April Cunningham has been selected to serve as a curriculum designer/facilitator for “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA), a three-year project conceived by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy. April’s role will be to create dynamic and authentic learning experiences for participating librarians using blended learning and peer-to-peer collegial relationships resulting in action learning projects.
April is the Instruction Coordinator Librarian at Saddleback College. She leads the library in all forms of instruction, including library workshops, class orientations, embedded librarian projects, and credit library classes. April has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in Community Colleges from CSU Fullerton and a Masters of Library and Information Science from UCLA. She is currently serving as the Director-at-Large for Community Colleges for the California Association of College and Research Libraries. At Saddleback, she is the library’s representative on the Educational Planning and Assessment Committee and also serves on the Academic Senate Student Success Committee.
-By Elizabeth Horan