Sam Zelick

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Sciences Librarian Sam Zelick, a white woman with glasses, brown hair, and a green blazer, smiles at the camera.
Sciences Librarian
Departments: 
Research and Instructional Services and Library Assessment
Department & Unit Liaison: 
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Physical Oceanography
Contact information
Office Location: 
RL1043

Schedule a chat with me or reach out by email: zelicks [at] uncw.edu

Research Interests

     Gamification and games-based learning in the classroom, particularly narrative role-playing games

      Embedded science librarianship

     Motivational psychology as applied to instructional design

     Librarian roles in promoting science communication and science literacies

Education

MicroMaster's Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus (EdX) (in progress)

MLIS, University of Pittsburgh (2018)

BS Chemistry, University of Oregon (2015)

Selected Professional Experience

  • Public Services Librarian at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica NY & Albany NY (2019-2020)
    • Discovery, reference, outreach, and instruction for both campuses; liaison to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Public library service work in Santa Fe Public Library and RCS Community Library, Santa Fe NM & Ravena NY (2017 & 2018)
    • Circulation desk, children's programs, and technical support
  • Assistant to the Director of Academic Residential and Research Programs in Residence Life, Eugene, OR (2012-2015)
    • Facilitating the Undergraduate Research Symposium; developing peer advising for Symposium presenters; serving as first preceptor for Reacting to the Past courses
  • Undergraduate Researcher at the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, Eugene, OR (2012-2014)
    • Creating, characterizing, and testing thin film lithium ion conductors from aqueous precursors