Bronwen Maxson joined the UC Merced Library in August 2023. As the Head of Research & Learning Services, she leads a team that provides valuable research and learning services to the UC Merced community. With the goal of advancing students’ information literacy skills, she partners with campus and academic programs to engage users with the library through user-centered services and inclusive programs and educational experiences. She currently serves as the Library Liaison to Sociology and Languages, Literatures & Cultures.
Bronwen’s professional interests include information literacy, teaching and learning, creating digital learning objects, and promoting inclusivity through scholarship and outreach.
University of Denver (DU), Denver, Colorado
University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), Boulder, Colorado
Maxson, B. K. & Reyes, B. M. (2023, in press). Lessons from a research trip to Mexico. In K. Matusiak, D. Schachter, & K. Bright (Eds.), Bridging research and library practice: Global perspectives on education and training. De Gruyter.
Lowe, M. S., Maxson, B. K., Stone, S. M., Miller, W., & Snajdr, E. (2020). Boolean redux: Performance of advanced versus simple Boolean searches and implications for upper-level instruction. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(6) 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102234
Maxson, B. K., Neely, M., Roberts, L. M., Stone, S. M., Lowe, M. S., Macy, K., & Miller, W. M. (2019). The power of peers: Approaches from writing and libraries. Reference Services Review, 47(3), 314-330. http://hdl.handle.net/1794/24585
Stone, S. M., Lowe, M. S., & Maxson, B. K. (2018). Does course guide design impact student learning? College & Undergraduate Libraries, 25(3), 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2018.1482808
Reyes, B. M., Hicks, A., & Maxson, B. K. (2018). Information literacy practices of Spanish-speaking graduate students at the University of Kansas. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 18(3), 595-615. https://scholar.colorado.edu/libr_facpapers/119/
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