Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Cory Laverty, Ph.D.

Teaching and Learning Specialist, Librarian

Contact Information:

Email: lavertyc@queensu.ca
Phone: 613 533-6000 ext. 77185


Working as Teaching & Learning Specialist, Cory offers assistance with information literacy and research skill development, inquiry-based assignments, selection of course resources, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She works closely with Queen’s Liaison Librarians, faculties, departments, and educators to build capacity in teaching and learning.  Cory is a member of the Senate Cyclical Program Review Committee, the Arts & Science Inquiry Working Group, and the Academic Integrity Working Group.

Cory maintains disciplinary teaching in education and is co-designer and instructor for Information Research and Management. Her research interests are in the development and assessment of inquiry-based learning and professional development and educational research models for faculty and librarians. She has been a peer mentor for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (University of Windsor and Simon Fraser University) and a visiting educator with the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Western University, and the International Baccalaureate in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. When she is off-campus, you will find her playing cello with the Kingston Community Strings and walking dogs.

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  • Ph.D. in Information Science (Information Literacy), University of Wales, UK
  • M.L.I.S in Library & Information Science, Western University
  • M. A. Music (Musicology), Western University
  • P.D.M. Post Diploma in Music, University of London, UK
  • B. Mus. (Composition), Queen’s University


Kolomitro, K., Laverty, C., & Stockley, D. (2018). Sparking SoTL: Triggers and stories from one institution. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (forthcoming)

Laverty, C., & Saleh, N, (2018). Cultivating a librarians’ community of practice: A reflective case study. In The grounded instruction librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Washington, DC: Association of College and Research Libraries. (forthcoming)

Paulson, E., & Laverty, C. (2018). Leveraging learning outcomes to build an online information literacy  tool.  Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. (forthcoming)

Openo, J., Laverty, C., Kolomitro, K., Goff, L., Borin, P., Stranach, M., & Gomaa, N. (2017). Bridging the divide: Leveraging the scholarship of teaching and learning for quality enhancement. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), Article 6..

Laverty, C. (2016). Experiential learning in a Faculty of Education library. In P. McDonnell (Ed.), Experiential Learning in Academic and Research Libraries. Oxford, UK: Chandos.

Laverty, C. (2015). Exploring educational technology to support learning challenges in an education library alternative practicum. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Vol. 2015, No. 1 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2444–2448.

Laverty, C. & Lee, E. A. (2015). Dialogic mapping: Evolving reference into an instructional support for graduate research. In C. Forbes and J. Bowers (Eds.), Rethinking reference for academic libraries: Innovative developments and future trends (pp. 135-152). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Laverty, C., & Lee, E.A. (2014). Connecting librarians and faculty to enhance student research through visual mapping and dialogue. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Brock University, May 28-30. Peer-reviewed paper.

Laverty, C., & Andrychuk, S. (2014). Information literacy assessment within a quality assurance framework: Designing a process approach to meet the learning needs of librarians. Proceedings of the Information Literacy Satellite Meeting, IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Limerick, Ireland, August, 14-15. Peer-reviewed paper.

Lee, E. A., & Laverty, C. (2014). Unravelling the literature review: Helping graduate students in education re-conceptualize the research process. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 20-23. Peer-reviewed paper.


SEAMO: Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (2017)

Educational research grant held by the Centre for Teaching & Learning, the Office of Faculty Development - Faculty of Health Sciences, the Office of Health Sciences Education, and The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) to investigate the value of the Educational Research Series.

Ontario Online Initiative Grant (2015)
Design of 10 online Academic Literacies and Research Skills modules for graduate students: Student2Scholar: partnership with Western University, University of Toronto, Queen's University.

Principal's Development Fund and Senate Advisory Research Committee (2012)
Grant with Professor Elizabeth Lee
Conceptualizing the research topic: Capturing students’ understanding through concept mapping. 

Centre for Teaching and Learning – Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grant with Nasser Saleh (2011)
Development of an Online Information Literacy Toolkit for Inquiry-Based Learning

Faculty of Education E-learning Grant with Professor Richard Reeve (2010)
Developing an Internal Communication Infrastructure for the Faculty of Education 

Faculty of Education E-Learning Incentive Grant (2009)
Enriching the Online Learning experience through Multimedia and Point of-Need Library and Research Support

Faculty of Education TEACH Grant  with Brenda Reed (2008)
Exploring the Mysteries of Student Inquiry: Stories from the Classroom. 

Richardson Fund Grant (2008)
For the purchase of  resources for the Aboriginal and World Indigenous Studies M.Ed. program.


  • OCULA Special Achievement Award with members of the Student2Scholar design team, 2017
  • Liz Fox Distinguished Service Award, Queen's Library, 2016
  • OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award 2013
  • Ontario Council of University Library Associations, Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Educational Research, Inquiry/Undergraduate Research, and Academic Integrity

We collaborate at all levels of practice - institutional, faculty, departmental, and individual – to support the study of your teaching practice and the student learning experience, and to develop, share, and assess undergraduate inquiry-based assignments.

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