic Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985
  • MA, Germanic Linguistics, University of Connecticut, 1979
  • BA, German, Russian, University of Connecticut, 1978
Grants:
  • One Book South Dakota at the University of South Dakota, South Dakota Humanities Council, (2012 - 2012)
  • Funding to Enable the University Libraries to Attend the 2010 Virtual Handheld Librarian Conference, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, (2010)
  • Cooperative Research Grant to Fund the Writing of a Proficiency-Oriented Advanced-Level German Textbook, Deutschland fremd und vertraut, by the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und the University of South Dakota, Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), (1997 - 1999)
Publications:
  • Leibiger, C., (2014), Review of Why Jane Austen?, The Key Reporter .
  • Leibiger, C., (2014), Review of The Library: A World History, The Key Reporter .
  • Leibiger, C., (2014), Review of Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War, Yearbook of German-American Studies, vol. 47.
  • Leibiger, C., (2013), Review of Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures, The Key Reporter .
  • Leibiger, C., (2013), Review of German Traces NYC (www.germantracesnyc.org), Reference Reviews, vol. 27, iss. 8.
  • Leibiger, C., (2013), Review of Books: A Living History, The Key Reporter .
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W., (2013), “The Mother of all LibGuides”: Applying Principles of Communication and Network Theory in LibGuide Design, American Library Association, pp. 429-441.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W., (2013), "The Mother of all LibGuides": Reduce Maintenance and Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning, American Library Association.
  • Leibiger, C., Review of Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women’s Fiction, Feminist Collections, vol. 33, iss. 4.
  • Leibiger, C., Review of Beer & Revolution , Yearbook of German-American Studies, vol. 46, pp. 176-178.
  • Leibiger, C., Review of Liquid Bread , Yearbook of German-American Studies, vol. 46, pp. 174-176.
  • Leibiger, C., Review of Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy. Ed. Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 23, iss. 3, pp. 517-520.
  • Leibiger, C., (2011), "Google Reigns Triumphant"?: Stemming the Tide of Googlitis via Collaborative, Situated Information Literacy Instruction, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, vol. 30, iss. 4, pp. 187-222. (DOI: 10.1080/01639269.2011.628886)
  • Leibiger, C., (2011), Review of Frankfurter Geschäfte, Gefährliches Spiel in Essen, Verschollen in Berlin,Wiener Blut. By Gabi Baier; Das Auge vom Bodensee, Der Schützenkönig vom Chiemsee, Die Loreley lebt!. By Roland Dittrich; Das Herz von Dresden, Die Lerche aus Leipzig, Kalt erwischt in Hamburg. By Cordula Schurig; Böses Erwachen in Heidelberg, Heiße Spur in München. By Stefanie Wülfing. Die Unterrichtspraxis 44.2 (2011): 159-162. , vol. 44, iss. 2, pp. 159-162.
  • Leibiger, C., (2010), "Doctor, Doctor, My Students Have Googlitis!": Faculty Intervention via Information Literacy Instruction, Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of the Social Sciences.
  • Hawes, S., Strittmatter, C., Creed-Dikeogu, G., Duck, P. M., Eden, B. L., Gunn, K., Leibiger, C., McBride, M., (2010), A Guideline for the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure of Academic Librarians, College & Research Libraries News , vol. 71, iss. 10, pp. 553-560.
  • Leibiger, C., (2010), Review of Freude, Liebe Angst. By Volker Borbein and Christian Barmgarten. Die Unterrichtspraxis 43.2 (2010): 215-216., Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, vol. 43, iss. 2, pp. 215-216.
  • Aldrich, A. W., Leibiger, C., (2009), Face it! Reference work and politeness theory go hand in hand, Association of College and Research Libraries , pp. 235-246.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W., (2008), The South Dakota Information Literacy Exam: A Tool for Small and Medium-sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy of Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Bibliothek der Universität Konstanz.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W., (2007), The South Dakota Information Literacy Exam: A Tool for Small and Medium-Sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy, Association of College & Research Libraries, pp. 264-76.
  • Leibiger, C., (2006), Charms, Routledge, pp. 91-92.
  • Leibiger, C., (2006), German Race Laws, Routledge, p. 237.
  • Leibiger, C., (2006), Quest Narrative, Routledge, pp. 552-553.
  • Leibiger, C., (2006), Women in Tolkien’s Works, Routledge, pp. 710-712.
  • Leibiger, C., (2003), Beyond the Organizer: A Manual of Academic Uses for the Handheld Computer, ERIC IR.
  • Leibiger, C., (2003), Der Inhalt der Bibliothek Nicolaus Lenaus als Zeichen der belletristischen und philosophischen Einflüsse auf sein Werk, Temeswarer Beiträge zur Germanistik , vol. 4, pp. 157-171.
  • Leibiger, C., (2003), “Habent sua fata libelli": Der Inhalt der Bibliothek Nicolaus Lenaus als Hinweis auf die belletristischen und philosophischen Einflüsse auf sein Werk, Lenau-Jahrbuch , vol. 29, pp. 71-89.
  • Leibiger, C., (2001), Beyond the Four Functions: A Manual of Academic Uses for the Palm m500, I.D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota.
  • Leibiger, C., (2000), Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath—Sigrid Undset/Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard—Isak Dinesen, South Dakota Humanities Council.
  • Leibiger, C., (1991), Inflections and Paradigms in German Nominal Declension, Benjamins, pp. 115-123.
  • Leibiger, C., (1990), Derivation, Inflection, and the Paradigm in German: The Definition of Basic Concepts in Morphology, Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik , vol. 11, pp. 9-17.
  • Leibiger, C., (1988), Inflections and Paradigms in German Nominal Declension, Indiana University Linguistics Club, pp. 74-80.
  • Leibiger, C., (1985), Derivation, Inflection, and the Paradigm in German: The Definition of Basic Concepts in Morphology, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Awards and Honors:
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2005
  • Donald G. Wing Award , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, 1987
  • List of Instructors Rated Excellent By Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
  • List of Instructors Rated Excellent By Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982
  • List of Instructors Rated Excellent By Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
  • List of Instructors Rated Excellent By Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship, German Acadmeic Exchange Service (DAAD), 1978
Presentations:
  • Leibiger, C. (2014, October). "'Dwarves Are Not Heroes,' But Are They Jews?". Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boise, ID.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2014, March). The Inversion Conversion: Applying Flipped Teaching to Library Instruction. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2013, October). “'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.
  • Leibiger, C. (2013, October). "There and Back Again and Again: Planning an Honors Seminar on <i>The Hobbit</i>, Its Antecedents, and Its Echoes in Popular Culture". Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Vancouver, WA.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2013, March). “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.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2013, March). New Wine into Old Wineskins?: Adding the Visual to Information Literacy Instruction. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN.
  • Leibiger, C. (2012, November). “Of Foxes and Poisonous Mushrooms: Julius Streicher and German Children’s Literature in Support of National Socialist Racialist Politics” . Presented at the National Holocaust Museum Traveling Exhibit, University Libraries, University of South Dakota.
  • Leibiger, C. (2012, October). From “Rings of Power” to “Leaf and Branch”: Teaching Tolkien in an Honors Seminar. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boulder, CO.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2012, October). "Give a Librarian a Fish": Library Training in Preparation for a Lifetime of Teaching. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Huron, SD.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2012, March). The Mother of all LibGuides: Reduce Maintenance and Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN.
  • Leibiger, C. (2011, October).
  • Leibiger, C. (2011, October). LibGuides on Steroids: Expanding the User Base of LibGuides to Support Library Instruction and Justify Workload. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Spearfish, SD.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2011, October). The Mother of all LibGuides. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Spearfish, SD.
  • Leibiger, C. (2011, April). LibGuides on Steroids: Expanding the User Base of LibGuides to Support Library Instruction and Justify Workload. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Billings, MT.
  • Leibiger, C. (2011, March). LibGuides on Steroids: Expanding the User Base of LibGuides to Support Library Instruction and Justify Workload. Presented at the Library Technology Conference, Macalester College, St Paul, MN.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2010, October). “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.
  • Aldrich, A. W., Midyette, J. D., Leibiger, C., DeJager-Loftus, D. (2010, September). Put yourself ahead of the technology curve: Start integrating the mobile movement into your everyday services.
  • Aldrich, A. W., DeJager-Loftus, D., Leibiger, C., Midyette, J. D. (2010, September). 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.
  • Aldrich, A. W., DeJager-Loftus, D., Leibiger, C., Midyette, J. D. (2010, March). And one device will rule them all: Make way for mobile technologies. Presented at the LibTech 2010 conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Aldrich, A. W., DeJager-Loftus, D., Leibiger, C., Midyette, J. D. (2010, March). And one device will rule them all: Make way for mobile technologies. Presented at the LibTech 2010 conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2009). Face It! Reference Work and Politeness Theory Go Hand in Hand. Presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2009). Honoring Accounts in Reference Encounters. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Wchita, KS.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2009). A Wordle is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Making the Verbal Visual. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Aberdeen, SD.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W. (2008). The South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam: A Tool to Document and Assess Information Literacy. Presented at the Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2008). Managing Content and Relational Dimensions of Accounts in the Reference Encounter. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Chamberlain, SD.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W. (2007). The South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam: A Tool for Small- and Medium-Sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy. Presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W., Peterson, A. (2007). WRite On! The Interactive WRite Cite? Tutorial for Teaching Citation Styles. Presented at the Colorado Academic Library Summit, Denver, CO.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W. (2007). The South Dakota Information Literacy Exam: A Tool for Small- and Medium-sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy of Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Presented at the Konstanz Workshop on Information Literacy, Konstanz, Germany.
  • Leibiger, C. (2007). Test Your Information Literacy! The South Dakota IL Exam Questions. Presented at the South Dakota Library Association Conference, Watertown, SD.
  • Leibiger, C., Aldrich, A. W. (2006). Interactive Citation-Style Instruction Using the Write-Cite Tutorial. Presented at the Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W. (2006). The South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam Redux: Further Developments in a Tool for Small- and Medium-sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy. Presented at the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.
  • Leibiger, C., Zuercher, N. (2006). Navigating the Sea of Information: Orienting and Empowering Student Research in Required Writing Courses. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.
  • Leibiger, C., Schweinle, W. (2006). The South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam: A Tool for Small- and Medium-Sized Universities to Document and Assess Information Literacy. Presented at the North Carolina State University Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, Cary, NC.
  • Leibiger, C. (2005). The South Dakota Regental Information Literacy Exam: . Presented at the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Statesboro, GA.
  • Leibiger, C. (2002). "Habent sua fata libelli": Der Inhalt der Bibliothek Nicolaus Lenaus als Hinweis auf die belletristischen und philosophischen Einflüsse auf sein Werk. Presented at the Tagung der Internationalen Lenau Gesellschaft, Timisoara, Romania.
  • Leibiger, C. (1986). Inflections and Paradigms in German Nominal Declension. Presented at the Second Symposium on Germanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing.