Curriculum Vitae

Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library, RT-110D
2121 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
(608) 618-4652


Master of Education in Adult Learning & Development

  • Cleveland State University (2014-2018)
    • Thesis: Critical Thinking Teaching and Assessment in Information Literacy Online Learning Objects

Master of Science in Library Science

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2011-2013)
    • Certificate in Special Collections

Bachelor of Arts in Music and English

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2007-2011)

Professional Experience

Cleveland State University

Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian  – July 2014-present

  • Act as a liaison to the music, dance, theatre, English, history, philosophy, and religious studies departments
  • Maintain and develop collections in liaison areas
  • Coordinate and facilitate in-person and online library instruction for classes in liaison areas and develop asynchronous online instruction tools such as library guides and tutorials
  • Answer reference questions via email, phone, online chat, or reference desk interactions
  • Perform outreach to liaison departments and provide opportunities for collaborations between the library and campus community, especially regarding open education and copyright

Georgia Southwestern State University

Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor/Government Documents Coordinator – August 2013-July 2014

  • Developed and participated in an innovative instructional program including general orientation, for-credit, customized, and outreach courses
  • Oversaw reference program; provided reference consultation services in person, via email, and over the phone; assessed reference program regularly
  • Oversaw the government documents collection and services and maintain the standards required by GSW’s status as a partial Federal Depository Library
  • Facilitated outreach efforts to Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) campus and Americus community; collaborated with faculty and community members to provide events
  • Met faculty tenure-track expectations for scholarship and service

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Music Library Reference Intern – June 2013-August 2013

  • Oversaw circulation desk and answered reference questions
  • Reclassified CD collection to ANSCR classification system for improved patron browsing
  • Assisted music faculty and students by preparing scores, making copies, and retrieving scores and CDs
  • Created and implemented library programs as method of outreach

Ensemble Librarian Intern – June 2012-August 2012

  • Prepared, distributed, and supervised care of scores for three ensembles
  • Supervised students grades 1-12

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Assistant, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music – August 2012-June 2013

  • Processed material, primarily reel-to-reel tapes, scores, and faculty papers
  • Created finding aids in Archon (archival management tool)
  • Answered e-mail reference questions relating to history and music
  • Led guided tours for community groups of 2-4 people
  • Facilitated archives instruction session for music graduate students

Literature and Languages Library Practicum Student – January 2013-May 2013

  • Assisted with collection maintenance by creating and implementing weeding criteria
  • Assisted with liaison instructional sessions for rhetoric classes and created accompanying handouts
  • Posted weekly blog entries on library events, English Department news, and current events in literature
  • Chose topics for and created library exhibits
  • Created instructional tutorial for MLA International Bibliography using screen-casting software Camtasia

Graduate Assistant, Music and Performing Arts Library – August 2011-May 2013

  • Managed reference desk 6 hours per week and answer email, phone, and in-person reference questions
  • Assisted supervisor with processing approval lists for duplications
  • Created and maintained LibGuides for Krannert Center for the Performing Arts events
  • Designed workshops for international students on general library use and for graduate students about citation; created learning outcomes, handouts, LibGuides, and assessment tools

Graduate Student Employee, Content Access Management – February 2012-May 2012

  • Created original and copy-cataloging records for music scores, recordings, and monographs

Professional Development by Subject Area

Information Literacy Instruction

  • Creating Online Information Literacy Learning Objects Certificate recipient, Minnesota Library Association, Instruction Roundtable, 2018.
  • Goodsett, Mandi & Adrienne Gosselin. Increasing Faculty Collaboration and Community Engagement through Critical Librarianship and Public Sphere Pedagogy. Columbus, OH. 2017. Poster.
  • An eLearning Partnership: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Library Instructional Materials. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Columbus, OH. 2017. Poster.
  • Improving Learner Experience through Creative Library Instructional Design. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Wilmington, OH. 2016. Presentation.
  • Reinvigorating a Library Workshop Series: Moving Workshops into the Online Environment. LOEX Conference & LOEX Encore series. Pittsburgh, PA, 2016. Workshop and webinar presentation.
  • Leading the Way: Using the Information Literacy Framework to Build Institution- and Discipline-Specific Learning Outcomes. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Lewis Center, OH. 2015. Conference Poster.
  • Speak My Language: Teaching Information Literacy to Millennials. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2015. Ignite Session.
  • Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction through Self-Reflection. The Southeastern Librarian. 62:4 (2014). Peer-reviewed.
  • Empowering Student Learning: What We Can Learn from Game Makers in Creating Information Literacy Tutorials. Academic Library Association of Ohio. Sandusky, OH. 2014. Conference poster.
  • Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction through Self-Reflection. Southeastern Library Association Conference. Augusta, GA. 2014. Conference presentation.

Open Education & Copyright

  • Harvard Law School CopyrightX Course Certification completed, Spring 2019
  • Ohio Open Ed Collaborative Grant recipient, “Introduction to Ethics,” librarian consultant, 2019.
  • OER Librarian Certification Program Instructor. Association for College & Research Libraries Pre-Conference Program. Cleveland, OH. 2019.
  • Creative Commons Certificate recipient, Creative Commons, 2018
  • OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador, 2017-2019.
  • Gagich, M., Goodsett, M., & Zickel, E. Interdisciplinary Collaboration and the Development and Integration of a First-Year Writing Open Access Textbook. CCCC. Pittsburgh, PA. 2019. Presentation.
  • Goodsett, M., Hricko, M., Kaufman, S., & Nowakowski, J. OhioLINK Open Textbook Network Workshops. Tri-C Westshore. Westlake, OH; Pepper Pike, OH; Ohio Affordable Learning Summit. Akron, OH; & New Explorations in Teaching (NEXT) Conference. Akron, OH: 2018.
  • Five Ways to Cultivate Open Education on Your Campus. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Columbus, OH. 2018. Poster.
  • Dziabiak, M., Goodsett, M., & Reichert, A. Toll Free: The Library as Driver of Open Access Resources. Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference. Westerville, OH. 2018. Panel.
  • Helping Faculty Find, Use, and Modify Open Educational Resources. ACRL eLearning Webcast. 2018. Webinar.
  • Goodsett, M. & Myers, C. Open Educational Resources 101. Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. Shaker Heights, OH. 2018. Day-long workshop.
  • Copyright for Educators & Librarians Certificate recipient, Coursera MOOC, 2018
  • Goodsett, M., Loomis, B., & Miles, M. “The More We Work Together: Leading Campus OER Initiatives through Library-Faculty Collaboration” (invited article). College & Undergraduate Libraries. 23:3 (2016).
  • Goodsett, M., Loomis, B., & Miles, M. Developing an Open Educational Resource: Leading Campus OER Initiatives through Library-Faculty Collaboration. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Lewis Center, OH. 2015. Presentation.
  • Creating Engaging Information Literacy Tutorials, Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group. Atlanta, 2014. Conference presentation.

Misinformation & Source Evaluation

  • Goodsett, M. (2019). Inviting Students into the Kitchen: Inquiry-Based Learning as a Critical Thinking Instructional Strategy. The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook. ACRL Editions. [forthcoming]
  • “The Mozart Effect: Teaching Source Evaluation” (book chapter). Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion. A-R Editions. 2018.
  • Critical Thinking and the ACRL Framework: Combating Fake News and Fallacies. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Columbus, OH. 2017. Presentation.
  • Goodsett, Mandi & Evan Meszaros. Evaluating Information: Where Do Librarians and Skeptics Align? American Library Association Conference. Chicago, IL. 2017. Conference Poster.

Mentoring / Experiences of New Professionals

  • A Short Guide to Being Mentored: Tips for Strong Relationships. C&RL News 80(11). (2019).
  • Starting a Meaningful & Productive Library Mentoring Program. Rhode Island Library Association Conference. Smithfield, RI. 2019. Invited presentation and consultation.
  • How to Establish a Meaningful, Productive Mentoring Relationship. LLAMA Webinar. 2019. Presentation.
  • Goodsett, M., Milliner, V., & Rodriques, C. Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, and Make a Difference. American Library Association. New Orleans, LA. 2018. Presentation.
  • Backius, D., Goodsett, M., Kociubuk, J., & Rodriques, C. Stronger Together: Support, Leadership, and Alternative Pathways for New Information Professionals. Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference. Westerville, OH. 2018. Presentation.
  • “Exploring Culminating Experiences: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in LIS Education” (book chapter). Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education. Emerald Insight. (2018).
  • Goodsett, M. and Koziura, A. “Are Library Science Programs Preparing New Librarians? Creating a Sustainable & Vibrant Librarian Community.” Journal of Library Administration. 56:6 (2016).
  • Recipes for Success: Comparing ALA-Accredited MLIS Programs. (dataset) EngagedScholarship (institutional repository). 2015.
  • NMRT Membership, Networking, and Committee Interest Meeting Panelist. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Boston, MA. 2016.
  • Recipes for Success: Comparing MLIS Programs in the United States. American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. 2015. Conference poster.
  • No Software? No Problem. Creating Interactive Lessons Using Open-Access Free Resources. Academic Library Association of Ohio Distance Learning Interest Group Workshop. West Chester, OH. 2015. Workshop presentation.
  • Are Library Science Programs Preparing New Librarians? Creating a Sustainable & Vibrant Librarian Community. Academic and Research Libraries Association Conference. Portland, OR. 2015. Conference poster.
  • Mentoring, Publishing, and Professional Development: Navigating Early Career Librarianship. Academic and Research Libraries Association Conference. Portland, OR. 2015. Roundtable.
  • Goodsett, M. and Walsh, A. Building a Strong Foundation: Mentoring Programs for Novice Tenure Track Librarians in Academic Libraries. College & Research Libraries. 76:6 (2015).
  • Busting 5 Myths about Mentoring in Academic Libraries. Southeastern Library Association Conference. Augusta, GA. 2014. Conference poster.

Sustainability in Libraries

  • Goodsett, M. (2019). Mixing It Up: Collaborating with Campus Students and Staff to Promote Sustainability via a Large Library Display. The Sustainable Library’s Cookbook. ACRL Editions. (2019).
  • The Library as Campus Sustainability Champion. Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference. Columbus, OH. 2018. Poster.

Music Librarianship

  • Goodsett, M. & Baumgartner, M. (2019). Serving the Needs of International Students: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Music History Pedagogy, 9:1, pp. 44–66.
  • A Qualitative Study: Serving the Needs of International Music Graduate Students. American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Graduate Student Interest Group. Denver, CO. 2018. Presentation.
  • A Qualitative Study: Serving the Needs of International Music Students. Midwest Music Library Association Conference. Iowa City, IA. 2017. Presentation.
  • Goodsett, M. and Dougan, K. A Win-Win Situation: Community Outreach through LibGuides. (book chapter). Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century. NJ: Purdue University Press. 2014.
  • Beats (review). Music Reference Services Quarterly. 17:3 (2014).
  • Choral Public Domain Library (review). Reference Reviews. 28:6 (2014).
  • ScorSer (review). Reference Reviews. 28:3 (2014): 46 – 47.


  • Goodsett, M., Miles, M., & Nawalaniec, T. Recasting Research Guidance: Using a Comprehensive Literature Review to Establish Best Practices for Developing Research Guides. Association of College & Research Libraries Conference. Cleveland, OH. 2019. Poster.
  • Goodsett, M., Meszaros, E., Millet, M. S., & Vlach, J. Welcome to Cleveland: An Introduction to the Rock and Roll Capitol of the World. College & Research Libraries News, 79(8), 410.
  • Goodsett, Mandi, Charissa Powel, Jason Broughton, Sean Buckner, and Myriam Martinez. IRRT Library Links: Facing Disasters as a Global Community. American Library Association Conference. Orlando, FA. 2016. Conference Poster.
  • Peer reviewer for Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table, 2015–2016.
  • Discovery Search Tools: A Comparative Study. Reference Reviews. 28:6 (2014).
  • No More Tallies: Comparing Web-Based Reference Statistics Tools. Library 2.013 Conference. Virtual, 2013. Presentation. Southeastern Library Association Conference. Greenville, SC, 2013. Poster.

Accomplishments and Awards

  • ACRL Early Career Librarian Conference Scholarship recipient, March 2019
  • Academic Library Association of Ohio Continuing Education Grant Recipient, April 2018
  • ACRL Early Career Librarian Conference Scholarship Recipient, March 2017
  • EBSCO Conference Sponsorship Award Recipient, January 2017
  • Selected as the 2015-2016 New Members Roundtable (NMRT) Emerging Leader, November 2015
  • Southeastern Library Association New Voices Contest Winner, Reflective Teaching: Improving Library Instruction through Self-Reflection, October 2014
  • Graduate Student Employee Exhibit Contest Winner, In Dear Old Illinois: Celebrating Illinois with Scores from MPAL’s Historic Sheet Music Collection, March 2013
  • Music Library Association Midwest Chapter Retirees Scholarship Recipient, October 2011

Professional Associations and Academic Offices

  • American Library Association (ALA), 2011-present
    • Organizational Effectiveness Steering Committee, 2018-present
  • New Members Roundtable (NMRT), 2011-present
    • Executive Board Member (Vice-President/President-Elect, President, Past-President), 2016–2019
    • Endnotes Committee Member, 2015-2016
    • Executive Board Member (Secretary), 2014-2015
    • Student Reception Committee Member, 2013-2014
    • Footnotes Committee Member, 2013-2014
  • Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT), 2014-present
    • Adult Learning Committee member, 2018-present
    • Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee member, 2014-2017; Co-Chair 2015-2016
  • Sustainability Roundtable (SustainRT), 2017-present
    • Outreach Committee Co-Chair, 2018-2020
    • Nominating Committee Member, 2018
  • Academic and Research Libraries Association (ACRL), 2012-present
    • Conference Local Arrangements Committee Member, 2017-2019
    • Conference Poster Committee Member, 2015-2017
    • Instruction Section Awards Committee Secretary, 2014-2015; Member 2015-2016
  • Music Library Association (MLA), 2011-present
    • Instruction Subcommittee Member, 2015-2019
  • Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), 2014-present
    • Vice-President/President-Elect, 2019-2020
    • Sustainability Interest Group Co-Founder & Member, 2019-2020
    • Web Design Task Force, 2018-2019
    • Nominating Committee, 2016-2017
    • Instruction Interest Group
      • Interest Group Co-Chair, 2017-2019
    • Research and Publication Committee, 2015-2017
  • Northeast Ohio New-to-Libraries Network (NLN), 2015-present
    • Founder; President, 2015-2019

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