Faculty Profile for Tricia Boucher

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Tricia Boucher
Librarian — Learning Engagement
Alkek Library ALK 301C
phone: (512) 245-2685

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Tricia Boucher is the Open Pedagogy and STEM Librarian at Texas State University. She has earned a BA in Art History, a MA in Religious Studies, a MA in Architecture, and a MS in Library Science. After working in education, construction, architecture, and as a sailor, she is happily settled as a librarian, using everything she has ever learned in her current career.

Teaching Interests

Transforming assignments to Open
Designing games for learning

Research Interests

Open Pedagogy - implementation and assessment
STEM - information literacy
Convener - Micro-credential Community of Practice
User Experience - physical library

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Boucher, P., Ballengee, M., & Flores, L. (2022). Choose Your Own Library Adventure: Gamifying Library Instruction and Training. In LOEX Conference Proceedings 2018. LOEX Digital Commons, Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved from https://commons.emich.edu/loexconf2018/30/
  • Hegde, A. L., Boucher, T. M., & Lavelle, A. D. (2018). How Do You Work? Understanding User Needs for Responsive Study Space Design. College & Research Libraries, 79(7), 895–915. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.7.895
  • Boucher, T., & McClean, J. (2019). Shopping for Sustainability: Re-Envisioning the Secret Shopper Assessment (pp. 742–754). https://doi.org/10.29242/lac.2018.69

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2022 Employee Excellence Award, University Libraries. April 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Employee of the Month, Texas State University. October 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2018 Employee Excellence Award, University Libraries. May 15, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Library Outstanding Team Award (Web Team), University Libraries. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Boucher, Patricia (Principal). University Lecturer's Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $3000. (Submitted: 2019, Funded: 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Senate University Computing Committee
Promotion Review Panel
September 1, 2019-August 31, 2024
Faculty Senate Committee - Academic Standards Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Educause Learning Institute
February 2019-2022
Educause - Games and Learning Steering Committee
July 2018-2022