Mary Broussard

Education:

  • Master of Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and German, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Summer abroad in Mainz, Germany
  • Year abroad in Pornic, France

Experience:

  • Instructional Services Librarian and Coordinator of Reference and Assessment, 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:

  • “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:
    • Independent Studies Committee - Co-Chair
  • North American Simulation and Gaming Association

Publications

  • Broussard, M.J.S., & Schwartz, J. (in press). 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. 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), 79-82.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Macy, M., 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)