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Michael Current

Assistant Professor
Murphy Library
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Reference; Government information

Brief biography

Reference Librarian, 2010-
Library Department Chair, 2015-2021
Government Information Public Services Librarian, 2003-2010


MA, Excelsior College, 2007
MA, University of Iowa, 1994
BA, Carleton College, 1993


Professional history

Carleton College, 1995-2003

Research and publishing

Current, M. D., Assessment Commons 2023: REBOOT!, "Tracking SLO Engagement at the Reference Desk," UWL CATL. (January 18, 2023).

Current, M.D. (2022), "Tracking student learning outcome engagement at the reference desk to facilitate assessment", Reference Services Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Current, M. D. (Co-Presenter), Harper, E. (Co-Presenter), Mulhern, N. (Co-Presenter), Snyder, E. (Co-Presenter), WAAL Annual Conference, "Life After the Free Statistical Abstract: Free Government Sources of Statistics," Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, Green Lake. (April 20, 2016).

Current, M. D., Government Information Day, "GPO PURL Referrals: UW-L Catalog vs Primo," WLA Government Information Round Table, UW-Madison, Memorial Library. (June 6, 2014).

Current, M. D., Hamilton, S. (2014). LibQUAL+ 2014 Results Summary: UW-La Crosse Murphy Library. UW-L Murphy Library. (Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014).
Results summary.

Putz, J. E., Current, M. D., Prucha, C. L., xx_Reinert, T. D., President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, "Communication Studies and Information Literacy: An Ongoing Interdisciplinary Lesson Study," University of Wisconsin System, Madison. (April 14, 2011).

Current, M. D., Jax, J. N., Prucha, C. L., CUWL Annual Conference, "Home Brewed Assessment," Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, Madison. (June 2, 2010).

Current, M. D., Mulhern, N., WAAL Annual Conference, "Fake It 'til You Make It with Government Documents," Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, Green Lake. (April 23, 2009).

Current, M. D., Prucha, C. L. (2009). iSkills Notable Results. UW-L Murphy Library. (Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2009).

Cherne, M. B., Current, M. D., Elder, W., Prucha, C. L. (2007). Hawk or Handsaw? Researching Hamlet's Madness. A Theatre Studies Library Lesson Study Plan (pp. (Published: August 21, 2007).

Chilton, G., Current, M. D., Holman, J. S., Prucha, C. L., WAAL Annual Conference, "Lesson Study: An Experience in Collaborative Inquiry," Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, Wisconsin Dells. (April 19, 2007).

Chilton, G., Current, M. D., Holman, J. S., Prucha, C. L., Putz, J. E., Reinert, T. D., Belter, B. L. (2007). Teaching Library Information Literacy Skills to Students Enrolled in an Introductory Communication Course: A Collaborative Study. Teaching Forum: A Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, (Published: March 2007).