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About Dr. Lauren Hays
Dr. Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS, where she teaches, leads information literacy initiatives and sits on the Faculty Development Committee. Currently, Dr. Hays is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians. Her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity and faculty development. On a personal note, she is passionate about dogs, traveling and home.
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