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Information Literacy Partner of the Month

September/October 2022

Kyle Teller

Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Teller of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, who is the SU Libraries’ Information Literacy Partner of the Month for September-October!

In nominating Dr. Teller, Emily Zerrenner, Research and Instructional Services Librarian and liaison to Mathematical Sciences, wrote:

[Dr. Teller] is teaching DSCI 470, Research Methods in Data Science, this semester; we met in early August to determine how I could best support the class. As Data Science is just getting started as a major, the class only has five students, but Kyle and I have been working together to ensure they have the research assistance they need. Before any instruction occurred, we talked about what the DSCI 470 LibGuide would need - with his guidance, I added three pages specific to Data Science to the guide: Datasets, Coding Resources, and Machine Learning. For the first library instruction session, we went over citation managers, evaluating sources, how to find research articles, and specifically finding coding resources and textbooks that SU has (and why students may want to do that as opposed to just Googling their coding problem). I visited their class for a second time a few weeks later so that we could go over finding datasets specifically for them to use in their projects. I am also embedded in the MyClasses space, to be as visible as possible for the students. The Data Science major is exciting, and it's even more so with Dr. Teller's willingness to work directly with the library to ensure student success.
Emily Zerrenner Research and Instructional Librarian

It is for this willingness to creatively work with librarians to help students engage with information sources that we have chosen Dr. Teller as our IL Partner of the Month for September-October.

In addition to recognizing Dr. Teller on the SU Libraries’ website and social media, we also will purchase a book in a field of his choice to be added to the Libraries’ collection in his honor.