Andy Burkhardt

Assistant Director, Digital Strategy at Champlain College Library

Burlington, Vermont Area

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Andy Burkhardt's Summary

Library digital and organizational strategist, technologist, blogger, and public speaker with significant experience teaching information literacy and using emerging tools to eliminate barriers to information. Particularly interested in lifelong learning, leadership, building innovative teams and organizations, and the intersection of fun, play, and education.


social media, emerging technologies, technology training, information literacy, building teams.

Andy Burkhardt's Experience

Assistant Director, Digital Strategy

Champlain College Library

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2012Present (2 years 3 months) Library

Coordinate all aspects of library technology. Develop and deploy effective digital strategies and enhance user experience through the thoughtful application of technology.

Emerging Technologies Librarian

Champlain College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2008August 2012 (4 years 2 months)

Implement new technology initiatives to educate students, eliminate barriers to information, and promote the library; design and teach numerous information literacy and library instruction sessions; provide research help to students, faculty and staff; maintain the library website with an eye for usability.

Graduate Assistant

Edgewood College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2006June 2008 (1 year 11 months)

Managed the project of instituting an instant message reference service from scratch; Provided synchronous virtual reference on; Assisted in a substantial reference weeding project in the summer of 2007; Trained staff in how to properly use Instant Messaging to provide reference; Supervised undergraduate student workers; Taught several RefWorks workshops

Banking industry

November 2005August 2006 (10 months)

Demonstrated superior interpersonal communication skills with both customers and co-workers; One of two people trusted to access the vault to get cash, coin and balance it daily; Was asked to be the Hinckley representative to regional meetings focused on economic development

Assistant Manager

Grand National Golf Course

August 1997October 2005 (8 years 3 months)

Provided top-notch customer service; Helped organize numerous tournaments and events; Supervised Cart and Range staff; Resolved customer problems, complaints, disputes, and questions in a professional and effective manner

Circulation Student Supervisor

Saint John's University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2002May 2005 (2 years 10 months)

Promoted to supervisor because of leadership skills, strong work ethic, and dependability; Performed general circulation tasks including checking materials in and out, re-shelving, assisting students with various machines and media devices; Organized schedules of all employees

Andy Burkhardt's Publications

Andy Burkhardt's Organizations

  • Vermont Library Association

    President, College and Special Libraries Section
    • May 2011 to Present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries

    • July 2008 to Present
  • American Library Association

    • July 2008 to Present
  • ACRL - New England Chapter

    Conference Committee Member
    • July 2008 to Present

    Organized a Vermont Virtual Conference for ACRL-NEC using web conferencing software in order to allow more people to participate in the annual conference from a distance (2010 and 2011)

Andy Burkhardt's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Mentor

      Everybody Wins! Vermont
      • Education
      2008 present (6 years)

      By creating mentoring relationships that foster a love of reading and language, Everybody Wins! Vermont increases children’s prospects for success and engages a diverse range of volunteers in their community schools.

Andy Burkhardt's Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Academic Libraries Award - College Section

    Association of College and Research Libraries
    • 2012

    The Excellence in Academic Libraries Award recognizes an outstanding community college, college, and university library each year. This award is to recognize the accomplishments of librarians and other library staff as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution. Champlain College won this award.

    From the press release:
    "The Champlain College Library, winner of this year’s award in the college category, impressed the selection committee with its nontraditional approach to instruction and positive student-driven environment.

    “The library’s small but mighty staff have a big impact on campus, and they have fun as well, fostering community through inventive social and cultural events,” Goetsch noted. “The campus has adopted technology and information literacy as a core competency, and the library provides leadership through an information literacy program that is incremental, inquiry-based, embedded in the core curriculum and assessed through established rubrics. Surveys indicate that students have come to recognize the technology and information literacy core competency as most important to their academic success. It is clear that these librarians love what they do and spark creativity by working as team.”

    “The Champlain College Library is deeply honored to receive this award,” said Janet Cottrell, director of the library at Champlain College. “This recognition from ACRL is a tribute to the enthusiasm, creativity and hard work of everyone in the library, and to the collaborative spirit of our campus. Our work is — and will remain — challenging, and this honor is a testament to what a small group of people can accomplish through innovation and dedication as we aspire to embody Champlain College’s motto: ‘Audeamus — Let us dare!’ We are deeply grateful to ACRL and YBP.”"

  • Next-Gen Librarian Award

    • 2010

    The NextGen Librarian Award honors librarians new to the library profession who demonstrate an innovative and fresh approach to the profession and are leaders in our rapidly changing world.

  • Library Blog Award Winner - Academic Category

    Salem Press
    • 2011
  • ACRL Conference Scholarship

    ACRL - New England Chapter
    • 2009
  • Intercultural University Graduate

    Champlain College Office of Diversity and Inclusion
    • October 2011

    Intercultural University is a 25 hour intensive to empower community members to become leaders around issues of cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusion.

  • ACRL Immersion Graduate - Teacher Track

    Association of College and Research Libraries
    • July 2010

    ACRL’s Immersion Program allows you to embrace your educational role by embarking on a path of teacher development and pedagogical inquiry in a community of practice for academic librarians devoted to collaborative learning, individual renewal, and instructional awesomeness.

  • New England Library Leadership Symposium Graduate

    New England Library Association
    • August 2011

    NELLS is a week long intensive symposium that focuses on developing leadership skills. The symposium is lead by ALA president-elect Maureen Sullivan.

  • John Lavallee Award

    Champlain College
    • May 2014

    The John Lavallee award annually recognizes the person or group of people behind a technology solution, process improvement or innovation effort that has had a significant, positive impact for the College. These positive impacts may come from faculty or staff, as they are both eligible for being nominated, and can touch any part of Champlain College. Consideration will be given to a variety of innovations using as broad and inclusive a definition of positive impact as possible.

    Our teaching librarian team was presented this award for our innovative work on creating a blended information literacy instruction program in the campus LMS Canvas. Our work serves as a model for other departments and is considering being adapted to similar learning challenges around campus.

Andy Burkhardt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Information Literacy
  3. Emerging Technologies
  4. Library Instruction
  5. Instructional Design
  6. Technology Training
  7. Teaching
  8. Research
  9. Blogging
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Community Outreach
  12. Higher Education
  13. Library
  14. Leadership
  15. Customer Service
  16. Team Building
  17. Social Networking
  18. Virtual Reference
  19. Library Science
  20. E-Learning
  21. Online Research
  22. Digital Strategy

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Andy Burkhardt's Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

MLIS, Library Studies


Observed and taught numerous classes as part of a comprehensive Library Instruction and Information Literacy practicum, Led a team in designing a website for Memorial Library, Applied new technologies to the intranet of the Capital Newspaper’s library as part of a practicum

St. John's University

BA, Philosophy


Activities and Societies: Men's Chorus, Lovestruck (a rock and roll ensemble)

Andy Burkhardt's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Vermont Library Association

Honors and Awards:

ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, College Category – Champlain College Library, 2012
Salem Press Library Blog Award Winner - Academic Category, 2011
Lyrasis Next Gen Librarian Award, 2010
ACRL National Conference Scholarship, 2009

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