Christopher Leeder

PhD student


PhD candidate researching how students evaluate online information and metacognitive tools that can help them become more effective evaluators. Research assistant on the BiblioBouts project team, which developed an online social game to teach information literacy skills.

Areas of interest

Information literacy, computer-supported collaborative learning, credibility evaluation, online metacognitive tools


Leeder, C. & Lonn S. (2013). GROCS: Longitudinal impacts of student-initiated, interdisciplinary, collaborative projects. EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Leeder, C., Lonn S., & Hollar, S. (2013). Locating the library in a Learning Management System. To be published in College & Research Libraries.

Markey, K., Rieh, S. Y. & Leeder, C. (2012). Playing games to improve the quality of the sources students cite in their papers. Reference and User Service Quarterly, 52(2).

Leeder, C., Markey, K., & Yakel, E. (2012). A faceted taxonomy for rating student bibliographies in an online information literacy game. College & Research Libraries, 75(13), 115-133.

Markey, K., Leeder, C., & Rieh, S. Y. (2012). Through a game darkly: student experiences with the technology of the library research process. Library Hi Tech, 30(1), 12–34.

Swales, J. M., & Leeder, C. (2012). A reception study of the articles published in English for Specific Purposes from 1990–1999. English for Specific Purposes, 31(2), 137-146.

Markey, K. & Leeder, C. (2011). Students’ behavior playing an online information literacy game. Journal of Information Literacy, 5(2), 46–65. 

Markey, K., Leeder, C. & Hofer, A. R. (2011). BiblioBouts: What’s in a game? College & Research Libraries News, 72(11), 632-645. Markey, K., & Leeder, C. (2011). The effect of scoring and feedback mechanisms in an online educational game. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 48(1), 1–10.

Markey, K., Swanson, F., Leeder, C., Peters, G. R., Jr., Jennings, et al. (2010). The benefits of integrating an information literacy skills game into academic coursework: A preliminary evaluation. D-Lib Magazine, 16(7/8), July/August 2010.

Leeder, C. (2009). Surveying the commons: Current implementation of Information Commons web sites. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35(6), p. 533-547.

Honors & Awards

Yahoo! Innovative Teaching with Technology award, 2013.
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants (Pre-candidate and Candidate), 2011-2012
Reviewer of the Year, Library Hi Tech, 2012


B.A, University of California, Berkeley
M.S.I.S., Department of Information Studies, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany