Lauren Hays

 
Hays-Lauren

Lauren Hays

Instructional and Research Librarian

MA; Educational Technology, 2014, University of Central Missouri
MLS; 2011, Emporia State University
BS; Secondary Social Science Education, 2007, Oklahoma Baptist University

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“MNU has become home. I can share my faith, be involved in a profession/academic discipline that I love, build relationships, and feel a sense of community everywhere I go. Psalm 37:4 has become more real to me throughout my time here and for that I am thankful.”

—Lauren Hays

Awards & Honors
Publications
Presentations

Awards & Honors

  • Beginning Professional Award. (2014)
  • Continuing Education Grant: College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association, 2013
  • ACRL Member of the Week, March 4, 2013
  • First Place at SLIM Poster Session at the Kansas Library Association Annual Conference with C. Ford, 2011

Publications

  • A newcomer’s perspective on the changing academic library: Library to learning commons. Kansas Library Association and University Libraries Section Proceedings, (4)2,Hays, L. & Damron, N. 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.4148/2160-942X.1044
  • Information literacy in open courses. Practical Academic Librarianship, 4(1).Hays, L. (2014). http://journals.tdl.org/pal/index.php/pal 
  • Blackburn, H., & Hays, L. (Forthcoming). Classroom management and the librarian. Education libraries. Hays, L. & Warner, L. (2014).
  • Hays, L., Flanders, B., & Dagley, L. (2013). EasyBib: A review. The Christian Librarian, 55-56(2-1), 26-28.
  • Hays, L. D. (2011). Changing spaces. KLA Connects, 5.

Presentations

  • Hays, L. (Upcoming, October, 2014)
  • Classroom management and the librarian. Presentation presented at Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS. Hays, L., & Warner, L. (2014)
  • A newcomer’s perspective on the changing academic library: Library to learning commons. Presentation presented at the College and University Library Conference of the Kansas Library Association, Emporia, KS. Hays, L. & Burns, J. (2014, April).
  • Near or far: Connecting with the adult learner. Presentation presented at the Information Literacy Summit, Moraine Valley Community College, Palo Hills, IL. Hays, L. (2014). Teaching information literacy skills to nontraditional learners. Presented at the Sixth Annual MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Exhibition and Recognition, Olathe, KS. Hays, L. (2014, April)
  • The college readiness of nontraditional learners. Presentation presented at the College Readiness Dialogues, Kansas City, MO. Hays, L. (2013). 
  • Hays, L. D. (2013). Teaching information literacy skills to nontraditional learners (presentation). Kansas Library Association Annual Conference. Topeka, KS.
  • Hays, L. D. (2013). Creating a research award (presentation). 2013 Amigos Annual Member Conference. Online.
  • Hays, L. D. (2012). Federated searching, information literacy, and library promotion (presentation). Oklahoma Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Ford, C. & Hays, L. D. (2011). Share the vision: Of lending e-books! (poster). SLIM Poster Session, Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Topeka, KS.

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