Cory is a research librarian who supports scholarship on teaching and learning, qualitative methods, ethical review, and the design and assessment of inquiry-based learning. She serves on Queen's General Research Ethics Board, is equity representative on the Senate Cyclical Program Review Committee, and is Senior Editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Her current research addresses approaches to decolonizing librarian teaching practices.
B.Music (Queen's); Postgraduate-diploma in Music (London, UK); MA Musicology (Western); MLS (Western); PhD (Wales, UK).
- Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the Instruction Section of ACRL designation awarded to Student2Scholar, a set of ten online learning modules for graduate students, co-created with Western, University of Toronto OISE Library, and Queen’s. 2017.
- OCULA Award for Special Achievement, Ontario Library Association (2017)
- Ontario College and University Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
- Ontario College and University Faculty Association Academic Librarianship Award (2013)
Liz Fox Distinguished Service Award, Queen’s University Librarians and Archivists Association. 2016
OCUL Quality Assurance Community
Ontario Council of University Libraries
Queen's University Librarians' and Archivists' Association
Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
Senior Editor, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
Member. Queen's UCARE Sub-council on Academic and Curricular Diversity (2021-)
Co-Chair. Inquiry@Queen's Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (2021)
Co-Chair. Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Librarians' Research Institute (2021)
Member and Equity Representative. Senate Cyclical Program Review Committee (2014-)
Member. Queen's General Research Ethics Board (2019-)
Speaker with Francine Berish. Decolonizing Information Literacy. (2020). Ontario Library Association, Toronto, January 31.
Writing a winning grant proposal. (2018). Ontario Library Association, Toronto, January 28- February 1.
Poster. Dalgarno, N., Garton, K., Van Wylick, R., Egan, R., & Laverty, C. (2018). Breadth and depth: Meeting the needs of participants in a faculty development educational research series. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Halifax, April 28 – May 1.
Speaker with Jason Openo and Klodiana Kolomitro (2017). Bridging the divide: Leveraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for quality enhancement. STLHE, Halifax, June 20-23.
Speaker with Jackie Druery. (2017). Building an infrastructure for inquiry-based learning: Models for transforming library instruction. Ontario Library Association, Toronto, January 29-31.
Speaker with Jackie Druery and Victoria Remenda. (2016). Librarians as partners: Building Inquiry and Research Skills. Council of Ontario Universities Learning Outcomes Conference, Toronto, October 17-18.
Presentation prepared with Klodiana Kolomitro and Denise Stockley. (2016). Swimming upstream: Recounting the journey towards the scholarship of teaching and learning through personal narratives. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles, October 12-15.
Speaker with Melanie-Anne Atkins, Colleen Burgess, Christena McKillop, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson, and Caroline Whippey. (2016). Empowering graduate student research: Reflections on collaborative learning module development and learner motivation. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, London, June 22-24.
Speaker. (2016). Learning to assess: A professional development model for librarians. Creating Knowledge VIII, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2-4.
Speaker with Nasser Saleh. (2015). Researching your practice: The Scholarship of teaching and learning. Ontario Library Association Education Institute webinar. July 27.
Speaker with Elizabeth Lee. (2014). Connecting librarians and faculty to enhance student research through visual mapping and dialogue. Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Brock University, May 28-30.
Speaker with Sylvia Andrychuk and Suzanne Maranda. (2014). Developing an Inquiry Toolkit for Online Learning Environments. Society for Teaching and learning in Higher education. Kingston, Ontario, June 17-19.
Speaker with Sylvia Andrychuk (2014. Information literacy assessment within a quality assurance framework: Designing a process approach to meet the learning needs of librarians. Information Literacy Satellite Meeting, IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Limerick, Ireland, August, 14-15.
Peer Mentor for the inaugural Librarians Research Institute, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Windsor, Ontario, June 10-15, 2012.
Speaker with Nasser Saleh. Information literacy within a quality assurance framework. Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 1-4, 2012.
Speaker. Metacognition as information fluency: Engaging new habits of mind to better direct search behaviour. Information Fluency Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, March 9-11, 2011.
Speaker with Elizabeth Lee: Methods for Deepening Inquiry in the Secondary School Classroom Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF), its Affiliates and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education (OADE) conference, April 30 - May 1, 2010.
Speaker with Mark Swartz: New Tools and Technologies for inquiry Learning; Teacher Candidates conference, Faculty of Education, Queens University, April 13, 2010.
Laverty, C. How academic librarians support learning in higher education now and in the future. Annual Academic Librarian's Conference to Mexico City, October 29-30, 2009. Invited presentation.
Laverty, C. Focus on Foundations: Bringing Information Literacy to an Online Faculty Development Program. Library Orientation Exchange Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 30-May 1, 2009.
Laverty, C. Keynote Speaker. Renewing our Role as Educators in Physical and Virtual Classrooms. Western New York Branch of ACRL. Annual Conference. East Aurora, New York. November 6-7, 2009.
Laverty, C. Webinar Presentation for the Education Institute, Ontario Libraries. e-Learning for Librarians. Overview of Wiki on the topic. Attended by 22 universities, 2009. http://library.queensu.ca/wiki/elearning/
Laverty, C. "Information literacy: Evolution of an idea from basic skills to the freedom to learn," Workshop on Instruction in Library Use Annual Conference, Kelowna, B.C. University of British Columbia, Okanagan, May 16-18, 2008.
Laverty, C. and Lee, E. . "Researching your practice: The scholarship of teaching." Workshop on Instruction in Library Use Annual Conference, Kelowna, B.C. University of British Columbia, Okanagan, May 16-18, 2008.
Laverty, C. (2008). The evolution of information literacy. Ontario Council for University Libraries Annual Workshop and Dinner. October 24, 2008. Kingston, Queen's University.
Conference paper. "Information literacy: Evolution of a concept from basic skills to the freedom to learn."
Speaker with Elizabeth Lee. "Researching your practice: The scholarship of teaching. Workshop on Instruction in Library Use", Kelowna, B.C., May 14-16, 2008.
Conference paper. "An e-learning wiki for librarians". International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference, Quebec City, August 11-15, 2008.
Conference Paper with Elizabeth Lee and Brenda Reed. "Student-teachers and the school library: What they know and what they want", Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 1-4, 2006.
Conference Paper. "Educational technology: Harnessing new tools to support information literacy", Continuing Professional Development - Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: A Voyage of Discover. International Federation of Library Associations Conference, Oslo, Norway, August 5-8, 2005.
Conference Paper with Melody Burton and Anne Fullerton "Learning Commons: People First, Machines Second", Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, February 2-5, 2005.
Presenter. "RACER Diary: Interlibrary Loans Initiative at Queen's Library", Ontario Council of University Libraries Forum, Toronto, December 7-8, 2004.
Conference Paper. "The Role of the Librarian in Learning Object Design", presentation of a joint paper was given by Denise Stockley, MERLOT International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 5-8, 2003.
Speaker. Invited presentation on "Canadian perspectives on information literacy", American College and Research Libraries & Canadian Library Association Joint Conference, Metro-Toronto Convention Centre, June 19-25, 2003.
Co-Speaker with Denise Stockley. "The support of librarians in online course development: Why you shouldn't develop without one", McGraw-Hill Ryerson: Teaching, Technology and Learning Conference. Active Learning: Connect, Engage and Integrate, Ryerson University, Toronto. November 24 -25, 2003.
Co-Speaker with Denise Stockley and Scott Mclaren. "Online teaching technologies and learning outcomes," Ontario Library Association Annual Conference, Metro-Toronto Convention Centre, January 29 - February 1, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (one day) "Life-savers for large classes: Jeopardy, jigsaws, and jpegs". Queen's University, June 26, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (3 days) "Building learning communities in large classes". Spring Symposium for Faculty at Queen's, April 14-16, 2003.
Workshop Presenter at the Queen's Cross-Faculty Teaching Forum. "Assessing student learning, Cross-Faculty Teaching Forum - The Double Cohort: Teaching Students more Effectively", Queen's University, April 17, 2003.
Workshop Presenter with the Learning Technology Faculty Associates. (4 days) Spring Institute for faculty: Enhancing the Learning Environment, June 3 - 6, 2002. "Planning and delivery on use of educational technology including sessions on information literacy, plagiarism, designing research assignments, copyright, using PowerPoint, etc."
Speaker. "Educational technology: A new niche for instruction librarians," Workshop on Library Instruction, River Run: Trends in Library Instruction, University of New Brunswick, May 13-15, 2002.
Speaker. "The challenges of information seeking: How children engage in library work," Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science, University of Toronto, May 30 - June 1, 2002.
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter. (4 days) International Baccalaureate Librarian's Conference, Singapore, November 28-30, 2000. Speech: "The Changing Role of IB Librarians in the Age of Technology". Sessions included the changing role of librarians, techniques for searching the Web (search engines, strategies, evaluation techniques), resource-based learning, designing Web assignments, creation of Web-based library instruction, advanced website design, and using PowerPoint in teaching.
Workshop Presenter. Teaching with PowerPoint, Li Po Chun United World College, Hong Kong, November 26, 2000.
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter. (3 days) International Baccalaureate Librarian's Conference, Amsterdam, November 28-30, 1998. Speech: "The Web, Resource-Based Learning, and the Role of the International Baccalaureate Library". Sessions included the changing role of IB librarians, techniques for searching the web (search engines, strategies, evaluation techniques), resource-based learning, designing Web assignments, creation of Web-based library instruction, advanced Web design, and using PowerPoint in teaching.
Designing Experiments: Learning and Behaviour in Undergraduate Physics Laboratories Bei Cai, Lindsay Mainhood, Ryan Groome, Corinne Laverty, and Alastair McLean. Physical Review Physics Education Research (under review) and arXiv.
Kolomitro, K., Laverty, C., & Lee, E. A. (2020). Making learning visible: Research methods to uncover learning processes. In Critical Reflection on Research in Teaching and Learning (pp. 154-172). Brill Sense.
Dalgarno, N., Laverty, C., Egan, R., Garton, K., Soleas, E., Babando, J., & van Wylick, R. (2020). Participant perceptions of the faculty development Educational Research Series. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 8(1), 221-245.
Kolomitro, K., Laverty, C., & Stockley, D. (2018). Sparking SoTL: Triggers and stories from one institution. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1), Article 10.
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.
Paulson, E., & Laverty, C. (2018). Leveraging learning outcomes to build an online information literacy tool. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. DOI: 10.1080/1533290X.2017.1415242
Openo, J., Laverty, C., Kolomitro, K., Borin, P., Goff, L, 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., & Paulson, E. (2017). From student to scholar: Building capacity for graduate student academic literacies and research skills. Open Shelf, Ontario Library Association. April 3Please see ORCID iD