Associate Professor/Interim Library Director
Carolyn (White) Gamtso is the Head of Reference & Instruction and the Interim Library Director at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester Library.
She is interested in creative information literacy initiatives, and enjoys working with faculty to design interactive, experiential student workshops.
She collaborates with UNH Manchester’s Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) to train writing tutors in information literacy skills, and helps to oversee the college’s Research Mentor Program. She has shared her scholarship in the area of library instruction at local, regional, national, and international conferences, and has co-authored several articles and book chapters that discuss information literacy projects and practices. Carolyn earned a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross, an MA in English from Indiana University, and an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island. She is an alumna of the ACRL Immersion Program (Teaching Track 2003).
Carolyn’s research interests include faculty/librarian classroom collaborations and peer tutoring in the library.
New England Library Instruction Group—NELIG (an interest group of the ACRL/New England Chapter)
Paterson, Susanne F. and Carolyn White Gamtso. “Information Literacy Instruction in an English Capstone Course: A Study of Student Confidence, Perception, and Practice. The Journal of Academic Librarianship.Accepted/Forthcoming.
Gamtso, Carolyn White; Rachel Blair Vogt; Nicole Chartier; Gail Fensom; Natalie Glisson; Jennifer Jefferson; and Dorothy Sherman. “Research Mentoring: Expanding the Role of Writing Tutors.” Writing Lab Newsletter. 38:1-2 (2013): 10-13.
Paterson, Susanne F. and Carolyn White Gamtso. “Guiding Students from Consuming Information to Creating Knowledge: A Freshman English Library Instruction Collaboration.” Communications in Information Literacy (CIL). 5:2 (2011): 117-126.
Paterson, Susanne F., and Carolyn B. White. “Rethinking the Paradigms: Toward a New Vision of Libraries and Student Learning.” The International Journal of Learning. 12.5 (2005/2006).
Paterson, Susanne, and Carolyn White. “A Collaborative Approach to Information Literacy.” Academic Exchange Quarterly (AEQ), Volume 8, Issue 4, Winter 2004.
Gamtso, Carolyn White; Annie Donahue; and Kim Donovan. “The Research Mentor Program at UNH Manchester: Peer Learning Partnerships.” Training Research Consultants: A Guide for Academic Libraries. Association of College & Research Libraries, 2017. Ed. Mary O’Kelly. In press.
Gamtso, Carolyn White, Rachel Blair Vogt, Annie Donahue, Kimberly Donovan, and Jennifer Jefferson. “Librarian and Peer Research Mentor Partnerships that Promote Student Success.” Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic library Partnerships and Collaborations. Ed. Brian Doherty. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global): 2016.
Gamtso, Carolyn, Melissa Mannon, and Sandy Whipple. “The New Hampshire Human Library Project: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges by Engaging Communities of Learners.” The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning. Ed. Peter McDonnell. Cambridge, MA: Chandos Publishing (Elsevier): 2016.
White, Carolyn and Margaret Pobywajlo. “A Library, Learning Center, & Classroom Collaboration: A Case Study.” Centers for Learning: Writing Centers and Libraries in Collaboration. Ed. James K. Elmborg and Sheril Hook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2005.
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