Describe yourself in three words

Domestic, honest, fastidious.

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

Anticipating John Le Carre’s posthumous novel "Silverview", I revisited his oeuvre: now I’m in the middle of reading "Our Kind of Traitor". I listen to the podcasts LeVar Burton Reads and All My Relations.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Find. Your. People.

What do you value about ACRL?

I treasure the relationships I’ve built through service on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. These incredible colleagues and mentors have become accomplices and friends. I expected great professional development and service opportunities with ACRL, but I didn’t expect to find my people—and I did.

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

My goal is to help our library users develop skills to support their confidence as researchers and lifelong learners. If they’re struggling with confidence or experiencing research-related stress, I’m available to listen, refer to additional support, and engage with them on the affective aspects of research and learning.

In your own words

I hope someday to work in a library that subverts—or serves to dismantle—the systems of oppression—including ableism, anthropocentrism, capitalism, patriarchy, racism, surveillance, and more—that we experience today. My work in my career is part of the work in my life towards collective liberation and stronger networks of care for all earthly beings.

Credentials:ey/em/eir

Title:Computer Science/Research & Instruction Librarian

Workplace:University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library

Location:Bothell, WA