Caitlin Plovnick - Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage Library instruction and activities for first-year students
  • Teach information literacy workshops and design instructional content
  • Serve as liaison to the School of Science & Technology in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physics & Astronomy.
  • Provide research assistance


  • Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
  • MFA (Cartooning & Illustration), the Center for Cartoon Studies
  • BA (Literature), Bard College

Research Areas and Interests

  • Information Literacy: cross-curricular and extracurricular applications
  • Instructional Design
  • Multimodal Communication

University Service

  • General Education Committee
  • Reader, WEPT Examinations

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • ACRL Instruction Section
  • ACRL Science & Technology Section
  • California Association of Research Libraries (CARL)


  • Bussmann, J. & Plovnick, C. (2013) Review, revise, and (re)release: updating an information literacy tutorial to embed a science information life cycle. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. DOI: 10.5062/F4F769JQ