As Coordinator of Instructional Services I see my role within the Adelphi community as a proactive one. My philosophy of teaching as an academic librarian is to ultimately demystify the library and its information resources. My objective is to empower all our users with the tools and skills necessary to function in this ever-changing information landscape. As an academic librarian, everything I do professionally is geared to the
educational process. Every reference question provides a teaching moment and an opportunity to learn from my patrons. Teaching the Adelphi community to be information literate researchers in their pursuit of knowledge will assist them with the life long skills necessary to succeed in this new information age.
Information Literacy prgoram development and curriculm. Subject specialist for the School of Social Work,and the Sociology and Anthropology Departments. In addition I carry liaison responsibilities to the above, the ABLE program, and Honors College
Presently assessing the information literacy skill levels of incoming MSW students, and in the future DSW students. Research to date has been on how to address the information literacy needs for graduate students, especially nontraditional students in Social Work curriculum.
Bellard, E. M., & O'Neill, L (2007), Conducting a literature review in Education and the Behavioral Sciences
. PRIMO Database
Bellard, E.M (2007), Navigating the Shoals: Legal Research, Social Policy and Social Work Students. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian., 26,
Bellard, E. M. (2005), Information literacy needs of nontraditional students in Social Work. Research Strategies, 20,
Weinberg, L., Barbakoff, S., Bellard, E., & Roberson, Gloria (1999), Report of the Committee to Develop the Library and Information Technology Session for the Freshman Experience. ERIC Document ED 437159
Bellard, E.M., O'Neill, Lois (2009, March). LACUNY (Library Association of the Colleges and Universities of the City of New York Instruction Committee Program "Critical Thinking in the Online Environment: Maximizing Learning.". Kingsborough Community College LACUNY.
Bellard, E. M. (2007, June). The ACRL/NY Information Literacy Discussion Group: Presenter-LIU Brooklyn Campus. June 13th 2007 - “Talking About TILT and Other Online Tutorials”. Half day panel discussion. LIU Brooklyn Campus.
Bellard, E.M. (2007, May). Association of College and Research Libraries of Greater New York-Long Island Chapter ACRL/NY-LI “Nuts and Bolts of Legal Research for Academic Librarians”. Workshop and Panel Discussion. Adelphi, University.
Eichenholtz, S., Bellard, E.M.. (2010). Embedding Information Literacy in an Educational Leadership Ethics and Law Course: From the Traditional Classroom to Blended and Beyond. In NACPEA National Council of Professor of Educational Administrators Council Summit August 2010 (pp. 9). Washing ton, D.C..
(2004). “Project SAILS (Project for the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) and Adelphi”. In Long Island Council of Academic Directors. Merchant Marine Academy.
(2002). Librarians as Teachers. In ACRL/NY (Association of College and Research Libraries of Greater New york)--Long Island Section.. Hofstra University.
(1999). Establishing Strategies for Librarian/Instruction Faculty Collaborative Partnerships Colloquium. In LACUNY Librarians Association of the City University of New York. Queensborough Community College.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Bellard, E. (2011). [Book Review, I found it on the Internet: Coming of age online,Second Edition] By, Frances Jacobsen Harris. Internet Service Quarterly, 16 (1-2), 73-4 .
Interim Treasurer for the ACRL/NY chapter 2003-2004
Member of the Executive Board Of ACRL/NY and Annual Symposium Planning Committee 2003-to date
President- ACRL Greater New York Chapter 2002/2003
Co-Chair - ACRL/NY Symposium Planning Committee 2002
Vice-Chair Long Island Chapter ACRL/NY Chapter 2001
Attendee - ACRL Institute for Information Literacy - July 2002. Only a select number of Instruction Librarians accepted each year to attend the Institute to share and learn new Information Literacy skills, program management techniques and assessment tools.