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Michelle Edwards Thomson, MLIS

Title
Chair, Research Common
Phone
(403) 342-3346
Biography

As the Chair of the Research Common, Michelle supports faculty and students who are completing research, scholarly activity, and scholarship at the College. She also coordinates the activities and work of the Research Common.

Education

MLIS, University of Alberta

BA, English, University of Victoria

Main Areas of Teaching

Information literacy, research ethics, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Scholarly Activity

Publications & Conference Presentations

Robson, K., Edwards Thomson, M., Cardinal-Widmark, V., & Desjarlais, L. (2018, May). The Academic Librarian’s Role in Supporting Indigenous Research, Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians conference, Congress 2018, Regina, SK.

Robson, K., Edwards Thomson, M., Cardinal-Widmark, V., & Desjarlais, L. (2018, April). Walking Together: Recognizing and Overcoming Institutional Barriers to OCAP®. Presentation at Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN) conference, Victoria, BC.

Robson, K., Edwards Thomson, M., Cardinal-Widmark, V., & Desjarlais, L. (2017). Walking together: Applying OCAP® to college research in Central Alberta. Report to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Goebel, N., & Edwards Thomson, M. (2017, April 28). Information Literacy Assessment & Advocacy Project (ILAAP): An introduction. Webinar presentation to the Florida Library Association.

Robson, K., Edwards Thomson, M., & Quirk, D. (2015, November). When ethics and SOTL meet: Creating an ethics-friendly research community. Presentation at iSotl Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, AB.

Goebel, N., & Edwards Thomson, M. (2015, March). Adaptable, sustainable information literacy assessment: Four institutions collaborate on information literacy assessment. Virtual poster presentation at ACRL 2015 Conference, Portland, OR.

Sharun, S., Edwards Thomson, M., Goebel, N., & Knoch, J. (2014). Institutions collaborating on an information literacy assessment tool.  Library Management 35(8/9). doi:10.1108/LM-03-2014-0035

Goebel, N., Edwards Thomson, M., Knoch, J., & Sharun, S. (2013, July 15). Collaborating on demonstrating evidence of student learning in undergraduate information literacy instruction. Poster presentation at EBLIP: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Saskatoon, SK.

Goebel, N., Edwards Thomson, M., Knoch, J., & Sharun, S. (2013, June 4). Considering qualitative and quantitative data gathered using a cross-institutional information literacy assessment tool. Presentation at QQML 2013: 5thInternational Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Rome, Italy.

Goebel, N., Knoch, J., Edwards Thomson, M., Willson, R., & Sharun, S. (2013). Making assessment less scary: Academic libraries collaborate on an information literacy assessment model. College & Research Library News, 74, 28-31.

Knoch, J., Goebel, N., Edwards Thomson, M., & Sharun, S. (2013, April 19). IL Palooza AAP or how we used IL assessment to inform our teaching. Presentation at IL Palooza, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB.

Knoch, J., Sharun, S., Edwards Thomson, M., & Goebel, N. (2013, April 28). Building bridges across Alberta: Four post-secondary institutions collaborating to create an information literacy assessment tool. Presentation at the Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Goebel, N., Knoch, J., Plouffe, L., Edwards Thomson, M., Sharun, S. (2012, November 22). Introducing ILAAP: Information Literacy Assessment in Alberta Pilot. Presentation at AAAL Workshop, Edmonton, AB. 

Sharun, S., Edwards Thomson, M., Goebel, N., & Knoch, J. (2012, November 9). Cross-institutional collaboration to assess information literacy skills: Initial findings from the Information Literacy in Alberta Assessment Pilot (ILAAP). Poster presentation at iSoTL Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, AB.

Goebel, N., Knoch, J., Edwards Thomson, M., & Willson, R. (2012, May 24). Aren’t we all trying to do the same thing? Four Alberta post-secondary institutions collaborating to create an information literacy assessment tool. Presentation at WILU 2012, Edmonton, AB.

Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Knowledge Synthesis Grant.  Nov 2016 - Dec 2017. “Applying OCAP ® to college research in Central Alberta: What do we know?” Co-Applicant with Dr. Krista Robson, Vickie Cardinal-Widmark.

Awards and Honours

Recognition of Scholarly Activity. Red Deer College. 2019.
Recognition for Inisoteyahk – Walking Together: Applying OCAP ® to College Research in Central Alberta. Co-Applicant with Dr. Krista Robson, Vickie Cardinal-Widmark, Lloyd Desjarlais.

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca


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