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William Cuthbertson is Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator and Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at California State University Chico. William’s academic work focuses on increasing students’ investment in their academic success, and he has developed courses in undergraduate research skills for first year and first-generation students. William is Meriam Library's liaison to Undergraduate Education and to the Departments of Political Science & Criminal Justice, Social Work, Social Science & Special Programs, and Geography & Planning. For Fall 2022, he was also the liaison for the College of Business and its programs in Economics, Information Systems, Finance, and Accounting, Management, and Marketing. He manages the library's Popular Materials collection of Film/Media/DVDs, and its collection of roleplaying game books.
William's 2020 EDX Chico presentation, Building Community in the Classroom, is embedded below.
Other projects and presentations include the following:
- Student Voices Project - For Campus Use and with TRIO Student Support Services. Based on the Student Voices project co-authored at the University of Northern Colorado. (Colo. and Calif., 2015-Present)
- Research Ready: Expanding the One-Shot and Collaborating for Student Success (LOEX, Minn., 2019)
- Expanding the one-shot: Collaborating with disciplinary faculty to create an information literacy workshop series (New Librarian Summit, Calif., 2018)
- Activities for evolving student needs: Teaching discovery and citation through competitive play (Library Instruction West, Colo., 2018)
- Information Literacy in the Age of Disinformation (CELT, CSU Chico, 2017)
- Bridging the gap between faculty expectation and student experience (Library Instruction West, Utah, 2016)
- Building community in the classroom (CELT, CSU Chico, 2017; CETL, Colo., 2016)
- Creating primary sources with first-generation students (LOEX, Ky., 2017; IFLA Information Literacy Section meeting, Ill., 2016)
- "They Made Me Do Research!": Applying the Choose Your Own Adventure model to interactive video tutorials; (ACRL TechConnect, Ore., 2015)
- Elevating engagement in online courses (16th Annual Distance Library Services Conference, Colo., 2014, with accompanying article)
- Engaging students in citing sources (a.k.a. Citation Relay) (LOEX, Mich., 2014; EasyBib Professional Development Webinar series, Online, 2014)
Digital learning objects authored and relevant to information literacy instruction include the following:
- Plagiarism: A Love Story (2016, University of Northern Colorado)
- The Publication Cycle (2013, University of Northern Colorado)
- What is FDsys? (2011, University of Colorado Boulder)
- What is the Federal Register? (2011, University of Colorado Boulder)
William's contributions to the Scholarship & Creative Works repository at the University of Nothern Colorado's Digital UNC are openly accessible.
See William's profile at the Office of EDI's website for the 1st Generation Faculty and Staff group.
William earned his MLS from Indiana University, and BA from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before coming to the California State University system, William was an Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 University Libraries Faculty Fellow for the Center for Teaching and Learning. He was formerly the librarian for Government Information and Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, Miami University of Ohio, and at Loyola University Chicago.