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Toccara Porter

Title: Online Teaching & Outreach Librarian
Rank: Assistant Professor
Dept./Unit: Research Assistance and Instruction Department
Library: William F. Ekstrom Library - Main Library
Phone: 852-0433
Email: Send an e-mail
Building: Ekstrom Library
Campus: Belknap
DegreeMajorSchoolGraduate Date
MastersLibrary & Information ScienceKent State University2007
Bachelor's of ArtsHistoryBerea College2004
Research Interests:
Idea Generation, Educational Technology, Active Learning, and Online Learning
Selected Publications & Presentation:
Porter, T. (Spring 2014) Focus on reflective learning at the library instruction roundtable retreat. Kentucky Libraries, 78(2):14-19

Porter, T. D. (2012). Games and activities: An alternative foundation for library instructional learning. Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 2(2), 61-77.

Porter, T. (2011). Online jigsaw puzzles: Using puzzles to break the ice in information literacy instruction sessions. In McDevitt, T. (2011) Let the games begin: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 9-11.

Porter, T., Reynolds, L. and Daniels, C. (2011). The Development of the University of Louisville Libraries Diversity Residency Program. In Perez, M.Z., and Gruwell, C.A. (2011). The new graduate experience: Post-MLS residency programs and early career librarianship. Libraries Unlimited.

Porter, T. (2010). Putting the you first: Learning to be yourself as a new librarian, Career Strategies for Librarians. Online URL:

Porter, T. (2010). On My Mind: The Faces of Circulation: How staff attitudes can slight their centrality to library operations. American Libraries, 41(1/2), 37.