Teresa MacGregor has more than 24 years of experience as an information professional. Currently, she is Director of the Library at CMU-Q, providing instruction, resources, and spaces that enable students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and innovate. MacGregor is past chair of the Education City Library Directors Council, a group of leaders representing the interests of libraries and their users at Qatar Foundation-sponsored institutions. Prior to joining CMU-Q, MacGregor was Taxonomy Architect at LexisNexis, responsible for implementing state-of-the-art automated classification for news, business, and legal content. She remains active in taxonomy development as a founding member of, and bulletin editor for, the Taxonomy Division of the Special Libraries Association.
M.S., Library Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
B.A., English Literature, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional and Technical Writing Certificate, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Area Of Expertise
Information literacy instruction
Speed Databasing on the Open Science Framework
SLA Taxonomy Division
MacGregor, T. & Salaz, A. M. (2016). Which came first: The whale or the egg? In N. Fawley & N. Krysak (Eds.), The discovery tool cookbook: Recipes for successful lesson plans (pp. 124-127). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries. http://repository.cmu.edu/lib_science/164
Salaz, A. M. & MacGregor, T. (2016). Have framework, will travel: Extending the Frameworks into transnational higher education. In J. Purdy & R. McClure (Eds.), The future scholar: Researching and teaching the Frameworks for writing and information literacy (pp. 45-62). Medford, NJ: American Society for Information Science & Technology. http://repository.cmu.edu/lib_science/166
Salaz, A. M., MacGregor, T. & Thomas, P. (2016). Novice and expert information behavior: An eye tracking study from Qatar. In S. Kurbanoğlu et al (Eds.), Information literacy: Key to an inclusive society (pp. 364-372). ECIL 2016. Springer, Cham. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 676. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52162-6_36
Salaz, A. M. & MacGregor, T. (2014). Combating a zombie apocalypse through subject-specific research: A topic selection practice. In B. Sietz (Ed.), LOEX conference proceedings 2014. Ypsilanti, MI: Digital Commons @ EMU. http://repository.cmu.edu/lib_science/161
MacGregor, T., Salaz, A. M., & Thomas, P. (2016). Eye tracking pilot accuracy and precision data (30 participants). Figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3483146.v1
Forthcoming: MacGregor, T. &Salaz, A. M. (2019, April). You can lead students toVitalSource, but you can’t make them think … or can you? The impact of training on e-textbook platform preference and recommendations for recasting library practice [contributed paper presentation]. Presented at Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Biannual Conference, Cleveland, OH, USA.
MacGregor, T. & Salaz, A. M. (2018, September). Maximizing the learning value of e-textbooks: Practice recommendations based on a quasi-experiment [presentation]. Presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) Annual Conference, Oulu, Finland.
MacGregor, T., Chisnell, J., & Kelley, L. (2018, July). Swipe right on JSTOR: Modeling online and speed dating methodologies to match students with library databases [interactive presentation]. Presented at Library Instruction West (LIW) Annual Conference, Grand Junction, CO, USA.
MacGregor, T. & Chisnell, J. (2018, April). Librarian matchmakers: Using speed dating to introduce students to library databases [interactive presentation]. Presented at Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), Liverpool, England.
MacGregor, T. & Salaz, A. M. (2018, March). Dear library, I love you, but I need my space: A participatory methods toolkit for co-designing the future library [presentation]. Presented at Library and Information Association – Qatar (LIA-Q) Third Forum, Libraries in Qatar: Working Together Towards the Country National Vision 2030, Doha, Qatar.
Salaz, A. M., MacGregor, T. & Thomas, P. (2017, September). The role of publication language in evaluative judgments: An experiment and eyetracking study [poster]. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) Annual Conference, Saint Malo, France.
MacGregor, T. & Chisnell, J. (2017, May). Speed databasing: A matchmaking activity for students and library databases [interactive presentation]. LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, USA.
Salaz, A. M., MacGregor, T. & Thomas, P. (2016, October). Novice and expert information behavior: An eye tracking study from Qatar [presentation]. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
Salaz, A. M. & MacGregor, T. (2015, October). ACRL’s Framework in the Arab Gulf: A practitioner view on national frameworks in transnational higher education [presentation]. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) Annual Conference, Tallinn, Estonia.
Salaz, A. M. & MacGregor, T. (2014, May). Combating a zombie apocalypse through subject-specific research: A topic selection practice [presentation]. LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
MacGregor, T. & Athwal, E. (2012, November). The power of me/the power of we: Harnessing narratives of personal and cultural identity in English writing instruction [poster]. Middle East North Africa Writing Centers Association (MENAWCA) Annual Conference, Doha, Qatar.
Service to the University Libraries
- Qatar Library Design Research Team, 2015-2017
- Library Assessment Committee, 2013-2014
- Library Instruction Committee, 2012-2013
Service to Carnegie Mellon University
- Carnegie Mellon University Women’s Association, 2017-Present
- Academic Review Board, 2015-Present
- Dean’s Senior Staff Council, 2013-Present
- Arts & Sciences (previously General Education) Faculty, 2012-Present
Service to the Profession
- Qatar National Library Consortium, member representing Education City institutions, 2016-Present
- Qatar National Library Consortium Committee, board member, 2015-2017 (board disbanded)
- Qatar National Library Executive Committee, board member, 2015-2017 (board disbanded)
- Education City Library Directors Council, 2012-Present
Vice President/Chair Elect, 2014
- Special Libraries Association Taxonomy Division Bulletin Committee Co-Chair, 2009-Present
Inaugural member of the Division
Original bulletin editor; have edited all issues of the bulletin, Taxonomy Times, published to date (35 as of July 2018)
Collaborate with co-editors on design and subject coverage for each issue
Solicit authors for articles; communicate with authors about submission criteria and deadlines
Write copy for news features and updates; copyedit and format all content; upload content to SLA Connect network
Represent the Bulletin Committee at Division board meetings and the annual meeting
- Education City Library Directors Council, 2012-Present
- Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Region, 2012-Present
- Special Libraries Association, 1993-Present
Arabian Gulf Chapter, 2011-Present
Taxonomy Division (founding member), 2009-Present
- American Library Association, 1993-Present
- Association of College & Research Libraries, 1993-Present
Undergraduate Course at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
99-104 Carnegie Skills Workshop
Fall 2012, 3 sections (54 students)
Fall 2013, 2 sections (37 students)
Fall 2014, 2 sections (32 students)
Fall 2015, 2 sections (33 students)
Fall 2016, 2 sections (30 students)
Carnegie Skills Workshop (CSW) is a three-unit course that helps students to define, locate, evaluate, organize, cite, and present information. CSW focuses on essential tools and technologies necessary for the successful completion of research and writing projects assigned in undergraduate courses.
Executive & Professional Education course at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Market Research for Non-MR Professionals, April 2016
- Two-day program designed for public and private sector professionals who access data and analyze markets, market sectors, and consumers. Participants focused on finding, accessing, and utilizing secondary sources of data and analysis in a supportive, ladies-only environment.
Course-integrated instructional activities outside Carnegie Mellon University
- Invited to guest lecture on taxonomy theory and practice to graduate students in library science, University College London Qatar, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.