If you would like to be a member of our collaborative teaching and learning community, please contact Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem at or 843-953-3604.

Collaborative campus partners have included:

Contributors to the Library Workshops program include: 

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem, M.F.A., M.L.I.S. | Program Designer and Coordinator
Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services, College of Charleston Libraries, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Joey: Joey van Arnhem is an artist and educator with 20+ years of experience in technology and 12+ years in libraries and education. She is responsible for researching emergent technologies and advising the library on best strategies for adoption. Joey contributes her expertise to the Digital Scholarship & Services Department at the Library, providing instruction for faculty, staff, and students regarding information technology utilization and digital scholarship tools for research and classroom use. She also assists with library website and social media development, creates online instructional tutorials, and provides assistance to faculty teaching and students taking online courses. She authors a regular column, Mobile Apps in Libraries, on emerging mobile technologies in libraries for The Charleston Advisor. Her research interests include visual culture, art as research, three-dimensional design, archive and collection as art, digital humanities, copyright, educational technology, instructional design, multimodal literacies and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Kerrie Ammons MCD, CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Baker

Ernest Brevard Jr, M.S.Ed.| Presenter
Campus Outreach and Student Program Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services,  College of Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Ernest: Ernest Brevard Jr, is the Campus Outreach and Student Program Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services at the College of Charleston. Ernest is a 2009 Graduate of the College with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education with a concentration in Learning and Emotional Disabilities; he also has a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University. His research interests include Multicultural Student Success at PWIs, New Student Programs and Assessment.
  • Presentation(s): Get More Out of Your Study Time, February 6, 2013 | Session Presentation (pptx/GoogleDoc)

Sara Calhoun Davis, Ph.D. | Program Contributor
Associate Dean, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Sara: Sara Calhoun Davis is an Associate Professor and serves as the Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Operations in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (EHHP), teaches courses in classroom assessment and technology, and leads the school’s National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) re-accreditation process for 2012. She frequently consults in assessment and teaching strategies for schools and businesses.

Burton Callicott, M.L.I.S.| Presenter
Reference Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction, College of Charleston Libraries, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Burton: Burton has been a longtime member of the CofC Library Reference Department and recently became the Instruction Coordinator for the Addlestone Library. He is interested in contemporary research skills education and the continuing evolution of library services in the digital age. Serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the burgeoning College of Charleston Institutional Repository, Burton is also interested in new forms of publication and open access.
  • Presentation(s): Current Awareness, October 23, 2014

Jannette Finch, M.L.I.S. | Librarian
College of Charleston North Campus and Lowcountry Graduate Center

  • A bit about Jannette: Jannette is an academic librarian with a background in educational technology. Her research interests include online learning and teaching, effective teaching through experiential learning activities, visualizing data, the library role in the scholarly community, and assessment and planning.
  • Presentation(s): BPS Summit 1, January 25, 2014 | BPS Summit 2, March 29, 2014
  • Guide Contributions: Professional Studies Summit Guide

Cara Gibbs

Michelle Futrell, MA, ATC, SCAT | Presenter
Director, Undergraduate Academic Services, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Michelle: Michelle Futrell assumed the position of Director of Undergraduate Academic Services in June 2012. Previous to this position, Michelle was a faculty member in the College of Charleston’s Department of Health and Human Performance. Prior to that, she served in a dual position as Director of Sports Medicine in Athletics and Sr. Instructor in HEHP for ten years. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the areas of nutrition and athletic training. Michelle is the co-author of one textbook and has contributed to several additional textbook projects. She currently serves as a consultant for the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, and provides wellness/fitness education for other groups of NCAA basketball officials. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston (BS Physical Education with Concentration: Athletic Training ’92) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science; Concentration: Athletic Training ’94). She is a national and state certified Athletic Trainer. She is married to Jamie Futrell, Head Women’s Golf Coach and they have two children, Tyler (14) and Kylie Grace (11).
  • Presentation(s)A Healthy Mind and Body | October 3, 2013 | March 20, 2014 | October 16, 2014

Bobby Hollandsworth, M.L.S. | Presenter
Business Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, South Carolina

  • A bit about Bobby: Bobby Hollandsworth is a Business Reference Librarian at RM Cooper Library on the campus of Clemson University, where he serves as the library liaison to the departments of Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Agricultural and Applied Economics. He has over ten years of experience as a business reference librarian. He has worked in public and academic libraries along with being a quality assurance analyst and database designer at Ovid Technologies. He has an undergraduate degree in Communications from Appalachian State University, Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Master’s of Professional Communication from Westminster College.
  • Presentation(s):What You Need to Know about Plagiarism | April 8, 2010 | Session Flyer | What You Need to Know about Plagiarism iClicker Presentation (GoogleDoc/PDF)

Megan Holt | Presenter
AmeriCorps VISTA for the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement, College of Charleston 2009-2010, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about Megan: Upon completion of her Masters in Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, Megan committed one year of her life to volunteer service through the AmeriCorps VISTA program at the College of Charleston in 2009. Here she used her communication and event planning skills to rally college students to step off their college campus and make an impact in the Charleston community. Megan attended Baylor University as a Founders’ Baylor Scholar where she worked as an assistant for Baylor Athletic Media Relations and spent time as the Director of Press and Public Relations for the Waco Wranglers and as an intern at the Dwyer Group and received her BA in Journalism and Corporate Communications. Megan is currently the Director of Communications and Marketing at Covenant Day School.
  • Presentation(s): Give Twitter a Try | February 25, 2010 | Session Flyer | Twitter Workshop Handout & RU Ready to Facebook? | March 25, 2010 | Session Flyer | Facebook Handout

Melissa Hortman, M.Ed. | Program Contributor
Study Skills Programs Coordinator, College of Charleston, 2013-2014, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about Melissa: Melissa Hortman is the Study Skills Programs Coordinator in the Center for Student Learning at the College of Charleston. Melissa attended undergrad and graduate school in Atlanta, GA where she received degrees in Architecture and Professional Counseling. In her position at the College, she creates unique plans for individual students experiencing academic challenges, while also coordinating and marketing all study skills workshops in the residence halls and with the Addlestone Library. With her experience in event management, educational technology, community outreach, and design, she has a wealth of knowledge about many topics.

Kaitlynn Kirk | Program Contributor
Assistant Director, Center for Student Learning, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about KaitlynnKaitlynn Kirk is the Assistant Director in the Center for Student Learning at the College of Charleston. In this position, she supervises the Supplemental Instruction Program and coordinates the Study Strategies Workshops in addition to meeting with students one on one to sharpen their college success strategies. Prior to taking this position in April, Kaitlynn is a recent graduate of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Program at the University of South Carolina.

Hannah Lund | Presenter
Mentor Coordinator, Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) Program, 2012-2013, College of Charleston, Charleston South Carolina.

  • A bit about Hannah: Hannah Lund graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2011 with a degree in Physical Education and concentration in Exercise Science. After a year of serving with AmeriCorps, Hannah started working with the REACH Program at the College of Charleston in March 2012. REACH is a four year fully inclusive, non-degree seeking program for students who have mild intellectual disabilities. As the Mentor Coordinator, Hannah recruits traditional college students to volunteer as social mentors and/or fitness mentors for students in the REACH Program.
  • Presentation(s): Storing and Sharing Information | November 14, 2013

Linda McClenaghan | Presenter
Training Specialist Office of Human Resources, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about Linda: Linda has been at the College of Charleston for over 10 years. Prior to joining the College, she worked for Lord & Taylor in New York city as the Divisional Vice President of Executive Development. She has a passion for all things computer (except the hardware part where she depends on her husband or HelpDesk!).
  • Presentation(s): Microsoft Office OneNote: A Collaboration Tool | October 7, 2010 | Session Flyer | OneNote Workshop Handout (GoogleDoc/PDF)

Laura Plotts | Presenter
Instructional Technologist, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, College of Charleston, Charleston South Carolina.

  • A bit about Laura: Laura Plotts is one of six Instructional Technologist in the Department of Teaching , Learning and Technology and primarily works with the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs.  Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) supports the faculty in the integration of educational technology into pedagogy, assessment, and academic research to enhance student learning and promote effective and innovative instructional practices. TLT also assists in the planning and implementation of academically-focused college-wide initiatives.
    Presentation(s): Unpacking Evernote: Apps for Note-Taking and a Repository for Note-Keeping | October 31, 2013 | September 25, 2014
  • Guide Contributions: Unpacking Evernote

Carol Pugh

Jared Seay, M.L.S. | Founder of the Thursday@3 Workshop Series and Program Contributor
Reference Librarian, Director of Media Collections, College of Charleston Libraries, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Jared: Jared Seay is a reference librarian and head of Media Collections at the Addlestone Library where he works to provide video materials to faculty and facilitate the innovative use of videos in teaching and learning.  He teaches classes in library research, presentation and multi-media technology, and the use of games and gaming in education. He has experience in blogging, web editing, video editing, and explaining things in simple terms that even he can understand.
  • Guide Contributions: What’s New @ the Library!

Petra Sharrett

  • A bit about Petra: Petra Sharrett is a MLIS student at the University of South Carolina.  She has 21+ years of military experience and she attained the rank of Colonel before retiring from the U.S. Air Force.  She flew the C-17 (transport jet) and the C-12 (business jet) for the U.S. Air Force.  She also has nearly 7 years as a communications-computer systems officer.  She earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in 1987.  She also has two other master degrees, a Master of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.  Her MLIS focus is school library media and she expects to earn her degree in May 2015.
  • Guide Contributions: Current Awareness, adapted from Social Media Enhanced Research by Ammons, K., Baker, E., Gibbs, C., Pugh, C., Sharrett, P., and van Arnhem, J.

Jerry Spiller, M.S.I.S. | Program Contributor
Web Design and Interactive Media Faculty, Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • A bit about Jerry: Jerry Spiller is a professor of Web Design and Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Charleston, South Carolina. Jerry teaches Nonlinear Narrative, Developing Rich Media Applications, Interaction Design and Interactive Message Design. With a background in language and cultural studies as well as information design, he formerly directed the Language Resource Center at the College of Charleston.
  • Guide Contributions: Let’s Not Meet

Jared Smith | Presenter
Webmaster for ReadWriteWeb 2009-2012

  • A bit about Jared: Jared Smith is a local Web developer and experimenter who specializes in social technologies. He currently works at Boom Town as a software engineer. He attended the College of Charleston and lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Previously, he was a webmaster at College of Charleston and ReadWriteWeb (, one of the top 10 blogs in the world. Jared also sits on the steering committee of Social Media Club Charleston, an organization dedicated to promoting good practices and ethics in social media. Jared blogs about social media and technology at his personal blog,
  • Presentation(s): Harnessing the Real-Time Web | March 4, 2010 | Jared’s follow-up post to the LITE blog: Notes from my real-time research session at College of Charleston

Melissa Thomas, J.D. | Presenter
Director, Center for Student Learning, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about Melissa: Melissa Thomas received her B.A. in Speech Communication from University of Texas at San Antonio and her J.D. (law degree) from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently the director of the Center for Student Learning at the College of Charleston but has previously been an adjunct instructor, P.I. for a multi-year grant, coordinator of a graduate student academic support program, and presenter at many national and local conferences. She is currently the President of the College Reading and Learning Association, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of College Reading and Learning (JCRL), and had published three chapters in the Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors. Her research interests include writing anxiety, motivation inside the classroom, conflict, communication, and negotiation.
  • Presentation(s): Advanced Writing, November 14, 2013 | Writing Lit Reviews, February 13, 2014 | Motivation for Writing, April 3, 2014

Karee White, M.Ed.| Presenter
Assistant Director, Office of New Student Programs, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

  • A bit about Karee: Karee White is the Assistant Director of New Student Programs at the College of Charleston. Karee attended undergrad at Presbyterian College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She attended Clemson University for graduate school and received a Master’s of Education in Counseling. In her role at the College, Karee works with a variety of programs that support new students, both freshmen and transfer. During the summertime, you will find her involved in the logistics and implementation of Orientation. During the academic school year, she works with Berry Residence Hall and begins gearing up for the next season of Orientation!
  • Presentation(s): Brain Boosters, March 27, 2014 | Presentation Handout (pdf/GoogleDoc)