Mary Broussard

Education:

  • Master of Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and German, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • ACRL Immersion, Program Track, 2015

Experience:

  • Instructional Services Librarian and Coordinator of Reference and Web Services, Snowden Library, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 2006-present
  • Reference Internship, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Reference Assistant, Walden University Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Awards and Honors:

  • Lycoming College Professional Development Grant to attend ACRL Immersion, 2015
  • “Digital games in academic libraries: A review of games and suggested best practices” article named a Highly Commended Award Winner for 2013
  • North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) scholarship for the 2011 conference
  • Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP) Research, Program Design and Publication Grant to attend ACRL 2011
  • Goblin Threat featured as PRIMO's Site of the Month October 2010
  • It’s Alive accepted to PRIMO, 2008

Committees and Memberships in Professional Organizations:

  • American Library Association
    • Games and Gaming Round Table
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • College Libraries Section
    • Instruction Section
  • Lycoming College:
    • Academic Assessment Committee, Secretary

Publications

  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2016). The Lyco Map Game: A Blended Approach to Teaching Campus History. In M. Gregor and S. Rice (Eds.), E-Learning and the Academic Library: Essays on Innovative Initiatives (25-38). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (in press). Reexamining the Benefits of Librarians’ Professional Writing. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 23(4).
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2016). The Quarterly Interview: Mary Broussard. LOEX Quarterly, 42(1), 11-12.
  • Broussard, M.J.S., & Schwartz, J. (2014). Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy: How Two Academic Librarians Combined Information Science and Design in their Careers. In D.M. Lowe-Wincentsen (Ed.), Skills to Make a Librarian: Transferable Skills Inside and Outside the Library (137-154). Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
  • Broussard, M.S., Hickoff-Cresko, R., & Oberlin, J.U. (2014). Snapshots of Reality: A Practical Guide to Formative Assessment in Library Instruction. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2014). Using Games to Make Formative Assessment Fun in an Academic Library. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(1), 35-42.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2014). Knowing when to create a game. In B. Kirsch (Ed.), Making and using games in academic libraries: A practical approach (pp. 30-41). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2014). A bag of tricks for successful library games. In B. Kirsch (Ed.), Making and using games in academic libraries: A practical approach (203-216). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Broussard, M. J. S. (2013). No Muggles in the Library Tonight! Harry Potter Night at an Academic Library. Library Trends, 61(4), 814-824.
  • Broussard, M.J.S., Wilson, R.A., Hurlbert, J.M., & Gregory, A.S. (2013). Faculty and Undergraduate Perceptions of Expertise within Social Media. In T. Takseva (Ed.), Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise (pp. 227-246). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Broussard, M. J. S. (2012). Digital Games in Academic Libraries: A Review of Games and Suggested Best Practices. Reference Services Review, 40(1), 75-89.
  • Broussard, M. J. S. & Oberlin, J. U. (2011). Using Online Games to Fight Plagiarism: A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down. Indiana Libraries, 30(1), 28-39. Available at http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/IndianaLibraries/article/view/1912/1823
  • Broussard, M. J. S. (2011). It's Alive! and Goblin Threat. In T. R. McDevitt (Ed.), Let the Games Begin! Engaging Students with Field-Tested Interactive Information Literacy Instruction (pp. 25-27, 132-133). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Broussard, M. J. S. (2010). Secret Agents in the Library: Integrating Virtual and Physical Games in a Small Academic Library. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 17(1), 20-30.
  • Shachaf, P. & Snyder, M. (2007). The relationship between cultural diversity and user needs in virtual reference services. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(3). 361-367.

Conference Presentations:

  • Witek, D., Broussard, M., Burkholder, J. (2016, June 21). Rhetorical reinventions: rethinking research processes and information practices to deepen our pedagogy. Invited Encore Presentation for LOEX, Online.
  • Witek, D., Broussard, M., Burkholder, J. (2016, May 6). Rhetorical reinventions: rethinking research processes and information practices to deepen our pedagogy. Presentation at LOEX, Pittsburgh, PA.Broussard, M.J.S. (2016, April 20). "Facilitating Formative Assessment with Interactive Tutorials." Presentation at the Academic Library Association of Ohio's Instruction and Assessment Interest Groups' spring workshop, Columbus, OH
  • Broussard, M.S., (2015, November 14). "Transfer's Role in the 'Big Ideas' of Information Literacy." Presentation at LOEX Fall Focus, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Broussard, M. (2015, April 16). "The Odd Couple: Pedagogy and Fun in Game-Based Learning." Invited presentation at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Broussard, M.S., Orblych, T, Dunaway, M., & Donovan, C. (2015, March 27). Learning Diagnostics: Using Formative Assessment to Sustainably Improve Teaching and Learning. Presentation at Association of College and Research Libraries, Portland, OR.
  • Broussard, M. (2015, March 10). "Tailoring ResearchReady for Writing Composition Classes." Online presentation sponsored by EasyBib's Professional Development Series. Recording available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbDOtYBNFQ&feature=youtu.be
  • Broussard, M. (2014, August 13). "A Spoonful of Sugar Helps Assessment Go Down: Games and Formative Assessment in Library Instruction." Gen Con Trade Day, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Kirsch, B. Broussard, M., Battista, A., Alexander, V., Ward, H., Battles, J., Kim, B. (2014, June 29). "Gaming in Libraries." Presentation at American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2014, May 29). "Games at Lycoming College." Presentation at the Get Your Game On Workshop hosted by the West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M.J.S. (2014, May 22). "Bite-Sized Assessment for the Library One-Shot." Presentation at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Battista, A., Broussard, M.J.S., Sirigos, C., Ward, H., Kirsch, B. (2014, May 19). "Games in Libraries for Outreach and Instruction" Online presentation sponsored by Library Information Technology Association (LITA).
  • Hickoff-Cresko, R. & Broussard, M.J.S. (2013, October 23). “Teacher candidates and action research: Yes there is an app for that, but is it actually effective?” Presentation at Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (2013, July 17). "Gamification of Information Literacy Learning." Online presentation sponsored by Easybib. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBoKpj5qKgY
  • Broussard, M. J. S., Hickoff-Cresko, R., & Oberlin, J. U. (2013, May 31). "Using formative assessment in library instruction." Poster presented at the Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Bethesda, MD.
  • Broussard, M. (2013, May 22). "What Do They Really Know? Bite-Sized Formative Assessment for Library Instruction." Online presentation sponsored by EasyBib. https://easybibevents.webex.com/easybibevents/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=6903832&rKey=e0179cb7903f8381
  • Smale, M., Broussard, M. J. S., Rice, S. (2013, April 12). "Quest for Engagment: Innovative Library Instruction with Games-Based Learning." Presentation at ACRL 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Broussard, M. J. S. (2012, October 5). "Introduction to formative assessment for librarians." Presentation at the Library 2.012 Conference, Online. Recording available at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/dropin?sid=2008350&suid=D.E6438329462C549D7CBF4C632EB837
  • Thorne, F.A., Broussard, M.S., Shostack, P.L., Nicholson, S. (June 23, 2012). "Grown Ups Just Want to Have Fun! Library Play Programming for College Students of All Ages." Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Broussard, M.S. & McDevitt, T. (May 4, 2012). "Fun Assessment: How to Embed Evaluation with Educational Games." Presentation at the Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Broussard, M. S. (November 3, 2011). "Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning in Libraries." Presentation at the Library 2.011 Conference, Online. Recording available at https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.643309DE812B8763F284E7AA3232A9&sid=2008350
  • Broussard, M. S. (October 7, 2011). "Games to Bring Campus History to Life." Presentation at the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) 2011, Valley Forge, PA.
  • Gregory, A. S. and Broussard, M. J. S. (March 31, 2011). "Unraveling the “Mystery” of the Library: A 'Big Games' Approach to Library Orientation." Presentation at ACRL 2011, Philadelphia, PA. Paper available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/national/2011/papers/unraveling_the_myste.pdf
  • Broussard, M. (February 20, 2010). "Using Online Games to Fight Plagiarism." Presentation at The Digital Media in a Social World Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Broussard, M. (October 18, 2009). "Using online games to fight plagiarism: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." Presentation at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (May 14, 2009). "Integrating virtual and physical games: Library instruction on a small academic library." Presentation at the Harrisburg Area Community College's Information Literacy Symposium, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (March 14, 2009). "Integrating virtual and physical games: Library instruction on a small academic library." Poster session presented at the bi-annual ACRL conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Broussard, M. (October 31, 2008). "Integrating virtual and physical games: Library instruction on a small academic library." Poster session presented at the Web 2.0 Untangled workshop sponsored by the Susquehanna Library Cooperative, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (October 31, 2008). "Widgets: Web coolness for non-technies." Panel session presented at the Web 2.0 Untangled workshop sponsored by the Susquehanna Library Cooperative, Williamsport, PA.

Campus Presentations:

  • Broussard, M. (2016, January 28). "Using Low-Stakes Writing to Improve Students' Reading Comprehension." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (2015, August 19). "Supporting the Student Inquiry Process." New Faculty Writing Orientation Workshop, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. and Hafer, G. R. (2015, February 17). "Write Away: Ways to Kickstart Writing from your Desk to your Class." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon. Williamsport, PA.
  • Macy, M. and Broussard, M. (2013, April 2). "Formative Assessment." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. (November 10, 2011). "Introduction to Game-Based Learning." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. and Gregory, A. (November 2, 2010). "Intellectual Piracy." Presentation at the Lycoming College Scholar's Program, Williamsport, PA.
  • Wheeler, S. and Broussard, M. (April 10, 2010). "Plagiarism." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.
  • Broussard, M. and Wheeler, S. (November 13, 2008). "Improving Student Citation." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.
  • Keller, J. and Snyder, M. (February 6, 2007). "Preventing Plagiarism." Lycoming College Teaching Effectiveness Luncheon, Williamsport, PA.

Honors:

  • Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honorary Society)
  • Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society)
  • Pi Delta Phi (French Honorary Society)