Consulting and Speaking

My years of experience completing and managing projects, collaborating with librarians both within and outside of my own library, and serving in leadership positions of large professional organizations grant me a wealth of knowledge, practice, and qualifications to provide consultation services for your library or organization. In addition, my presentation and speaking skills have received praise in many contexts. Feedback from previous speaking engagements include the following:

[Your presentation] was very well paced, never dragged, and your slides were clear and concise. You answered all the questions thoughtfully and thoroughly and provided very useful and practical information and suggestions. I’ve been doing webinars for LLAMA for quite a few years, and I can honestly say that on a scale of 1 -10, this one was a definite 10.

Attendee at LLAMA Webinar about mentoring, 2019

Very helpful!! Friendly & clear, felt welcome to ask questions. … Good presenter, clarity of content, effective use of slides and information. Great handouts. … Reassuring and articulate–exactly the kind of presenter needed … Content was great and well organized. I do feel better able to take on this challenge now!

Attendees of ACRL Webinar about open educational resources, 2018

Mandi is one of my favorite presenters; she is knowledgeable, her slides are accessible, she has a great personality, and fun to listen to! …. Mandi is an excellent and knowledgeable presenter. … Excellent content!

Faculty feedback to various copyright & open education workshops, 2018-19

Consulting Subject Areas

I offer consultation and training services in the following subject areas:

Open Education

  • Basics of open education
  • Basics of Creative Commons licenses
  • Establishing a faculty grant program
  • Creating an OER teaching award
  • Event planning for OER programs
  • Promoting faculty OER adoption & creation
  • Marketing an OER or affordability program

Mentoring & Professional Development for New Librarians

  • Practices of a good mentor / mentee
  • How to establish a strong formal mentor / mentee program
  • Cover letter and resume / CV development
  • Job searching for new librarians
  • Developing a strong LinkedIn profile
  • Career planning for new librarians
  • Developing leadership skills as a new librarian

Library Instruction & Adult Education

  • Developing online information literacy tutorials and workshops
  • Adult learning theory applied to library instruction
  • Critical thinking and information literacy
  • Reflective teaching practices

Consulting Experience

Rhode Island Library Association

In 2019, I was invited to help the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) begin their first formal mentoring program. I provided example materials, advice on materials developed by RILA for the program, and a presentation for members at their annual conference.

Open Textbook Network OER Librarianship Certification

Since 2018, I have served as an instructor for the Open Textbook Network’s new certification program for librarians with open education responsibilities. This involves working with my four fellow instructors to develop curriculum for a six week online course, as well as content for a three day in-person (online during COVID) program for participants. I also help to grade and deliver this content and served as a mentor to a cohort of six participants, meeting with them on a regular basis virtually and answering questions.

OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador

In 2017, I was named an Affordable Learning Ambassador for OhioLINK’s new Affordable Learning Ohio initiative. Along with five other colleagues, I received training through the Open Textbook Network and helped facilitate several state-wide OTN workshops for OhioLINK. Since that time, I have also given presentations about open textbooks to faculty and librarians at eight institutions and events. Each of these presentations was developed in close collaboration with a librarian or instructional designer at the institution and customized to the specific audience.

New Members Roundtable

In 2019 I was invited as a speaker for NMRT’s President’s Program about mentoring at ALA Annual. At the event, I spoke about the practices of good mentors and mentees, and I provided a list of relevant resources for attendees. I was also invited as a panelist for the NMRT Membership, Networking, and Committee Interest Meeting at the ALA Midwinter meeting in 2016 where I spoke about how to improve one’s professional development as a new librarian.

Other Experience

  • “How to Establish a Meaningful, Productive Mentoring Relationship” LLAMA Webinar, 2019
  • “Helping Faculty Find, Use, and Modify Open Educational Resources” ACRL eLearning Webcast , 2018
  • “Open Educational Resources 101” day-long workshop for Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS), 2018, with Carla Myers
  • “Stronger Together: Support, Leadership, and Alternative Pathways for New Information Professionals” invited presentation for Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference (OPAL), 2018, with Danielle Backius & Christina Rodriques
  • “No Software? No Problem. Creating Interactive Lessons Using Open-Access Free Resources” workshop for Academic Library Association of Ohio Distance Learning Interest Group Workshop, 2015
  • See my CV (in tab above) for more examples

Contact Me

To get in touch with me about a consultation or speaking opportunity, please feel free to email at mgoodsett1015[at] or call at 608-618-4652.