Library announces two new staffers

Please join the Jane Bancroft Cook Library in welcoming the new Director of Educational Technology Services, Angie Fairweather, and our new Research, Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, Helene Gold. Both Angie and Helene will start Oct. 15. They bring many talents and skills to Cook Library. Below is a little bit more about each of them.

Angie Fairweather is an educational technologist who strives to foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and collaboration in support of personal growth and learning for all. As an educational technologist, she is able to combine her two academic passions, learning theory, and technology. After over 14 years as an educator, Angie strongly believes educational technology is a critical component of preparing students for their success as active leaders in our globally networked society. Over her career, Angie has collaborated with subject matter experts to create and deliver many successful curriculum projects. She was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Bronze medal for the development and implementation of a 40-hour training on the installation and maintenance of Tide Gauge Stations for NOAA.

At the State College of Florida, Angie developed and facilitated training for Canvas, Accessibility, Quality Matters Aligning Outcomes with Instructional Design, and Technology Tools for Instruction. Angie holds certifications as a Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist Expert, Quality Matters Higher Education Course Reviewer, Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop Facilitator and Google Educator. Angie holds a BS in Marine Science from Texas A&M and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from USF. Angie is excited for the opportunity to work with New College’s faculty, students and staff. She is available to meet with you to discuss instructional or technology goals and provide assistance with implementation. She will host workshops on campus technologies and contemporary applications throughout the year to support learning that is engaging, individualized and effective. Angie’s office is in library room 121 and she can be reached at campus ext. 4776 or at afairweather@ncf.edu.

Helene Gold grew up in Lee, Massachusetts, and is a proud community college graduate. She earned both her bachelor’s degree (Women’s Studies and Philosophy) and master’s degree (Library Science) from SUNY Albany. Her first faculty librarian position was at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, where she served for 13 years as the Electronic and Instructional Services Librarian. Her area of expertise was web design and development, Information Literacy instruction and assessment, and student engagement. During this time, Helene earned a second master’s degree from USF in Education/Instructional Technology.

She most recently served for more than five years as a faculty librarian at Tallahassee Community College where she provided leadership for the Information Literacy program as well organized many student-centered library events and programs. When she is not eagerly welcoming students into the academic conversation and taking great delight in their educational journey, she enjoys birding, baking, traveling, and keeping calm in an increasingly calamitous world. Helene’s office will be in library room 133B and can be reached at ext. 4416 or at hgold@ncf.edu.

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