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Rebecca Albrecht Oling

Associate Librarian

Interim Director of Digital Accessibility

  • Serve on and collaborate with the Accessibility Subcommittee, Office of Disability Resources, and Computing and Technology Services to ensure digital accessibility is understood and is a priority for all campus departments via outreach activities to Boards of Study, school administration, student organizations, and one-on-one as necessary.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, collaboration, coordination, and support for stakeholders with regard to necessary training and accessibility issues.
  • Contribute to a digital repository of resources and information pertaining to accessible course content and web content.
  • Develop workshops, training materials and resources to support faculty, students, and staff in creating and using accessible digital materials.
  • Work with faculty partners to review existing courses to identify and suggest accessibility-related design revisions.
  • Work closely with the Teaching Learning Technology Center and Faculty Director of Pedagogy Development to design and implement Moodle support for faculty with particular emphasis on accessibility.
  • Conduct group workshops for faculty to ensure that course materials are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 and A.A. compliant
  • Provide one-on-one consultation and group workshops on universal design and the development of accessible technology-based instructional materials.
  • Assist with the audit of Learning Management Systems (Moodle and Mahara) materials and ensure that materials contained in these educational systems are W.C.A.G. 2.0 compliant
  • Coordinate communication of audit information to the campus in order to inform changes to campus processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with appropriate personnel across campus to ensure steady and robust progress toward accessibility becoming standard operational procedure.
  • Stay up to date about emerging assistive, information, instructional technologies and accessibility solutions, including conducting research as appropriate.

Research Interests

Instruction (both in libraries and in rare disease/nonprofit settings)

Universal Design and Accessibility

Assessment and Instructional Design

Restoration Drama



Edwards Paul, Jasmine Graham, Rebecca Oling and Kate Frantz. “Patient Educator Presentation in Dental Education: Reinforcing the Importance of Learning About Rare Conditions.” Journal of Dental Education. 80.5 (2016): 533-41.

 Oling, Rebecca, and Will Zrnchik International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation via The Giving Library. Houston: Giving Library, 2013. 

Landor, Blake, Doreen Simonsen, Rebecca Oling, Richard Bleiler, Jeanne Pavy, Steven Harris, Liorah Golomb, Leslie Bussert, and Peter Melton. “Katrina in Literature Bibliography.” American Library Association Conference. 2011.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Egging Us On! Spring’s Balancing Act.” Info Career Trends (2007).

Albrecht, Rebecca. “Sheri Webber: Profiles in Membership.” ACRL Connections. 20.4 (2002): 4-5.

 Albrecht, Rebecca, and Sara Baron. “The Politics of Pedagogy: Expectations and Reality for Information Literacy in Librarianship.” Journal of Library Administration. 36.1 (2002): 71-96.

 Albrecht, Rebecca, and Sara Baron. “The Politics of Pedagogy: Expectations and Reality for Information Literacy in Librarianship.” Information Literacy Programs: Successes and Challenges . 2002.

 Hagedorn, Linda Serra Sound Instruction: Ready to Use Classroom Practice. Eds. Rebecca Oling. California: Rapid Intellect, 2001.

Albrecht, Rebecca WALDO CiteSite: a guide to the citation of electronic resources., 2000.

Albrecht, Rebecca. “ALEX Catalog of Electronic Texts by Eric Lease Morgan.” Electronic Resources Review. 10.3 (1999): 122-126.

Presentations / Conferences

Oling, Rebecca, David Parker, Cory Tucker and Tom Humphrey. “Examining Streaming Video Cost-Per-Use across DDA and Subscription Aggregation at Multiple Institution Types.” Charleston Library Conference, 2017.

Gervasio, Darcy, Kimberly Detterbeck, and Rebecca Oling. The Slow Assessment Movement: Using Homegrown Rubrics and Capstone Projects for DIY Information Literacy Assessment. Association of College and Research Libraries, Portland, 2015.

Exhibitions / Performances

Frantz, Kate, Jasmine Graham, Paul Charles Edwards, and Rebecca Oling. The Patient Educator Presentation in Dental Education. Boston, 2015.

Sciangula, Marie, Kimberly Detterbeck, Darcy Gervasio, and Rebecca Oling Partnering Panthers: Library & TLTC Collaboration at Purchase College to Re-envision Processes, Engage Educators, and Enhance Learning. Ithaca, 2014.

Oling, Rebecca, Kimberly Detterbeck, and Darcy Gervasio. “Putting assessment in its place: creating and implementing a campus-wide information literacy rubric.” SUNY CIT (Conference on Instruction and Technology). SUNYit Utica 2013.

 Oling, Rebecca, and Kim Detterbeck. “Who Are You Embed With? How Faculty Benefit from Partnering with Librarians.” SUNY CIT (Conference on Instruction and Technology). SUNY Stonybrook 2012.

 Oling, Rebecca, and Marie Sciangula. “Learning to Leverage: Using Moodle to Enhance F2F Interaction in One-Shots.” LOEX Quarterly. 38.3 (2012).

 Oling, Rebecca. “The Inch that Counts: Liaison Work, Outreach and the CMS.” Invited Presentation for Plymouth State University Lamson Library. 2011.

 Oling, Rebecca, and Marie Sciangula. “Interactive Online Activities and Assessment to Enhance F2F Interaction–a Practical Guide.” SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies - CIT. 2011.

 Oling, Rebecca THATCampSE: Digital Humanities Conference, 2011.

 Oling, Rebecca. “The Inch that Counts: Liaison Work and the Academic Library.” Invited Presentation to Mercy College Libraries,  2010.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Reaching out and Around the Table: Serving Persons with Disabilities.” Invited Presentation for Ramapo Catskill Library System, 2010.


Oling, Rebecca, and Marie Sciangula. “Moodle Surfing: Making the Most of Shifting Environments to Redesign Relationships.” 4th Annual SUNY Fredonia Teaching & Learning Conference, 2010.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Accidental Assistive Techie: This Could Be You!” Poster Session for the New York Library Association, 2009.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Invited Lecturer: Serving Diverse Populations Course for the LIU Palmer School.” 2008.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Absence Brings Us Closer: The Hidden Benefits of Virtual Reference.” LACUNY Institute. 2007.

 Oling, Rebecca. “Googled Out? How New Search Tools and Features Can Help.” Regional Partnership of Schools and Colleges Annual Teachers’ Workshop Day. 2007.

 Oling, Rebecca, and Leah Massar. “Dead on Arrival: How to be “Dead on” and Not Dead Wood when Starting Out.” Info Career Trends. 8.1 (2007).Website


Oling, Rebecca. “Invited Lecturer: Serving Diverse Populations Course for the LIU Palmer School.” 2007.


Oling, Rebecca Snake Oil Cures and Detours: Historical References to Pemphigus from the 1700s to the early 1900s. International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) Annual Conference., 2006.


Oling, Rebecca. “Lifting the Hood on Search Engines.” Regional Partnership of Schools and Colleges Annual Teachers’ Workshop Day. 2005.


Oling, Rebecca. “Commitment Sans Straight Jackets: Local Institutions Helping Schools.” Regional Partnership of Schools and Colleges Annual Teachers’ Workshop Day. 2004.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Today’s Libraries.” Westchester Library Association. 2002.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “Pedagogical Platforms: Library Schools and the Future of Instruction.” WILU (New Brunswick). 2002.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “The WALDO CiteSite: Teaching Electronic Citation without the Chaos.” Catholic Library Association. 2002.


Albrecht, Rebecca The Changing Face of Education: Interview with Professor S. Samuel Shermis. North Castle Cable Community Television, 2002.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “The Changing Professional Development Needs of Teaching Librarians.” Academic Library Association of Ohio. 2001.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “CopyCats: Recognizing and Preventing Online Plagiarism.” Regional Partnership of Schools and Colleges Annual Teachers’ Workshop Day. 2001.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “Getting Published.” NYLA annual conference. 2000.


Albrecht, Rebecca. ““Pre-College Outreach”.” LACUNY Institute 2000 on Information Literacy: Laying the Foundations. New York, NY 2000.


Albrecht, Rebecca, and Sarah K. Burns. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: negotiating information literacy and information overload with incoming students.” LOEX-of-the-West. Bozeman, MT 2000.


Albrecht, Rebecca. “Learning Theory and Its Applications in Library Instruction.” NJLA and ACRL/NJ College and University Section, User Education Committee day-long workshop/retreat. 2000.