Innovation Studio Demo Day

CESiL: Collaborative Ethnographic Studies in Libraries

Project Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cesilproject/ *

The CESiL Team
  • Beth Du Pont is the Director of Academic Technologies at Skidmore College, a distinctive liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Beth oversees the instructional technology staff as they inspire, instruct, and support the faculty, staff, and students of the college. A major focus of her role is to interface with faculty and promote effective uses of technology in the curriculum. Beth earned a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from The Ohio State University’s department of Educational Policy and Leadership.
  • Jeff Rosedale is the Director of the Manhattanville College Library. He previously held positions as Head of Access and Technical Support and Systems Librarian within the Columbia University Libraries system. Jeff has taught undergraduates since 1999; he considers teaching to be an essential component of professional librarianship. He served as Coordinator of the Manhattanville First Year Program in the spring of 2010 and participates in faculty governance through committee service. In 2002, Jeff edited the book Managing Electronic Reserves, published by the American Library Association. His current research uses ethnographic methodology to understand what students need from academic library facilities and services. Among his professional interests are teaching with technology, working with first-year undergraduate students, and planning for the future of academic libraries. Jeff holds a B.A. in history, an M.A. in international affairs, and an M.S. in library science, all from Columbia University.
  • Diane Klare is Head of Reference in Olin Library at Wesleyan University, a selective liberal arts institution located in Middletown, Connecticut. Her academic interests include using ethnographic techniques to explore how students use library resources and campus spaces. Diane holds a B.A. in French and an M.B.A. in international finance from the University of Connecticut, an M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Liberal Arts from Wesleyan University.

* Project URL is subject to change.