Aimee Jenkins

I see academic libraries as spaces that foster a culture of inquiry and lifelong learning. They are environments where curiosity is celebrated, innovative ideas are

Alex Mitchell

As an undergrad, I avoided the library and had no idea that librarians could help me with the research papers I struggled so much with

Alex R. Hodges

In 2005, I attended my first ACRL conference and became involved in the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS). Judy Walker, Penny Beile, Lisa

Alexandra Howard

I believe in the University of Louisville’s goal of being a community engaged and anti-racist institution, and I center my work as an academic librarian

Alice Harrington Wilson

A campus colleague recently inspired me to see this strange time we’re living in as an opportunity to reinvent and rethink our work. Instead of

Alison Scott Ricker

My MLS degree was conferred on September 1, 1977 - nearly 45 years ago. I never imagined how much librarianship would change over those decades

Allan Scherlen

We have an important job as academic librarians. We are at the center of the university providing resources, guidance and support for the curricula and

Alyssa M. Valenti

I so enjoy being an academic librarian. I enjoy my work, the opportunity to constantly be learning something new, and the chance to help a

Amanda Boyer

I truly love my job. It rarely feels like work. It helps a lot that I have support from my supervisors, and I have an

Amanda Choi

In the movie, Say Anything, Lloyd Dobler famously stated: "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't

Amanda Folk

Growing up I never imagined that I would become a librarian, but it makes perfect sense given my desire to be learning constantly. I can’t

Amanda Nichols Hess

When I first started out as a librarian, a mentor told me that no one day would ever be the same. Almost fifteen years later

Amanda Roper

I don't take myself seriously, but I take helping students very seriously. On weeknights, you can find me at the front desk practicing Tik Tok

Amber Lannon

My very first paying position was working in a public library when I was 14 years old. Although I had other jobs over time, I

Amy Dye-Reeves

In my perspective, it's important to consider your audience. Who are we serving? How can we best serve our population? What new majors or courses

Amy Mars

I love all the opportunities I get to learn new skills, work with students, staff, and faculty, and lead initiatives that promote inclusion and build

Anaya Jones

Access can mean different things to different people, at different times. I feel so lucky that my path through librarianship has allowed me to invest

Andrew Stuart

My first library job was as an evening library assistant in a diploma nursing school library. From there I workd as an advancing library assistant

Anjali Parasnis-Samar

Academic librarianship is an exciting, evolving, versatile field. I think librarians have a unique opportunity to shape their campus communities in meaningful ways. This includes

Ann Schaenzer

Whether it's opening all of the fire doors after a power outage, seeing a student's research confidence blossom after an appointment, getting a class to

Ann Zettervall

Academic librarianship is the cornerstone of research and education in higher education. While librarians maintain resources and access to these resources, academic librarians go a

Annah Hackett

As academic librarians, I believe we act as liaisons to the information realm. Our universities are full of bright researchers and students, but many of

Annie Zeidman-Karpinski

I have a passion for being a librarian and I love working at a university. Meeting folks who are starting research, have been doing research

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy

While I hope I make a positive impact on patrons, I also want to acknowledge the impact that others have had on me. Librarianship is

Ashley R. Maynor

There is an unhealthy and prejudicial stereotype that those librarians who embrace technology wholesale do not appreciate the analog or the “traditional” library values. I’m

Ashlyn Velte

I was attracted to being a librarian because I have a wide variety of interests; I couldn’t imagine only focusing on one thing. As a

Audrey Gunn

When I was a sophomore in undergrad, I heard Minnijean Brown-Trickey give a speech about her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine

Beatrice Canales

Life as an academic staff member has been an uphill hike. I convinced my college that I am dedicated to open education and open pedagogy

Becky Croxton

Put simply, I love being an academic librarian and the niche I've found in assessment. While it is exciting to see how assessment leads to

Bobby Reed

Most importantly, librarianship is about people, information, and managing the relationship between the two. No book or new technology can replace staff and faculty wisdom