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Michael Stoepel

Faculty Librarian

  • Department: Library
  • Office: 
    Library, Q-402

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Michael Stöpel is the 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, Michael Stöpel 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. Notably, he participated in the ACRL Immersion Program: in 2010, in the Teacher Track; in 2014, in the Assessment Track; and in 2017, in the Teaching with Technology Track. In 2014, he completed an ALA online course on "Instructional Design". In Spring 2017, he organized and participated in the two-day workshop entitled “Co-Design: Integrating Information Literacy into your Disciplinary Course” at the American University of Paris, France.

In Fall 2016, Michael Stöpel was selected to be the Featured Librarian by ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee.



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

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 and Tatevik Zargaryan. " Co-Design: integrating information literacy into your disciplinary course." European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). Saint-Malo, France. 20 September 2017. Poster Presentation.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Elena Berg, Linda Martz, Antonio Lopez and Ivana Stevanovic. " Interdisciplinarity, co-teaching, and information literacy." AMICAL Conference 2017. American University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 18 May 2017. Panel Discussion.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Livia Piotto, Christine, Furno, and Tatevik Zargaryan. "Unique benefits & challenges of information literacy at AMICAL’s institutions." AMICAL Conference 2016. American University of Rome, Rome, Italy. 13 May 2016. Birds-of-a-feather Discussion Leader.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Livia Piotto, Christine, Furno, and Tatevik Zargaryan. "For AMICAL with AMICAL: Building a collaborative information literacy online platform." AMICAL Conference 2016. American University of Rome, Rome, Italy. 12 May 2016. Birds-of-a-feather Discussion Leader.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Alanna Ross, Ivana Stevanovic and Eric Benson. "Information literacy and student success: The faculty perspective." AMICAL Conference 2016. American University of Rome, Rome, Italy. 13 May 2016. Panel Discussion.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Livia Piotto, Madeline, Mundt, and Tatevik Zargaryan. "Do all roads lead to Rome? Have we integrated Information Literacy into the curriculum?" European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). Tallinn, Estonia. 22 October 2015. Poster Presentation.
  • Stöpel, Michael. "Assessment: Demonstrating the educational value of the academic library — Feedback from the ACRL Immersion Program" AMICAL Conference 2015. American University in Bulgaria. Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 29 May 2015. Presentation.
  • Stöpel, Michael, and Josiah Drewry. "Following Leads: Using Faculty Focus Groups to Spark Creativity and Enhance Collaboration." AMICAL Conference 2013. John Cabot University. Rome, Italy. 13 Jun 2013. Presentation.
  • 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. Presentation.
  • Stöpel, Michael, Sarah Murray, and Jackie LaPlaca Ricords. "Lessons Learned & Benefits of Cooperating with Content Providers in Today's Information Environment." AMICAL Conference 2012. American University of Sharjah. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 7 April 2012. Presentation.
  • Stöpel, Michael. "Another perspective on library use. Learning from library non-users." Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML). Limerick, Ireland. 23 May 2012. Presentation.

Workshops 

  • ACRL Immersion Teaching with Technology participant in Spring 2017
  • Initiated in cooperation with the Teaching and Learning Center a TLC Lunch on Information Literacy in Spring 2017
  • Michael Stöpel. Organizer of AMICAL Workshop entitled "Co-Design: integrating information literacy into your disciplinary course". American University of Paris. Spring 2017
  • Sally Murray, Jorge Sosa, and Michael Stöpel. "CATs — An assessment tool among others." American University in Bulgaria. Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 28 May 2015

Panels

  • Panelist of panel discussion accepted for AMICAL conference 2017 entitled Interdisciplinary, co-teaching, and information literacy. 

Committees

  • Since Summer 2015 - Assessment Task Force
  • Since Spring 2014 - General Education Committee (ex officio)
  • Since Spring 2015 - AMICAL Information Literacy Committee (chair)
  • Since Spring 2017 – Learning Commons Planning Design 

Research Areas

  • information literacy
  • information seeking behavior
  • library space
  • library use
  • library user design studies