Marisa Petrich

Instructional Design Librarian
Office hours
By appointment
Campus Box
Library and Information Science
University of Washington
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma

As UWT's Instructional Design Librarian, I focus on supporting student learning with effective, engaging, and inclusive lessons and activities. This could include providing recommendations for teaching tools and technologies, consulting on pedagogy or assignment design, assisting with creating online learning objects, incorporating active learning, and more. I also provide research consultations and support for students, faculty, and staff in my liaison areas (linked below).

A favorite part of my work is supporting the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on campus. I was selected as a fellow for SPARC's Open Educational Leadership Program for the 2019-2020 academic year, and am happy to help anyone use or learn about these free, customizable course materials.

In addition to being a UWT alumn, my past work includes stints as a barista, bookseller, journalist, and fact checker.

Subject areas

How I can help you

For students

  • Recommend the best databases, collections, and resources for your research
  • Meet with you individually to find sources or develop a research topic
  • Help you access and save books or articles
  • Assist with citation
  • Answer questions about library services and resources
  • Help via phone, email, video call, or face-to-face appointment

For faculty

  • Consult on instructional design, assignment design, pedagogy, or educational technology
  • Find, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources for your course
  • Help you select tools and resources for delivering content or facilitating learning activities
  • Help you integrate information literacy skills and library collections into courses and assignments
  • Introduce your students to library research and critical thinking skills via workshop
  • Facilitate online, hybrid, and face-to-face instruction sessions
  • Purchase books and other materials needed for your courses or research
  • Answer questions about library services and resources
  • Help via phone, email, video call, or face-to-face appointment

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You can see my presentations and publications in UW Tacoma's Selected Works gallery.

Scholarly Interests
  • Information literacy
  • News and media literacy
  • Open Education
  • Active learning
  • Critical and inclusive pedagogies
  • Lifelong learning skills