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About Char

Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian

  • Manage and develop the Library's teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Participate in cross-colleges Library outreach efforts.
  • Provide virtual and in-person research assistance.


Char focuses on the intersection of education, research, technology, and design in library services. She was E-Learning Librarian and liaison to the School of Information at UC Berkeley between 2008 and 2011, and recently joined the Claremont Colleges Library as Instruction Services Manager and E-Learning Librarian. An ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Char blogs at info-mational and tweets @charbooth. She completed a Master's of Educational Technology at Ohio University in 2008, a MSIS at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information in 2005, and a B.A. in History at Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2001.  

Among other things non-library, Char is an avid Texan, maker, grower, gleaner, and consummate oceanite.


Char's recent publications include Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators and Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies. See more.

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Professional Committees

  • American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Task Force for Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC), 2010-2011
  • ACRL Information Technology Task Force, 2010-2011
  • ACRL New Publications Advisory Board, 2009-present
  • ALA RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee, 2008-2011

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