Engineering, Applied Science & Technology Librarian
Weber State University
Diana Meiser earned her MLS from the University of North Texas in 2011 and currently serves as the librarian for the College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology at Weber State University. Diana is a newly-hired Assistant Professor at Weber State and teaches classes in information literacy.
Jason Francis is the Health Professions librarian at the Stewart Library and an Associate Professor at Weber State University having obtained a MLS degree from the University of North Texas specializing in Medical Informatics and Digitization and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Weber State University. Jason has worked at the Stewart Library for 25 years in various capacities, such as stacks management,
culminating in his current position, which has afforded many interesting opportunities for growth in the library profession. As Stacks Manager, Jason presented at the COSUGI, Customers of SirsiDynix User Group, on the implementation of a then new inventory procedure utilizing the library’s wireless network with the organization of student assistants. That background in student management has led to the focus of his research interests on online engagement in online and face-to-face instruction. As a member of Weber State’s digital literacy
task force, Jason has implemented digital assignments into information literacy instruction. Students produce screencast videos highlighting their search strategies and level of understanding of various research tools. Teachable moments become apparent and increased opportunities for interaction have been a successful byproduct of the requirement of these digital artifacts. Jason has pushed into accessibility concerns for online students after working on creating captions for recorded lectures in a course. Jason has forged a partnership between Weber State’s Disability Services office, WSU Online and the Stewart Library to identify and correct inaccessible content as well as educating faculty on copyright issues associated with uploading content online. Jason is working towards ensuring that all students have
equal and fair access to course materials at the same time.
Shaun Adamson, MLS, Ph.D. is a Professor and Head of Teaching & Information Services at the Stewart Library at Weber State University (WSU). She has been teaching in the university setting for over 20 years, and began her career in the field of librarianship as a student worker in the University of South Florida Health Sciences Library in the 1990s. While Shaun did not end up working in medical libraries, she has continued working in related disciplines, such as athletic training, nutrition, and exercise and sports science, all of which are housed in her liaison area in the College of Education. Her research interests focus on information literacy instruction, particularly in an online environment, and how to best provide a f2f experience to online students. More recently, she has been working with several colleagues in partnership with WSU’s Disability Services office and WSUOnline to improve accessibility in online course environments.