LeAnn Suchy CV

EDUCATION

M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, 2006
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.A., English with an emphasis in writing, 2002
Minnesota State University Moorhead

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Discovery & Online Services Librarian
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 2014 – Present

  • Develop and implement policies, practices, assessment, and training for library discovery systems, online tools, LibGuides CMS, and social media platforms.
  • Design and teach in-person and online information literacy instruction to students, faculty, and staff from a variety of disciplines.
  • Utilize a variety of eLearning tools to develop instructional videos, quizzes, and other multimedia learning tools.
  • Manage library and interlibrary loan websites, track and assess usage, and maintain style guidelines by working with Marketing & Communications and IT departments.
  • Provide in-person and online research support to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serve as subject liaison to certain academic departments to cultivate relationships and provide instruction to those departments.
  • Grow, maintain, and weed collections in support of academic liaison departments.
  • Hire, supervise, and design training for graduate research assistants.

Adjunct Professor, Library & Information Science
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 2013 – Present

  • Develop and teach curriculum for two courses – Readers’ Advisory Services, 2013-present, and Ebook Technology, 2013-2015.
  • Deliver face-to-face instruction and evaluate student success through in-person and homework assignments.

Mobile App Instructor
Twin Cities Media Alliance, Minneapolis, MN, 2013 – 2014

  • Created classes on mobile apps useful for business and delivered instruction to adult learners at public libraries around the Twin Cities.

Associate Librarian
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, 2010 – 2014

  • Assisted global student base on use of the library catalog, databases, and bibliographic management systems.
  • Marketed available resources by creating LibGuides on library databases, RSS feeds, and tools for research.
  • Utilized eLearning tools to make instructional videos and graphics about using library resources.
  • Maintained presence on Twitter and Facebook and wrote blog posts about library issues, technology, websites, and other items of interest for the library blog.

MILI Program Manager
Metronet, St. Paul, MN, 2009 – 2014

  • Designed Metronet Information Literacy Initiative (MILI) program and trained media specialists and teachers on establishing best practices for integrating research, eLearning tools, social media, mobile devices and apps, and emerging technologies in the classroom.
  • Created 23 Mobile Things training program (23mobilethingsmn.org) utilized by library professionals around Minnesota.
  • Assisted in establishing and promoting programming for a wide variety of professional development events about technology and instruction.

Reference & Information Literacy Librarian
College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN, 2006 – 2009

  • Designed and taught library instructional classes to student and faculty base.
  • Answered reference questions via chat, email, telephone, and individual research appointments.
  • Created online course guides, database tutorials, and promotional materials.
  • Marketed library services through social media outreach, programming, and library marketing campaigns.

PRESENTATIONS

2016
  • Beschnett, A., Mars, A., Suchy, L., Rickert, K., & Gray, S. (2016, June). Scaffolded vs. traditional one shot information literacy instruction in a first term common experience course. Poster presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
2015
  • Suchy, L., Gewirtz, S., Forslund, L., Hammond, H., Qualey, K., & Gearman, L. (2015, October). Information literacy through the ages. Panel at the ITEM Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2015, July). Ebooks 101: The lowdown on ebooks in libraries. Presentation at the Branch Out Conference, Brooklyn Park, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2015, July). Social media 101: Twitter, Pinterest & Vine, oh my! Presentation at the Branch Out Conference, Brooklyn Park, MN.
  • Suchy, L., & Tompkins, H. (2015, May). If you wanna be appy: An app showcase. Presentation at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.
2014
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Thompkins, H., & Gerbig, J. (2014, October). Appy hour breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Nelson, J., Suchy, L., Post, P., Bodeau, A., King, C., & Fila, J. (2014, October). Ebooks & econtent. Panel at the ITEM Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2014, October). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2014, April). Ebook basics. Webinar presentation for the Explore MN Ebooks Summit, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2014, March). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the MEMO Spring Conference, Duluth, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2014, March). 40 in 60: New YA titles. Presentation at the SELCO Readers’ Advisory Retreat, Rochester, MN.
2013
  • Suchy, L. (2013, December). Apps in a flash: 23 mobile things preview. Webinar for Minitex training.
  • Suchy, L. (2013, December). Twitter for professional development. Presentation at Chaska High School, Chaska, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2013, October). Apps and web tools for the classroom in a flash. Presentation at the Minnesota Career College Association Conference, Woodbury, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2013, October). Things in a flash: 40 in 60 iPad apps and tips. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Monn, D., & Richardson, T. (2013, October) Appy hour breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. & Haase Krueger, A. (2013, July). Readers’ advisory and social media. Presentation at the Branch Out Library Conference, Maple Grove, MN.
  • Suchy, L. & Haase Krueger, A. (2013, April). Readers’ advisory and social media. Presentation at the Readers’ Advisory Roundtable Spring Retreat, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Bessey, K, & Qualey, K. (2013, March). Things in a flash: K-college iPad apps. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2012
  • Suchy, L., Given, L., & Bessey, K. (2012, October). Things in a flash: An iPad app buffet. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Hammond, H., Mastel, K., Morlock, L., & Walton, N. (2012, October). Going the extra MILE: MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence 2013. Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference. St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Wurl, J., Baladad, R., & Collins, D. (2012, October). Appy hour breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., & Hatinen, A. (2012, March). Things in a flash: An iPad app buffet. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2011
  • Suchy, L., Paek, G., Doolittle, J., & Monroe, M. (2011, October). Information literacy, 21st century skills, and teacher-librarian collaboration in schools. Presentation at the American Association of School Librarians Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Lee, M., & Peterson, K. (2011, April). Minnesota Library Futures Initiative update. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Academic and Research Libraries Division Day, Chanhassen, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2011, March). My life as a ChaCha Guide: Are they our competition? Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Hardy, M., Springer, A., Sippel, J., & Symons, D. (2011, March). Things in a flash: The latest web 2.0 tools. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2010
  • Suchy, L. (2010, November). Using delicious for History Day research. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Young, D., Sippel, J., & Conger, K. (2010, October). Shushing the stereotype: Librarians in the 21st century. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Bessey, K., Baladad, R., & Mastel, K. (2010, October). Beyond search: The glitz and glam of Google. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, B., Bessey, K., Springer, A., & Wurl, J. (2010, October). Things in a flash: The latest web 2.0 tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Paek, G., & Monroe, M. (2010, October). Becoming a web 2.0 leader. Presentation at the Education Minnesota Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Hootman, J. & Suchy, L. (2010, October). Research Project Calculator. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. & Melton, L. (2010, October). Web 2.wh0a! Technology integration in the classroom. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Bauer, K., Eidem, K., Hope-Hofher, E., & Melton, L. (2010, October). Things in a flash: The latest web 2.0 tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, October). Statewide web 2.0 training: Why, how, and the success of 23 Things on a Stick. Presentation at the Minnesota Innovative Users Group meeting, Northfield, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, March). Personal learning networks. Presentation for staff day at the Traverse des Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, March). New tools to watch: What’s next? Presentation for staff day at the Traverse des Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Lee, M., Post, P., Leebaw, D., Partlo, K., & Bauer, K. (2010, March). Fast & fun: Tech topics for libraries. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Baladad, R., Leon, R., & Suchy, L. (2010, March). Google Wave: Ripple or tsunami? Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2005-2009
  • Suchy, L. (2009, November). Research Project Calculator. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2009, November). Online images for History Day. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Walker-Smalley, A., Post, P., & Suchy, L. (2009, October). Fast & fun: Lightning presentations on web 2.0 tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Walker-Smalley, A., Post, P., & Suchy, L. (2009, October). Fast & fun: Lightning presentations on web 2.0 tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Tompkins, H., Suchy, L., Alcorn, L., Keniepp, T., & Wurl, J. (2008, March). Avatarbrarians: Librarians at the point of need, virtually. Panel presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2008, April). Web 2.0 tools in the media center. Presentation at the East Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Spring meeting, St. Michael, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2008, February). Web 2.0 and you! Using tools for the library, for patrons, and for yourself. Presentation to the Traverse de Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2007, October). Using social networking tools in library marketing. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Tompkins, H., Suchy, L., Neu, D., & Sinkler-Miller, C. (2007, April). The catalog as a participatory platform. Presentation at the Minnesota Oberlin Libraries Symposium on the Catalog, St. Joseph, MN.
  • Suchy, L., & Bedoya, J. (2005, February). Teaching librarians to assist international students: Part II. Presentation at the BOBCATSSS Symposium, Budapest, Hungary.

PUBLICATIONS & WRITING

Minnesota Reads. Reviewing books here since December 2009.

Walker-Smalley, A., & Suchy, L. (2013). 21st Century Skills: Training the Teacher. In K. Burhanna (Ed.) Informed transitions: Libraries supporting the student transition to college (123-132). Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Suchy, L. (2012, September). What is MILI? Minitex Reference Notes (September), 9-10.

Suchy, L. (2010). MILI tools for you to use. Minitex Reference Notes (January), 3.

Suchy, L., Baladad, R., & Leon, R. (2009). Google Wave. Minitex Reference Notes (November), 5.

Suchy, L. (2008). Scholarly and information literacy embedded in the disciplines. Minitex Reference Notes (November/December), 6-7.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AWARDS

Minnesota Library Association

  • Conference Plannning Committee, chair, 2017
  • Conference Planning Committee, local arrangements, 2016
  • Conference Planning Committee, communications, 2015
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2013
  • Conference Planning Committee, communications, 2012
  • Communications Committee, chair, 2011 and 2012
  • Graduated from the Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE), 2011-2013
  • Honored with the Minnesota Library Association President’s Award, 2011
  • Attended Library Legislative Day, 2010-2013

Information & Technology Educators of MN

  • Conference Planning Committee, communications, 2014

Library Technology Conference

  • Conference Planning Committee, communications, 2012

Minnesota Library Futures Initiative

  • Selected Member, 2010-2012

Minnesota Multitypes 23 Things on a Stick

  • Program Coach, 2008-2009