Employee of the Month

September 2014 Faculty of the Month

Our September Faculty Person of the Month has lived in Bay Area most of her life and began working in the healthcare industry and probation department for several years before pursuing a career in education. She has worked as a librarian and computer applications instructor at Ohlone for the past 6 years providing instruction, reference and technology services to students, staff, and faculty for the Department of Learning Resources and Academic Technology. She has an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University, and a B.A. in Mass Communication from California State University Hayward, and earned her Online Teaching Certification (OTC) from @ONE in 2011.

She is passionate about improving the information literacy and computer literacy of her students. Her compassion and empathy as an instructor help her students overcome challenges and be the best student they can be!

She started working at the Newark Ohlone College campus in 2007 as an adjunct librarian and has since become embedded in both campuses. When she started working at the Newark LRC during her first summer, she took initiative to assist in setting up operations, including creating a statistical information protocol, creating procedures, and helping in the eCampus, as well as creating a Virtual Instant Messaging service for students taking distance education courses.

She immediately became interested in the technology aspect of adult learning and became a member of the Distance Education Committee and an advocate for supporting the eCampus. Some of her favorite projects include assisting faculty with building their courses in Blackboard and creating an active learning environment. She also serves on the Computer Applications and Occupational Technology Advisory Committee, and the BSM Supervisory Committee.

When it came time to make plans for the new library and swing spaces, she was involved in focus groups for the learning commons. She always agrees to present and facilitate on a range of teaching and learning topics to staff, faculty, and administrators during Learning College Week, New Faculty Orientations, and other peer workshops.

In 2011 she took on the opportunity to teach Ohlone’s facilities staff computer applications, using charm and baking goodies to boost employee morale.

In the Summer of 2009 she developed a Reading Course to teach Ohlone College for Kids.

Currently she is teaching Computer Applications and working on a project that supports the Basic Skills Goal of Ohlone College to embed a Library Literacy component using ebooks databases and reading labs from the Alameda public library into ESL181RW.

And yes… she always signs her emails:
: ) Christine

Please join me in congratulating our September 2014 Faculty of the Month:

Christine Sibley
Librarian
Instructor, CAOT Department


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