Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Rebecca Donald

Education:

  • Coursework toward Ph.D. in Educational Studies, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL 
  • M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL 
  • M.A. in Christian Thought - Christianity & Contemporary Culture, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL 
  • B.A. in English, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID 

Experience:

  • Director of Library Services & Associate Librarian, Snowden Library, Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA 
  • Director, University Library Services, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL 
  • Adjunct Instructor, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL 
  • Associate Librarian / Reference Librarian, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 

Publications:

  • Miller, Rebecca, Seblewongel Denneque, and Paige Comstock Cunningham. “Encouraging a Positive Outlook: The Benefits of Appreciative Inquiry in a Theological Library.” Theological Librarianship 7, no. 1 (2014): 47-55. 
  • Fletcher, Stephanie, Kevin Compton, and Rebecca Miller. “Toward a Model for Consortial Sharing of E-books among Theological Libraries.” Theological Education, 48, no. 2 (2014): 25-32.  
  • Miller, Rebecca. Review of A Guide to Authentic e-Learning, by Jan Herrington, Thomas Reeves and Ron Oliver. Teaching Theology and Religion 15, no. 2 (April 2012): 202.  
  • Miller, Rebecca and Nancy Sosna Bohm. “Start at the Beginning: Your Job Responsibilities and How to Accomplish Them.” The Successful Academic Librarian: Winning Strategies from Library Leaders. Ed. Gwen M. Gregory. Metford, NJ: Information Today, 2005.  

Presentations:

  • “Building Trust: How Understanding Users Can Lead to Inclusive and Equitable Library Services,” presentation for the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference, June 2021.  
  • “Student Workers’ Experiences with Customer Care,” poster presentation for the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, Tinley Park, Illinois, October 2019. 
  •  “Appreciative Inquiry as a Model for Positive Change in a Theological Library,” presentation for the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference, Charleston, June 2013. 
  •  “Best practices in online education,” presentation for the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2011.  
  • “Website evaluation,” demonstration for a LIBRAS Reference/Instruction Special Interest Group, Chicago, May 2005. 
  •  “Incorporating information literacy into the standards for a major,” presentation at the Brick and Click Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University, October 2004. 
  • “Teaching web searching and evaluation,” presentation at the Beloit Information Literacy Conference, Beloit, Wisconsin, May 2002.