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Heather Dodge is a teaching librarian with over ten years of experience in higher education. She is currently the head librarian at Berkeley City College, an urban community college in Berkeley, California where she has developed curriculum in information literacy, led the Teaching and Learning Center for faculty, and recently launched a certificate program in academic research skills.
Her approach to teaching includes engaging students in small group discussions, presenting thought provoking primary sources (videos, photos, writing), and empowering students to think of themselves as research scholars. She is particularly interested in helping students develop as critical thinkers through inquiry-based research, evaluating news sources, and learning about alternative voices through outlets such as zines, infographics, and other forms of self-expression.
In addition to her Master’s in Library Science, she holds a Master’s in Experimental Humanities from New York University, where she studied the intersection between comparative literature, post-colonial identities, and animal studies. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, and dabbles in aerial circus arts. For more information, see Heather’s CV.