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I have a blog called Pegasus Librarian which chronicles my musings about libraries, education, technology, and anything else I feel like publishing for the world to see.

I also wrote an article for a zine, so if you want to see what a course devoted to stapler curation would look like if it were offered in library school, just ask. The zine is called Codslap! and was produced by Steve Lawson for the Library Society of the World.

I have a cat named Pippin and a parakeet named Gypsy.

Being a Professional in My Field

Find me on ResearchGate!

Gould Library Reference & Instruction Department. Information Literacy at Carleton: Six Critical Habits of Mind. Northfield, MN: Carleton College. 2008.

———. Information Literacy in Student Writing Rubric and Codebook. Northfield, MN: Carleton College. 2011.

———. The Liberal Arts and Information Literacy: Thinking Critically about Research Practices. Northfield, MN: Carleton College, 2007.

Jastram, Iris. “Alice in Libraryland.” Future Ready 365, 2011.

———. “Locations of Literacy: Information Literacy (plenary Panel at MnWE 2014).” Pegasus Librarian, 2014.

———. “Some 100-Level Information Literacy Concepts in Lesson Plan Form.” Pegasus Librarian, 2011.

———. “The Age of Big Access.” ACRLog, 2010.

———. “USE-MAN! Copyright Basics for Academic Contexts.” Pegasus Librarian, 2013.

Jastram, Iris, and Steve Lawson. “Swimming in the Matrix: A Dialogue on Teaching Undergraduate Research.” In Finding a Public Voice: Barbara Fister as a Case Study, edited by Danielle Theiss and Diane Kovacs, 69–84. Chicago: ACRL, 2013. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2105.5527. [our author agreement allows distribution of the full text]

Jastram, Iris, Danya Leebaw, and Heather Tompkins. “CSI(L) Carleton: Forensic Librarians and Reflective Practices.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 2011.

———. “Situating Information Literacy Within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program.” Portal Libraries and the Academy 14, no. 2 (2014): 165–186. [our author agreement allows distribution of the full text]

Jastram, Iris, and Ann Zawistoski. “Personalizing the Library via Research Consultations.” In The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services, edited by Sara Steiner and Leslie Madden, 14–24. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.

Smith, Kevin, William Cross, Laurie Kumerow, and Iris Jastram. Developing Copyright Policy: A Guide for Liberal Arts Colleges, 2010.

Zhang, Jin, and Iris Jastram. “A Study of Metadata Element Co-Occurrence.” Online Information Review 30, no. 4 (2006): 428–453. doi:10.1108/14684520610686319.

———. “A Study of the Metadata Creation Behavior of Different User Groups on the Internet.” Information Processing and Management 42, no. 4 (2006): 1099–1122.

In reverse-chronological order...


Jastram, Iris and Danya Leebaw. "Framing Up Information Literacy in Student Writing." Presented for the ARLD Day Pre-Conference Workshop. April 27th, 2017.

Jastram, Iris. "[citation needed]: Disciplinary citation styles, discourse, and why students care." Presented for the ARLD Day Pre-Conference. April 27th, 2017.

 Calhoun, Sarah, Mary Savina, Ann Zawistoski,  Adrienne Falcón, Iris Jastram, Annette Nierobisz, and Kristin Partlo. "Truth, Information Literacy, and the American Way: Assignments that Make Sense of Current Events." LTC Presentation. May 9th, 2017.

Jastram, Iris, Austin Mason, and Sarah Calhoun. “Building a Distributed Collaborative Model for Digital Scholarship Support at Liberal Arts Institutions: A Mixed Metaphor Salad.” At the Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference, June 12th, 2016.

Jastram, Iris, Kristin Partlo, and Sarah Calhoun. “Learning from Success: Approaching Data Management in the Humanities with Optimism and Good Cheer.” At the Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference, June 11th, 2016.

Jastram, Iris, and Austin Mason coordinated and ran the “Day of DH.” Sponsored by the Library and the Humanities Center. May 2nd, 2016.

Jastram, Iris and Heather Tompkins. "Information Literacy, Rubrics, and Writing" invited workshop at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR on August 18th, 2015. - Workshop Materials available online

"Brewing up New Flavors of Assessment: Using Student Writing as Artifacts of Learning." With Heather Tompkins. Invited Workshop. LOEX (April 2015) - Workshop Materials available online

"Emergency Planning for Safe Learning Environments: Simple, Sustainable Solutions for Complex Times." With Kristin Partlo. Workshop. ACRL (March 2015) Workshop Materials available online

"The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: What does it mean for instruction librarians?" With Jason Paul and Rachel Weiss. Minnesota Library Association (October 2014)

"Studying the Second Year: College Sophomores, Research Behavior, and Information Communication." With Heather Tompkins,  Anna Hulseberg, and Michelle Twait. Minnesota Library Association (October 2014)

"Locations of Literacy: Information Literacy." Invited Plenary. MnWE (April 2014)

"USE-MAN! Copyright Basics for Academic Contexts." Copyright for Digital Humanities Workshop - Carleton College (May 2013)

"Rubrics, Research Practices, and Student Writing." With Heather Tompkins and Danya Leebaw. Invited. State Your Case Symposium (April 2011)

"Social Online Tools." Part of a panel presentation for the Carleton Staff Retreat (December 16th, 2009)

  • Slides available here (Google Presentation)

"Information Literacy for A&I Seminars." Presented at the Argument and Inquiry Seminars Winter Workshop (December 6th, 2009)

  • Presentation based on a document (PDF) authored by the Reference & Instruction librarians at Gould Library.

"Changing Paradigms: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning." With Aaron Albertson. Minnesota Oberlin Group Mini-Immersion. (August 2009)

"When in Rome, Be Your Roman Self." Part of the Academic Librariy 2.0 preconference at Internet Librarian 2008 (October 19, 2008)

“He Said, She Said: Teaching Citation and Academic Honesty to Today’s Students” Learning and Teaching Center - Presented with Heather Tompkins and George Shuffelton (May 1, 2008)

BIGWIG Social Software Showcase: Introductin Meebo Rooms. Presented online for ALA 2007

Social Networking and the Library. Presented at the MN-Obe Winter Meeting with 4 other librarians (February 22, 2007)

"The Catalog of the Future." Presented at the MN-IUG Spring Meeting 2006 keynote address (June 1, 2006, St Olaf College).

  • Slides available here (PPT)

  • Speaking notes available here (Word Doc)


  • Digital Humanities Associates interim supervisor (2015-2016)
  • Library Public Services Team - Chair (2014-)
  • Library Safety Committee (2014-)
  • Joint coordinator of Research/IT with the ITS Helpdesk supervisors (since 2007)
  • Campus Copyright Committee - Chair (2014-)
  • Member - Library Society of the World (since 2006)
  • Member - Minnesota Oberlin Reference Group (since 2005)


  • ITS Communications Team (2013-2015)
  • Emergency Planning Task Force Chair (2013-2014)
  • Digital Humanities Task Force (2013-2015)
  • Library Strategic Planning committee (2013-2014)
  • Chair: Public Services Communication and Coordination Team (2009-2013)
  • Library Planning and Coordinating Committee (2010-2012)
  • Carleton College - Campus Copyright Committee (2005-2014)
  • Bridge Consortium - Public Access Working Group (2005-2010)
  • MnObe Reference Group - Steering Committee (2007-2008) -- wiki
  • MnObe Group - Future of the Catalog (2007-2008)
  • Gould Library - Library Student Worker Committee (2007-2008)
  • Carleton College - Course Management Selection, Implementation, and Management (2005-2008)
  • Gould Library - Staff Development Committee (2006-2007)
  • Gould Library - Library Copyright Working Group (2005-2006: group disbanded and joined the campus-wide copyright group)

BA in English from Concordia University - Wisconsin (2001)

MA in Literary Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2003)

MLIS from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2005)



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