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Embedded Librarian

Interested in Embedding a Librarian?

Select and contact one of the librarians from the list below to discuss your goals and expectations for the collaboration. Not sure who might be the best fit? Send an email to cmclibraries@coloradomtn.edu and we'll recommend a librarian for you. We are all excited to work with you.


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Becky Kramer

bkramer@coloradomtn.edu
970.947.8269

Becky is the Instructional/Reference Librarian for the Spring Valley and Glenwood Center Campuses. She has a B.S. in Nutritional Science and a M.L.S. in Library Science. Becky loves the fiber arts, hiking with family and friends, and engaging in lively conversations about current events. She prefers to read non-fiction--everything from memoirs, historical narratives to social science themed books.

I've spent most of my career as a librarian empowering students to successfully access information from our library resources. Information literacy skills equip students to be lifelong learners and consumers of truthful, factual information. I teach with the intention to craft instruction with a meaningful message. My focus is to spark curiosity in students and instill confidence for future academic success.

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Jonathan Beam

jlbeam@coloradomtn.edu
970.870.4449

Jonathan is the Library Technician at the Steamboat Campus.  He has a B.A. in European History, with a writing minor, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies.  Jonathan is an ardent reader of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and graphic novels; a writer in search of motivation; and an avid hiker and sports-ball person.


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Katy Walker

kmwalker@coloradomtn.edu
970.569.2926 

Katy is the reference and instruction librarian at the Edwards campus. She has B.A degree in Modern Languages (Spanish) from NMSU and her Master’s in Library and information science from University of Denver. Katy loves to play boardgames and occasionally video games, she enjoys watching films and going to art museums. Her favorite films tend to black and white and her favorite art museum is the Met.  She enjoys reading fiction and occasionally non-fiction. 

Katy believes that information can empower people to make better choices for themselves. She believes students learn best in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. She believes that games can capture a students’ imagination and help them retain information, and develop skills necessary for the 21st century learner. 

 


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Kevin Williams

kwilliams@coloradomtn.edu
970.870.4493

Kevin is the Library Director at the Steamboat Springs Campus. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a minor in writing and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, skiing, home improvements, playing music, and reading.

I try and approach every interaction from the perspective of service. I believe that friendly, above and beyond service can dramatically change the expectations of what a library or a classroom can be and it opens up the doors to conversation and learning. I believe that information literacy is paramount to success in school and life by providing the tools necessary to make informed decisions, perpetuate facts, and engage in a lifetime of learning and discourse.

 


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Liz Miller

esmiller@coloradomtn.edu
719.486.4248

Liz is the Learning Commons Director on the Leadville Campus.  She has undergraduate degrees in art history and Spanish, a graduate education in Library Science and is currently working on her dissertation (two chapters to go!).  Liz is an avid hiker, knitter and a voracious consumer of fantasy, science and young adult fiction.  When Liz is not in the library, she is busy trying to convince her husband that they need chickens or beating someone in backgammon.

Information literacy is a critical skill in the 21st century. It is the abilities, knowledge and skills that combine for a learner’s academic success, work force readiness and a lifetime of better decision making.  Working in partnership with faculty to facilitate knowledge growth in this area leads to authentic application of information literacy competencies that engage critical thinking and higher order thinking skills.  This outcome ensures our learners will not only be able to navigate the current information environment, but be ready to navigate the increasing complexity of an information landscape on a path of exponential growth. 

 


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Tracey Hughes

tshughes@coloradomtn.edu
970.870-4451

Tracey is the Reference & Instruction Librarian at the Steamboat Campus.  She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and Urban Planning, a Masters of Science in Information graduate degree, a Leadership in Sustainability Certificate from CMC, and completed her Permaculture Design Certificate with CMC's inaugural class for that program!  Tracey loves being a librarian, mom, friend, skier and gardener. 

Like most librarians and information professionals, I believe information literacy is a key to success in life, school and community.  Learning to navigate our tricky and overflowing information landscapes takes time, patience and persistence and I fully enjoy being a navigator along with our amazing students and faculty alike.


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Yuliya Lef 

ylef@coloradomtn.edu
970.968.5842 

Yuliya is a Virtual Library Director for the college with an office in Dillon. She is a liaison to the School of Transitional Education. Yuliya has a B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Classics and Art History from CU Boulder and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. Over the years, she has taken additional courses in computer science, graphic design, and art. Yuliya loves watching science fiction series, psychological thrillers, and political commentary. Alpine skiing is her favorite outdoor activity.

A welcoming atmosphere and encouragement boost student confidence and foster dynamic conversations. Learning to navigate the information landscape with an open mind and a critical eye is a mental habit that will help students succeed in the classroom and beyond. I strive to design instructional materials that inspire openness, curiosity, self-reflection, and critical thinking. My interest also lies in online instructional design. Online learning materials can offer students flexibility and time to engage with the content.