Constance Wade, MLIS, MS

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Describe yourself in three words

Engaged, collaborative, inclusive.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)?

I like to read a bit of everything! I am currently rotating between four books: "The Anthill" by Julianne Pachico, "The Boatman's Daughter" by Andy Davidson, "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon and rereading Phil Jackson's "Eleven Rings."

Describe ACRL in three words:

Opportunities, community, connections.

What do you value about ACRL?

I value the many opportunities ACRL offers to develop my career within a very strong professional framework.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus?

As a librarian in public services, I am extremely proud of my work and tirelessly advocate for services that contribute to student success and community engagement. Every day I have the opportunity to connect with library users and make a difference in their lives!

In your own words

I find myself distracted and hard to settle on a sentence or two, so here are a few thoughts. As a librarian in public services, be prepared for the unexpected. Develop and provide stellar services to users.Take calculated risks. Lead with integrity and show up!


Title:Circulation & User Services Librarian

Workplace:University of Iowa

Location:Iowa City, Iowa