Describe yourself in three words

Optimistic, diligent, smart.

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

I listen to Spanish language podcasts to improve my intermediate Spanish.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Big, comprehensive, ambitious.

What do you value about ACRL?

The thing I value most about ACRL is the amazing community of colleagues I've developed through my regional chapter and at the section level (CJCLS).

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

With colleagues, cultivation of best practices for library outreach, reference, and instruction to support our community college students.

In your own words

This stuff is challenging. We get knocked down, but we get back up again--as the song says. We don't do this work for the money, it's for the students, our colleagues near and far, and the love of the work.

Credentials:MLS, MA, PhD

Title:Assistant Professor, Head of Reference

Workplace:Hostos Community College -- City University of New York

Location:New York, NY