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Veldof, Jerilyn R. 1968(?)-

Veldof, Jerilyn R. 1968(?)-


Born c. 1968. Education: Attended the School for International Training, Experiment in International Living Coastal Studies Program, Kenya, East Africa, fall, 1989; Ithaca College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1990; State University of New York at Buffalo, M.L.S., 1994.


Office—University of Minnesota Libraries, 243 Walter Library, 117 Pleasant Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. E-mail—[email protected]


University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, assistant librarian, 1994-98; University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, assistant librarian, 1998-2002, associate librarian, 2003—.


American Library Association (Library and Information Technology Association division).


Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide, American Library Association (Chicago, IL), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Information Imagineering: Meeting at the Interface, edited by Milton T. Wolf, Pat Ensor, and Mary Augusta Thomas, American Library Association, 1998; Integrating Information Literacy into the College Experience, by Julia K. Nims and others, Pierian Press, 2003; and Developing Web-based Instruction: Planning, Designing, Managing and Evaluating the Results, edited by Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003. Contributor of book reviews to Library Journal; contributor of scholarly articles to journals, including Academic Exchange Quarterly, Research Strategies, Journal of Library Administration, Library and Information Science Research, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, and Cultural Diversity at Work.


Jerilyn R. Veldof is an expert on library organization and cataloging. Her first book, Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide, offers readers a guide to teaching research skills during a short workshop session of approximately fifty minutes, with a focus on the skills needed by students, employees, and patrons. The book includes such helpful details as reminders, a check list, and guidelines for evaluation, and is heavily based on Veldof's own experiences as a coordinator of user education and distance learning earlier in her career at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Library Journal contributor Betty J. Glass called Veldof's effort "a timely, assessment-conscious, 20-step guide for a rigorous instructional design process." James Bierman noted in the Reference & User Services Quarterly that while the subject matter has the potential to be extremely boring, "Veldof is quick to establish an informal, friendly, even conspiratorial tone," concluding that the book is "an accessible, well-articulated work that provides an unusually thorough treatment of the instructional design process."



American Libraries, August 1, 2006, "Stepping up to Instruction," review of Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide, p. 80.

Library Journal, September 15, 2006, Betty J. Glass, "One-Shot Instruction," review of Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop, p. 92.

Reference & Research Book News, August 1, 2006, review of Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop.

Reference & User Services Quarterly, winter, 2006, James Bierman, review of Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop.


University of Minnesota Libraries Web site, (May 23, 2007), career information on Jerilyn R. Veldof.

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