Describe yourself in three words

Thinker, listener, biker.

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

As a big fan of NPR, I’m currently reading The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening by Ari Shapiro.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Academic, librarians, community.

What do you value about ACRL?

I value ACRL as a community where I can connect with like-minded colleagues, engage in professional development opportunities such as webinars, and give back to the community by serving on committees such as the Instructional Technologies Committee I’m currently on.

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

In my role, I develop a user-centered framework for library instructional technology, provide library liaison service to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its statewide extension offices, deliver reference services to library and community patrons, and serve as the lead librarian for the audiovisual production suite in the library.

In your own words

I like to think that I stumbled upon librarianship by accident because when I went to library school, I did not have a clear goal of what I wanted to do with my life. Like many others in this profession, I find being a librarian an immensely rewarding experience. I enjoy being part of an academic community where I interact with students, staff, and faculty and learn about what they are learning, teaching, researching, and supporting.

Title:Instructional Technology Librarian

Workplace:University of Idaho

Location:Moscow, ID