April Cunningham is the new Library Instruction Coordinator at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. She was the Instruction Coordinator for the Saddleback College Library from 2005 to 2013. She presents and publishes on issues facing instruction librarians, including innovative pedagogy, faculty collaborations, and working conditions. Her most recent presentations reported findings from her dissertation on community college librarians’ efforts to sustain instruction programs. She also has facilitated workshops on action research, introducing librarians to procedures for generating and analyzing data and is a facilitator for ACRL’s Assessment in Action. At Saddleback College, April guided the college’s Educational Planning and Assessment Committee in its efforts to assess Information Competency as an institutional learning outcome. She has served on the LOEX Executive Board and is currently a Director-at-Large for Community Colleges for the California state chapter of ACRL. April received an EdD in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton, a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in literature and writing from the University of California, San Diego.
She can be contacted at aprcunningham at gmail dot com
Richard H. Hannon currently teaches English Composition at Saddleback and Palomar Colleges. He first began teaching English in South Los Angeles, where he received a California Clear Credential in English through L.A. Unified’s District intern program. Later, he earned a Masters of Rhetoric, with an emphasis in teaching Composition, from SDSU. His interest in how to more effectively teach the research process to his composition students, as well as his longstanding collaboration with librarians, led him to earn a Masters in Library and Information Science in 2011. His academic interests include: the origins of consciousness through language, postmodern epistemologies, critical theory, and gender studies.
He can be contacted at email@example.com