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Frederic Murray, MLIS
Frederic Murray is an Academic Librarian and Head of Instructional Services at the Al Harris Library with the rank of Assistant Professor. He earned his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia. He has been a faculty member of Southwestern Oklahoma State University since 2006. In his capacity as the Instructional Services Librarian he has initiated the growth and expansion of bibliographic instruction across the campus curriculum to include Information Literacy classes in a number of disciplines: History, Business, English Composition, Literature, Allied Health and Parks Management. He also teaches upper division capstone sessions where he focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of research in digital environments. He has presented at both state and national conferences in the areas of library pedagogy, digital textbooks, and the uses of podcast technology. His current research inquiries are on the expansion Information Literacy classes into for-credit courses. He is also developing digital lesson plans for Indigenous curricula in partnership with the National Park Service. In the fall of 2013 he was the principal investigator for an institutional level faculty survey (in collaboration with Ithaka S & R,) in which faculty members were queried to learn about their attitudes and practices related to research, teaching, and library services. This research lead to the development of new library services and instructional methods for the SWOSU campus. He actively serves on a number of academic committees and is looking forward to the Oklahoma Thunder winning a National Championship in the very near future.