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Effective Online Library Instruction Through Building Connections and Creating Effective Content

Lauren Buckley
Lauren Buckley is a Science Librarian at Brandeis University. In addition to supporting on-campus science departments, she is also the liaison to the online graduate professional programs at Brandeis. Lauren has worked extensively with students and faculty in fully-online programs, and is always looking for new ways to engage students in a digital environment. Last summer, she attended the Librarians' Active Learning Institute at Dartmouth College (which she would highly recommend). 

Lance Eaton
Lance Eaton is an instructional designer and faculty development specialist at Brandeis University, a doctoral student in UMASS Boston’s Higher Education program, and a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College and Southern New Hampshire University.  His professional work focuses on improving student learning and experiences in online, hybrid, and traditional classrooms through faculty development focused on issues such as accessibility, universal design for learning, open educational resources, open pedagogy, and other inclusive practices that maximize student potential through traditional and newer pedagogies and technologies.  His doctoral work focuses on the limitations of the academic publishing regime for scholars who rely on piracy practices to access research literature in order to publish new research.  He also writes for several magazines and websites. His musings can be found at

Shanti Freundlich
Shanti (she/her) is thrilled to be part of the team facilitating this workshop! Currently the Assistant Director for Library Assessment and Online Learning at MCPHS University in Boston, she works to expand the Library’s instructional support for online programs and the integration of assessment throughout the Library. She tries to integrating feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy into her teaching, in every format. Previous work includes Simmons College (now University), the New England College of Optometry, and the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Shanti is excited to be a part of the 2020 cohort at the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, and is proud of her teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Simmons SLIS program and her work as a volunteer for the Prison Book Program.

Jeremy Shaw-Munderback
Jeremy Shaw-Munderback is a Lead Instructional Designer at Boston University’s Office of Distance Education. He focuses on courses in the Administrative Sciences, Public Health, and Higher Education Administration programs. Prior to joining BU in 2016, Jeremy earned his Bachelor’s in History from the University of Southern Maine, and an MS in Library & Information Science and an MS in Management from Simmons College. He brings a unique view into design and pedagogy from his previous experience as a Research and Instruction Librarian.


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