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Amy LeFager


Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian

Programs/Classes Taught:

LIBR 200 - Digital Information Literacy

LIBR 300 - Library Research in the Social Sciences

Guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate classes about Library & Learning Support services and resources.

Individual research consultations for students, faculty, and staff.

Self-paced online tutorials and video tutorials on how to use article, eBook, and streaming video databases available from NLU Library & Learning Support.

Areas of Expertise:


Library instruction

Tutorial development

Interlibrary Loan

Library Accounts

Electronic Resources


After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BA in English I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer from 2001 to 2003 where I ran a tutoring program for Kindergarten through Third graders at O.W. Holmes Elementary School in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. In 2005 I began my first professional position as a librarian in the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department at the Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. While there I developed and taught introductory computer skills classes for adults and ran a gaming program for teens. In 2010 I became an instruction librarian at National Louis University. I began managing circulation and interlibrary loan in 2011, and electronic resources in 2013. I am based at the Wheeling location of NLU.


Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University - 2001

Masters of Library and Information Science from Dominican University - 2005

Masters of Science in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University - expected graduation 2018

Research and Interests:

Human-computer interaction, specifically developing interactive digital learning objects to help students better understand research and citation.

Data visualization and assessment of library services.

Contact Information:


Phone: 847-947-5335

Wheeling Campus Library & Learning Support - 1st Floor


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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