Currently I am a PhD candidate at the University of Denver studying research methods and statistics. Before that I worked as an academic reference librarian for three years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In my spare time I love to lounge with my cats, blog, tinker, and enjoy the outdoors.
Places to Find My Work
Teaching Google Scholar: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians Series). (July, 2016). Rowman & Littlefield.
Academic Publications and Presentations
Alfonzo A & Foust C. (2018). “Ashe!:” A Media Ecology of the 2015 University of Missouri Protests. NCA Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
Alfonzo P & Thompson P. (2018). Analysis of University Twitter Follower Growth Using Latent Growth Modeling. Social Media + Society Annual Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark
Alfonzo P & Batson J. (2014). Utilizing a Co-Teaching Model to Enhance Digital Literacy Instruction for Doctoral Students. International Journal of Doctoral Studies.
Alfonzo P, Sakraida TJ & Hastings-Tolsma M. (2014). Bibliometrics: Visualizing the Impact of Nursing Research. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 18(1).
Vincent D, Hastings-Tolsma M, Gebhart S & Alfonzo P. (2014). Nurse Practitioner Clinical Decision-Making and Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In Press.
Sakraida TJ, Alfonzo P & Hastings-Tolsma M. Use and Impact of Nursing Theory by New Nurse Scientists. Under Review.
Computers in Libraries: Using Twitter Hashtags for Information Literacy Instruction (September, 2014)
Edutopia Guest Blog Post: Frictionless Formative Assessment with Social Media
Public Service Quarterly Software Reviews of Snapchat (volume 10, issue 4), Stencyl (volume 9, issue 3) and Easel.ly (volume 9, issue 2)
Things I Love
- Steaming cups of tea
- Perfectly brewed espresso at the ideal temperature
- Macaroons and other sinful pastries
- Perusing literature (I am a librarian after all)
- Delving into data