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Courtney Mlinar: Faculty / Expert Librarian Profile

Librarian Profile page for Courtney Mlinar

ACC Library Services Responsibilities

ACC Elgin Campus Library

Head Librarian and Associate Professor:

  • Manage Library staff, services, and daily operations/activities at the ACC Elgin Campus Library
  • Reference and Instruction Services to students, faculty and staff
  • ACC LS LibGuides CMS Facilitator
  • Member of the ACC Library Leadership Team
  • Co-Leader, ACC LS Information Literacy Team
  • Co-Leader, ACC LS Reference Team
  • Member of the ACC Library Services Web Team
  • Coordinator, ACC LS Early College High School/Dual Credit Facilitators
  • Member of the ACC LS OER Team
  • ACC Copyright Officer



  • Web design and educational technology
  • Active learning pedagogical techniques
  • Media literacy (fake news)
  • Embedded librarianship

Recent works:

  • Author, Library Professional Development Blog Sept. 2012-present
  • Project ACC Faculty Institute Pilot: "Active and engaged learning in the sciences: Research as inquiry." Summer and Fall 2017 Cheek - 2 sections, Spring 2018 Cheek and Bocknack - 2 sections.
  • Co-Author, "Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians." ACRL Standards and Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Revision Task Force, 2014-2017. 
  • Co-Author, “Metacognition and Next-Gen Learning Models.” Innovation Abstracts, vol. 39, no. 14, 20 Apr. 2017,
  • Poster Co-author, "Building a Service Learning-Instruction Apprentice Program: Charting New Paths at Student Success and Early Career Transformations", ACRL Conference, March 2017
  • Co-Presenter, "Meta-cognition and NextGen Learning models: Meeting student success and engagement goals through online information literacy", NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 2016
  • "Embedded Librarianship" online 4 week class for Library Juice Academy, May 2016
  • MLA CE (6 hours) class for RRLC, April 2016: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • MLA CE (6 hours) class for Midwest / MLA Chapter Meeting CE class, Oct. 2015: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • Poster Co-author: "Revitalizing the ACRL Standards for Proficiencies: evolving expertise for instruction librarians," presented by members of the Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Revision Task Force, ALA Annual Conference, June 2015
  • MLA CE (6 hours) class for LILRC, May 2015: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • CE (4 hours) webinar for CRLC April 2015: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • Library Juice Academy 4 week online class March 2015: "Embedded Librarianship"
  • Published paper: "Creating an information lteracy badges program in Blackboard: A formative program evaluation." Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 9 (1-2): 157-169, January 2015
  • MLA CE (6 hours) class for CLRC, July 2014: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • MLA CE (6 hours) class for HSLANJ, April 2014: "Embedded and empowered: making an impact with embedded librarianship"
  • Paper Presentation: "Creating an information literacy badges program in Blackboard: A formative program evaluation", 16th Distance Library Services Conference, April 2014 with Johanna Tunon, Laura Ramirez,Loy Campbell, Brian Ryckman
  • Presentation: "Academic Dishonesty: Preventing Plagiarism in the Digital Age." Austin Community College Spring Development Day, January 2014, with the ACC LS IL/SS  Team: Terry Barksdale (Team Leader), Ashley Carr, David Wilson
  • Poster: “Innovative Mobile Health Literacy Instruction” MLA Conference, May 2013
  • Presentation: "Information and Reference Services: What is the best model?", FIU Library Services, Apr. 2013
  • Mobile Apps Panel, FHSLA Conference, April 2013
  • Presentation: "Publishing your Work in a Rapidly Changing Scholarly Communications Environment", College of Pharmacy Faculty Development, Dec. 2012  
  • Poster: “There is an "I" in Our Team: iPad” MLA Conference, May 2012
  • Presentation: "Creating Conference Workshop Proposals and Presentations"   , NSU Libraries Staff Development, Apr. 2012
  • Presentation: "From blended to embedded librarianship: the journey", Library Juice Academy Embedded Librarianship course, Dec. 2012
  • Presentation: “Mobile  Apps for Higher Education.” Handheld Librarian VI, Feb. 2012
  • Presentation: "Learning Outcomes Workshop: Learning Outcomes, Information Literacy, Assessment, Student Success", NSU Libraries Staff Development, Sept. 2011
  • Presentation: “Creating more Powerful PowerPoint  Presentations.” HPD Research Day, Feb. 2010
  • Website redesign: "Nova Southeastern University Library: Health Professions Division Library", Jan. 2010 (webmaster 2009-2013)
  • Articles for HPD Beacon: “Sources for Courses”, “Medical Mobile Apps”, “HPD Liaison Librarians” 2009-present
  • Article for Missouri Library Association newsletter:“ALA Instruction Section: Web Site Redesign.” MO Info, M-ACRL Division News, Mar. 2009
  • Presentation:“Host a Murder Mystery at Your Library as an Informal Information Literacy Assessment.” Missouri Library Association Conference Oct. 2008

Head Librarian / Associate Professor

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Courtney Mlinar
Head Librarian / Associate Professor
Elgin Campus Library
Austin Community College
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Professional service:

American Library Association: ACRL (Association of College Research Libraries) Instruction Section:

-ACRL/IS Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Revision Implementation Task force 2014-2017

-ACRL/IS Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Review Task force 2013-2014

-Web Site Design Implementation Task force, Feb. 2008- 2010

American Library Association: Health Sciences Interest Group:

- Program Committee,  2011-2012, 2013-2014

Medical Library Association

-2013 Program Chair for 2013 Boston MLA Meeting, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, 2011-2013

Southern Chapter-Medical Library Association

 -Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2013-2014

Florida Health Sciences Library Association

-Strategic Planning Committee 2010-2013, 2013-2014

Miami Health Sciences Library Consortium 

-Webmaster, 2009-2013 (included web site redesign, 2010

Missouri Library Association

-Past-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2010

-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2009 

-Vice-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2008 

-Blogger: MLA Annual Conference 2007

-MLA Technology Committee

MOBIUS consortium

-SWAN Circulation Committee, 2007-2009

Texas Library Association

-Co-Section Editor (T-CH: Business and Economics) for Texas Reference Sources Online (TRSOnline), 2007- present

Texas Music Library Association


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