Elizabeth (Beth) Brown

Beth Brown
Describe yourself in three words

Introspective, curious, experimental.

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

Right now I'm in the middle of "Mrs. Caliban" by Rachel Ingalls. Two recent books I've read are the graphic novels "The Complete Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi, and "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt" by Ken Krimstein.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Informative, engaging, responsive.

What do you value about ACRL?

I've found being a part of this community of academic librarians is a huge benefit in keeping up to date on relevant issues and innovations my peers are creating and using in their work. Scholarly Communications and Assessment draw from a many sources and ACRL has been one of these places I turn to for new ideas.

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

I lead assessment and scholarly communications awareness and policies, including promoting our campus's newly passed Open Access Policy and best practices in Research Data Management. I'm also a subject librarian in the physical sciences (Chemistry,
Mathematics, and Physics). A newer role I've been involved with is coordinating library publishing activities through our repository, the ORB (Open Repository at Binghamton).

In your own words

Librarianship can lead you in many directions in your career. With ACRL I have been able to grow and learn in my career to build new skills and fill leadership roles in the new roles I've acquired. One of these roles has been serving as a Presenter for the ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow: From Understanding to Engagement. In this role I've learned planning, speaking, creating compelling presentations, and also incorporating pedagogical tools for librarians and educators.

Credentials:MS, MILS

Title:Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications

Workplace:Binghamton University (SUNY)

Location:Binghamton, NY