Alan is the Associate Director at the Miller Information Commons and is responsible for overseeing and leading many of the major functions of the library, including Champlain's information literacy and library instruction programs for all students, in-person and online. Alan provides support and leadership to the Library Director in the strategic development of the library and its services and collections and leads up the assessment and evaluation of the library. Alan also provides research and reference support to all members of the Champlain community at the reference desk.

Check out Alan's teaching philosophy here.

Selected Publications

Carbery, A. and Leahy, S. (2016) "From traditional to critical: highlighting issues of injustice and discrimination through primary sources", Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks, vol. 1 & 2, co-edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy for ACRL Press.

Carbery, A. and Leahy, S. (2015) "Evidence-based instruction: assessing student work using rubrics and citation analysis to inform instructional design", Journal of Information Literacy, 9.1, 74-90.

Burkhardt, A. and Carbery, A. (2013) 'Exploring information landscapes and bubbles: facilitating students' discovery of their information selves." In Walsh, A. and Coonan, E. (eds) Only Connect... Discovery pathways, library explorations, and the information adventure. Huddersfield: Innovative Libraries, 2013. 

Carbery, A. and Hegarty, N. (2012) 'Introducing problem-based learning into one-shot information literacy instruction at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries', Sconul Focus, (53), pp. 30-34. 

Carbery, A. and Hegarty, N. (2010) 'Think 'on' the box: delivering engaging library database training to first year undergraduate students', Sconul Focus, (50), pp. 52-56. 

Hegarty, N. and Carbery, A. (2010) 'Piloting a dedicated information literacy programme for nursing students at Waterford Institute of Technology', Library Review, 59 (8), pp. 606-614. 

Hegarty, N., Carbery, A. and Hurley, T. (2009) 'Learning by doing: re-designing the first year information literacy programme at WIT Libraries', Journal of Information Literacy, 3 (2), pp. 73-90. 

Carbery, A. (2009) 'Implementing an ETD policy in WIT Libraries', Sconul Focus, (46), pp. 44-47. 

Hegarty, N., Carbery, A. & Kennedy, C. (2007) 'A new departure: revising the website by subject pages at WIT Libraries', Sconul Focus, (39), pp. 24-29.