CV

User Services Librarian for the American University of Paris. Originally from Munich (Germany), he joined the American University of Paris in 2001. He received his MA in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in 2010 from the Information School at the Humbold University in Berlin, Germany. Before coming to AUP, he studied Sociology in Munich and in Paris. His focus in library studies is led by the leitmotif of connecting users to information. He privileges qualitative research methods such as ethnographic studies à la Nancy Foster putting the user in the center of his understanding.

He sees ongoing training as part of his professional credo: in 2010, he participated in the ACRL Immersion Program Teacher Track  and in 2014, he took part in the ACRL Immersion Program Assessment Track. In 2014, he completed as well an ALA online course on “Instructional Design”.

Education/Degrees

  • Diplom in Soziologie (1999), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  • D.E.A. en Sociology (2002), École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) (2011), Information School/Humbold University, Berlin

Work Experience and Continued Training

  • 2009 3 week internship at LaGuardia Comunity College
  • 2010 ACRL Immersion Program Teacher Track
  • 2014 ACRL Immersion Program Assessment Track
  • 2014 ALA online course on “Instructional Design”

Publications

  • Foster, Nancy, Amanda Click, Michael Stöpel, Alam Marie-Therese, Daphne Flanagan, and Kathy Ray. “Studying students across borders: An ethnographic study of research behavior.” International Journal of Library Science 5.1 (2012): 1-13. Print
  • Stöpel, Michael. “Another perspective on library use. Learning from library non-users.” QQML –International Journal of Library and Information Science 2 (2012): 185-197. Web. 10 May 2013
  • Lewis, Christine, Michael Stöpel, Jackie LaPlaca Ricords, and Timothy Cherubini . “Institution-Wide Collaboration: How Learning Communities Can Help.” Charleston Conference 2011, Charleston, SC. Leah H Hinds et al. (Eds.) West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2011. Web. 20 May 2012. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284314916
  • Stöpel, Michael, Sarah Murray, Jackie LaPlaca Ricords, and Shiva Darbandi. “Lights, Camera, Information Literacy: Collaborating to Create Multimedia Materials for Library Instruction.” Charleston Conference 2012, Charleston, SC. Leah H Hinds et al. (Eds.) West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012. Web. 30 October 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284315113

Conferences & Lectures

  • Stöpel, Michael. “Assessment: Demonstrating the educational value of the academic library — Feedback from the ACRL Immersion Program” American University in Bulgaria. Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 29 May 2015
  • Stöpel, Michael. “How to Find Out More about Library Use – A Choice of Research Methods?” American University of Sharjah. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 5 April 2012
  • Stöpel, Michael, Sarah Murray, and Jackie LaPlaca Ricords. “Lessons Learned & Benefits of Cooperating with Content Providers in Today’s Information Environment.” American University of Sharjah. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 7 April 2012
  • Stöpel, Michael. “Another perspective on library use. Learning from library non-users.” QQML Conference presentation. Limerick, Ireland. 23 May 2012
  • Stöpel, Michael, and Josiah Drewry. “Following Leads: Using Faculty Focus Groups to Spark Creativity and Enhance Collaboration.” John Cabot University. Rome, Italy. 13 Jun 2013

Workshop Organizer

  • Sally Murray, Jorge Sosa, and Michael Stoepel. “CATs — An assessment tool among others.” American University in Bulgaria. Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 28 May 2015

Committee Work

  • Spring 2014 – today : Ex-officio member of General Education Committee
  • Summer 2015 – today: Member of Assessment Task Force
  • Summer 2015 – today: Chair of AMICAL Information Literacy Committee