Rebecca Hill Renirie is a tenured Assistant Professor and Research and Instruction Librarian for STEM and Medicine for Central Michigan University Libraries. She provides research support and information literacy instruction for the College of Medicine as well as the School of Engineering and Technology, and the departments of Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, Actuarial and Data Science. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her research areas include information literacy in STEM and in virtual spaces, information literacy frameworks and threshold concepts, research data management and data information literacy, and evidence synthesis methodologies.
Publications & Presentations
See my ORCID Profile here: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1559-2649
Harris, K., Rosinski, P., Wood-Nartker, J., & Renirie, R. H. (2022). Developing inclusive playgrounds that welcome all children – Including those with autism. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-022-00345-3
Renirie, R. H. (2022). Ethics and biodiversity data. In K. Getz & M. Brodsky (Eds.), The Data Literacy Cookbook (pp. 175-178). Association of College and Research Libraries.
Smith, K., Rand, D., Farrell, S., Hayes, B., Renirie, R., Muilenburg, J., & Newman, J. (2022, November). Policy readiness checklist for librarians. NIH DMSP Guidance Working Group. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/UADXR
Renirie, R. H. (2022, October 24). Biodiversity data: An exercise in ethics [Conference session]. Michigan Academic Libraries Association Data Literacy Mini-Conference, East Lansing, MI, United States.
Renirie, R. H. (2022, October 21). Quick, free tools to help with systematic reviews [Conference session]. STELLA Virtual Unconference.
Association of College and Research Libraries, DiNardo, C. O., Foster, B., Brungard, A. B., Cannon-Rech, N., Dommermuth, E., Hamelers, R., Kuglitsch, R., Orozco, R., Renirie, R. (2022, August). Companion document to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. https://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/Framework_Companion_STEM.pdf
Renirie, R. H. (2022, April 7). Research data management (RDM): Investigating and designing services [Panel session]. Metropolitan Detroit Medical Group Virtual Webinar on Data Management.
Renirie, R. (2021, October 19). Ethics and biodiversity data [Panel session]. Association of College and Research Libraries Digital Scholarship Section Numeric and Geospatial Services Discussion Group Virtual Data Literacy Cookbook Panel.
Renirie, R. H. (2020). Instruction through virtual reference: Mapping the ACRL Framework. Reference Services Review, 48(2), 243-257. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-09-2019-0060
Renirie, R. (2020). Data ethics. Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/ZKY1-6C12. https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/1765/1
Renirie, R. H. (2020, August 5). Laboratory-based information literacy instruction using an interactive tutorial [Conference session]. Science Librarianship in the Time of COVID-19 Virtual Conference, hosted by the Boston Library Consortium Science and Engineering Community of Interest.
Renirie, R. H. (2020, July 27). Teaching learners at different education levels: Information literacy and adult learners [Panel session]. 2020 Adult Learners: Tailoring Library Services Virtual Pop-up Conference, hosted by the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association and the Michigan Academic Library Association.
Renirie, R. H., & Harper, S. (2019). Flipped library instruction and scholarly resources: A citation analysis. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 13(4), 339-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2020.1713277
Renirie, R. H. (2019, April 10-13). Supporting research in the field: Making a hidden collection discoverable [Poster session]. Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Cleveland, OH, United States. https://acrl2019-acrl.ipostersessions.com/default.aspx?s=78-41-1C-03-5E-D9-FE-A8-F9-AA-C7-FC-3C-BE-95-F6
Renirie, R. H. (2018, June 21-26). Framing the vision: Connecting the ACRL Framework to core competencies in a biology undergraduate curriculum [Poster session]. American Library Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
Renirie, R. H. (2017). Retention of adult and traditional learners: Library strategies for student success. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 11(3-4), 314-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2017.1406876
Renirie, R. H. (2017, July 19-21). Data literacy in the biology undergraduate curriculum [Conference session]. Great Lakes Science Boot Camp, East Lansing, MI, United States.
Weible, J., Cunningham, K., St John, D., Renirie, R. H., & Francek, M. (2017, May 8-10). The “T” is not just in STEM: Technology to support learning in all classes [Conference session]. Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, MI, United States.
Cavanaugh, S., Cunningham, J., Weible, J., Cunningham, K., St John, D., Francek, M., Renirie, R., & Kerr, S. (2017, May 8-10). STEM education journal club as a faculty learning community [Poster session]. Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, MI, United States.
Renirie, R. H. (2017, March 22-25). The ACRL Framework in the virtual reference transaction: Mapping questions and answers to threshold concepts [Poster session]. Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States.
Renirie, R. H. (2017, March 22-25). Assessing with the Framework in the online classroom: Using a pre-/post-test based on threshold concepts of information literacy [Poster session]. Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States.
MA in Education, Central Michigan University, expected May 2024
MLIS, Wayne State University, December 2008
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, April 2002