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Michaela Willi Hooper, M.S.I. - Reference Librarian
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Academic Statement (Return to top)
Michaela has worked in academic libraries since 2005. Her interest in history led her to take classes in special collections and archives before she ultimately decided to become a reference librarian. She grew up in Puerto Rico and lived in Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri before moving to Prescott. Michaela has worked with a diverse clientele: from ecologists at a biological station in northern Michigan to educators and businesspeople in southeast Missouri. At Prescott College she helps students in the low residency bachelor’s and master’s programs develop their research skills. An important part of her job is staying up-to-date with web and educational technologies. The digital revolution is changing the way people create, distribute, and access information; Michaela helps Prescott College students and faculty navigate this shifting landscape of research and publishing.
Background & Experience
Presentations (Return to top)
"Embedded Librarians at the River Campus." (2009). Poster session at the 2009 MOBIUS Annual Conference.
"The Place of pudor: A Comparison of the Roman and Christian Perspectives on the Deaths of Lucretia, Verginia, and Dido." (2004). Presentation at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Middle and Western States.
Education (Return to top)
M.S.I. in Library and Information Services, University of Michigan, 2007
B.A. in History, Patrick Henry College, 2005
Expertise (Return to top)
Michaela has conducted primary historical research on the Spanish-American War, the Roman Empire, and Thomas More. She has facilitated faculty workshops on educational technology topics such as audience response systems and free web applications for educational use. Each year she mentors a practical research methods course for low-residency students. She is a member of Prescott College's Institutional Review Board.
Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)