Tati Mesfin

Tati Mesfin

Instruction Librarian English Composition

Summary

As the Instruction Librarian, I support Core Writing faculty and students through information literacy instruction and help them access the resources they need for teaching, learning, and research. I work with students of all backgrounds, particularly first-generation, first-year, and transfer students, and acquaint them with the University Libraries’ resources and services in order to support their academic success.

Education

B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

Selected publications and presentations


  • Bucy, R., De Jong, E., Tokarz, R., Mesfin, T. “University of Nevada, Reno: Tackling English Composition as a Team”. In Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts, edited by Rebecca Halpern. ACRL, 2019.
  • Kraemer Copyright Conference. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, June 10-12, 2019: “Music Librarians and Copyright: How Much Do We Really Know?” (with Hunsaker, A. and Auch Schultz, T.).
  • Two Year College English Association for the Western Region. Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV, October 11-12, 2019: “Digital Literacies for the Transfer Student: Working Collaborations for Student Preparations” (with Surges, A. and Bucy, R.).
  • Nevada Library Association Conference. Reno, NV, Nov. 2-4, 2019: “Upgrading Information Literacy in First-year English Composition: Mapping Student Learning Outcomes to the ACRL Framework” (with Bucy, R. and Tokarz, R.).
  • Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium (Online), Sept 1-17 2020. “Men Lead, Women Teach: Are we Perpetuating our own Gender Stereotypes in Job Advertisements?” (with Tokarz, R.).
  • Tokarz, R. & Mesfin, T. (2021). Stereotyping Ourselves: Gendered Language Use in Management and Instruction Library Job Advertisements. Journal of Library Administration, volume 61(3). pg. 301-311, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2021.1883368
  • Open Education Conference (Online), Oct.18-22, 2021. Using an Escape Room to Educate Students About Open Textbooks. (with Shannon, A., Auch Schultz, T. and Azadbakht, E.)