Rhonda Huisman has a Masters in Education from Briar Cliff University, and a Masters in Information Science and Learning Technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor for University Libraries. Rhonda has many years’ experience in education as middle and high school teacher, academic librarian, adjunct faculty, and grant activity director. She has published and presented on information literacy, assessment, instructional technology, first year seminars, and faculty-librarian relationships, and taught courses in sociology, informational technology, and children’s literature. Her research includes examining the impact of library as place among urban high school students and college readiness, and the programmatic review of library instruction and engagement on student success.

Recent Submissions

  • We've wordled: Have you? 

    Huisman, Rhonda K.; Miller, Willie; Trinoskey, Jessica (American Library Association, 2011)
    The article describes the use of the word-cloud generator, Wordle, by three subject librarians at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, in various aspects of library instruction and outreach.
  • College ready, college bound 

    Huisman, Rhonda K. (2013-08-23)
    We convened a group of local and campus constituents as an advisory board, with representatives from IUPUI School of Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Department of Education, K-12 schools in Marion County, ...
  • Indy $500: Race to the shops 

    Miller, Willie; Huisman, Rhonda K. (American Library Association, 2013)
    The article offers travel tips for Indianapolis, Indiana, host city of Association of College and Research Libraries 2013, and includes recommendations for shopping, sightseeing, and bookshops.
  • Project based learning: Faculty and librarian partners in pedagogy 

    Huisman, Rhonda K. (2013-03-18)
    This [poster]session will define Project-Based Learning (PBL), including the methodology, structure, resources, and ideas for collaboration between teachers, faculty and librarians. Project-Based Learning provides for ...
  • 6 Degrees of information literacy: How faculty, students, and administration are linked to (Kevin Bacon) - wait, a librarian 

    Huisman, Rhonda K. (2013-04-15)
    Librarians and library services can be critical in helping students make connections across campus, through their work with faculty assignments, providing reference services, or collecting subject or interdisciplinary ...
  • Lifelong learning: Moving beyond the library degree? 

    Huisman, Rhonda K. (American Library Association, 2011)
    Describes the decision to continue taking courses towards an advanced degree, as well as personal or professional factors in motivation for this decision.
  • By and for us: The development of a peer review of teaching program by and for pre-tenure librarians 

    Alabi, Jaena; Huisman, Rhonda; Lacy, Meagan; Miller, Willie; Snajdr, Eric; Trinoskey, Jessica; Weare, William H., Jr. (Regis University, 2012)
    Seven pre-tenure librarians at the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), concerned about the effectiveness of their library instruction, created a peer review of teaching (PROT) ...
  • Now you see it: Transparency in instruction and assessment 

    Huisman, Rhonda K. (2013-04-05)
    NILOA (National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment) offers those faculty, administrators, peer institutions, and librarians a wealth of information concerning all forms and types of assessment on a campus. Librarians ...
  • A scanner darkly: Retooling the tools for environmental scans 

    Emery, Katie; Huisman, Rhonda K.; Lacy, Meagan; Staum, Sonja (2013-04-08)
    See how a small group of librarians gathered partners across campus to conduct an environmental scan of their instructional program. We took a long workbook (Analyzing Your Instruction Environment, published by ACRL) and ...
  • A picture is worth 150 words: using Wordle to assess library instruction 

    Huisman, Rhonda K.; Hanna, Kathleen A. (Pierian Press, 2011)
    Making library instruction interactive and engaging is no easy feat, and assessment of the standard one-shot visit can be difficult. Librarians need a simple and fast method for evaluation of learning. The one-minute paper ...