Books-backgroundHave you ever thought of the Colby Library as a resource in helping with your work, projects,  and/or professional or personal interests? 

Build your informational literacy in this 1-hour session.  Learn hands-on, with using our computer lab on ways to: 

  • Increase your awareness of resources available to search and research.
  • Learn strategies to approach research in support of your projects and professional interests.
  • Leverage research tools at Colby libraries and beyond.
  • Develop a learning support network of Colby colleagues and librarians.

About the facilitator(s):


LisaMcDaniels_original (1)Lisa McDaniels, Assistant Director for Scholarly Resources and Services at Colby Libraries

Lisa leads a team of librarians who provide research support for students and faculty, connecting Colby scholars with the resources they need to create new knowledge.   

Previously, Lisa has worked in libraries in Florida, Alaska and Iowa before arriving in Maine in 2010. Immediately before coming to Colby, she served as Director of the Library & Learning Commons at Southern Maine Community College, integrating library services with subject tutoring, a writing center and technology support in a shared space. She initiated a student-led unified service/check-in desk, put high-demand textbooks on reserve, created convertible study/presentation/performance spaces and other radical acts.

Lisa believes that libraries are more necessary and relevant than ever, as long as we invite our communities to help us shape our programs and services. She is very excited about working with Colby staff to see how the Libraries can provide the workplace literacy necessary to support a world-class educational institution.

She holds a Master of Science in Library Studies from Florida State University, a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bridgewater College (Va.)

Further Resources:


Colby Library Webpage