Maria Sclafani is the Coordinator of Library Instructional Services and Assistant Professor. She holds a Master's of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She joined the Wichita State University Libraries in August 2019.
Her research interests include critical information literacy, feminist and critical pedagogies, and the information needs of incarcerated populations.
Adaptive scaffolding toward transdisciplinary collaboration: Reflective polyvocal self-study (Springer International Publishing, 2022-12-16)Contemporary global challenges require experts from various disciplines to work together. Since every field of knowledge has its unique language and discipline-based culture, collaborative inquiry presents an additional ...
Perfection isn't the goal, right? Reflections from early-career librarians on adapting the one-shot to an online environment (2021-05-13)This presentation is a reflection of three early-career librarians from different universities on the pivot from in-person to online one-shot instruction due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Presenters will discuss how adapting ...
So you think you can teach? Finding my teacher identity in the classroom, the writing center, and the library (Innovative Libraries Press, 2021-01)Do you remember the first time you taught? I do, even though it was over a decade ago. I was so flustered afterwards I rushed to the bathroom to calm down, and inadvertently walked into the men’s bathroom, which only made ...