Alison Edwards

Name Pronunciation

A - luh - suhn Ed - wurdz


She / Her

Librarian for Digital Teaching & Learning

Phone: (919) 515-2337


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Subject Specialist Areas

  • Distance Learning and Learning Technology


Shout-outs From My Colleagues

Sparked by a conversation with a colleague in DELTA, Alison brought an important idea to the Libraries: let's do more to support graduate student teaching assistants. Over the summer 2023 she did exceptional work to bring together colleagues from throughout the Libraries, DELTA, and the Graduate School to create the TA Toolkit, a suite of workshops to help graduate students as they develop skills and confidence with their teaching. She also led the effort to plan the TA Toolkit Open House where we welcomed more than 70 new graduate students with an opportunity to learn about cross-campus support for them as teachers. The event was a great success! Throughout this project, Alison demonstrated impressive strengths in leadership, creativity, collaboration, and diplomacy as she helped the cross-organizational planning team come to a shared vision and create something special for this graduate student population. There are already ideas floating around about ways to extend on the "Toolkit" model as well as evidence that the relationships that developed in the project team will lead to other fruitful collaborations between the Libraries, DELTA, and the Graduate School. Thank you, Alison!

— Kim Duckett

Alison, along with Kerri Brown Parker from DELTA, recently explored a new feature of Academic Video Online, one of the Libraries' largest streaming film collections. AVON partnered with PlayPosit, a tool that helps faculty create interactive moments during a film such as discussion prompts, polls, and open-ended questions. Alison & Kerri met with the AVON team to discuss implementing the new feature and reached out to campus groups so instrutors can learn strategies to integrate AVON and PlayPosit in their courses. I really appreciate Alison's efforts to not only highlight our collections to faculty, but also think creatively about how they can enrich learning experiences for students.

— Emily Cox