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Beth Carpenter

Undergraduate Engineering & Instruction Librarian

Pronouns: she/her

520A Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-1321
  • Fax: 716-645-3859

Department Liaison

Undergraduate Engineering


ELI105 - One credit course in research and information literacy

ENG105 - Scaffolded research and information literacy instruction

EAS198/199 - Introduction to UB Libraries

SSC198 - Seminar course

Education and Training

MLS - University of Indiana Bloomington (2010-2012)

BA (English & Religious Studies) - Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (2006-2010)


Carpenter, B. (Anticipated 2024). The Robots Are Helpful: Using Generative AI With Undergraduates. Accepted for publication in the #DFLteach Toolkit, Volume 4 

Carpenter, Beth. (April 2024). The Metaliteracy of Memes: Having Students Track the Flow of Information. Teaching Digital Storytelling: Inspiring Voices Through Online Narratives. 

Kamela, M. & Carpenter, B. (December 2023). We Should Talk About Bruno: Modeling Scholarly Conversation with TikTok.” Current Studies in Librarianship.

Carpenter, Beth. "How Ted Lasso Changed My Librarianship." LibraryJournal, 2022. (Library Link of the Day, 6/13/22)

Carpenter, Beth & Bria Sinnott. “Memes and the Art of Information Literacy Maintenance.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice,


  • Information literacy for undergraduate students
  • AI literacy in the first-year curriculum
  • The impact of social media and internet culture on undergraduate research habits

Professional Memberships

American Library Association (ALA)

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)


Forward Libraries

League of Awesome Librarians

Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT)

Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)




Carpenter, Beth. (May 2023). The Paper's Due Tomorrow!: Adapting Friday Night at the ER for Information Literacy. Competitively selected presentation at LOEX, Harrisburg, PA. 

Carpenter Beth. & Swick-Jemison, Jocelyn. (March 2023). Disrupting Citation: Re-examining Purpose and Form. Competitively selected poster session at ACRL, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Carpenter, Beth. (March 2020). Got Banned from My Last Campaign Because I Insisted Paladin was Pronounced Paula Deen and Other Memes. Competitively selected presentation at The Collective, Knoxville, TN.