Michelle Keba Knecht is the Senior Medical Librarian and Head of the Medical Health Sciences Collection and User Services Department for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining FAU, Michelle served as a reference librarian at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University and as a fifth and sixth grade English language arts teacher in South Texas through the Teach for America program. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences, including the American Library Association Annual Conference, and has published in the Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. In 2015, she and her co-workers won the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section Innovation Award for their work creating LibraryLearn, a mobile-first platform for storing and displaying instructional videos.
MS (2020) Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University
MS (2012) Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin
BA (2008) Anthropology Summa cum laude, University of Florida
Research & Interest:
• Evidence-Based Medicine
• Consumer Health Information
• Information Literacy Misconceptions
• Role of Curiosity in the Research Process
Keba, M., & Fairall, E. (2020). Not a Blank Slate: Information Literacy Misconceptions in First-Year Experience Courses. Communications in Information Literacy, 14 (2), 255–268. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.2.5
Keba, M. (2017). Teaching future educators exploration through strategic searching. In S. Goobey, S.B. Wainscott, & X. Goodman (Eds.), Disciplinary applications of information literacy threshold concepts. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries.
Roy, L., & Keba, M. (2017). Internationalizing reference education. The Reference Librarian, 58(3), 206-213. doi: 10.1080/02763877.2016.1277124
Renirie, R.H. & Keba, M. (Eds.) (2016). The seventeenth distance library services proceedings. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 10(1-2).
Keba, M., Segno, J., & Schofield, M. (2015). Making it work: Creating a student-friendly repository for instructional library videos. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 17-29. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2014.946335
Awards and Honors:
Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (Selected in 2018)
Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section Innovation Award (Selected in 2015)
Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (Selected in 2014)
Distance Library Services Conference Award (Selected in 2014)
Phi Beta Kappa (elected 2008)