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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Heather M. Moorefield-Lang, Ed.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: mlangh@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0224
Office:

School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 206
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Resources:

Tech Fifteen
Curriculum Vitae
YouTube

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Education

B.A., English and Theater Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Background

Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang joins the School of Library and Information Science faculty after serving six years in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech where she held the role of education and applied social sciences librarian.

Research

Dr. Moorefield-Lang's research is focused in technology in education and libraries, specifically honing in on the narratives and uses of technology based tools in those settings. She is the current chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee and continues her work integrating technology in libraries and classrooms under her brand Tech 15. Her current research involves exploring makerspaces in library settings around the world along with the policies, technologies, successes, and challenges that accompany those learning spaces.

Funded Research

Co-PI for Creative Arts Initiative Grant at Virginia Tech: Focus on iPod touch game in the area of music and math. 2010: Amount $5,000.00 Awarded.

Teaching

Dr. Moorefield-Lang is a hands-on educator who strives to deliver real  world experiences to her students whether they are face-to-face or online. Working with a wide range of teaching and instructional styles as well as with a tool box of technologies Moorefield-Lang hopes that her classes are informative and useful in practical settings. She teaches Information Technologies in the School Library Media Program and School Library Media Program Development.

Recent Publications

Moorefield-Lang, H.M., Copeland, C.A., & Haynes, A. (2016). Accessing abilities:  Creating innovative accessible online learning environments and putting quality into practice. Education for Information, 32, 27-33.

Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (2015). When makerspaces go mobile: Case studies of transportable maker locations. Library Hi Tech, 33(4). 462-471.

Miller, R. K., Moorefield-Lang, H., & Meier, C. (2015). Intentional integration of tablets and mobile devices into library services. Library Technology Reports, 51(7), 5-8.

Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (2015). User agreements and makerspaces: A content analysis. New Library World, 116(7/8), 358-368.

Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (2015). Change in the making: Makerspaces and the ever-changing landscape of libraries. TechTrends, 59(3), 107-112. (Invited)

Service

Chair: American Association of School Librarian’s Committee of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2016-2017)

Secretary: Educator of School Librarians Section of The American Association of School Librarians (2016-2018)

Chair: Association for Library and Information Science Education Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education Committee (2015-18)

Chair: American Association of School Librarians Technology Role Working Group (2015-16)

Member: American Association of School Librarians Presidential Initiative, Meeting of the Minds Think Tank (2015)

Personal

Dr. Moorefield-Lang is a native of Greensboro, N.C., who enjoys hiking, walking, singing, performing in plays, singing at church, reading and going to movies. Her favorite thing to do is travel, visiting many awesome countries such as England, Ireland, Germany, Central America and France, as well as most of Route 66 in the United States.