Lisa Kallman Hopkins

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Describe yourself in three words

Kind, committed, curious.

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

I just finished "The Hero of This Book: A Novel" by Elizabeth McCracken and "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" by Sy Montgomery, and I'm currently halfway through "Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally" by Emily Ladau.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Provides connection & opportunity.

What do you value about ACRL?

I am grateful that ACRL provides opportunities for publishing, expanding my career, connecting with others, and sharing ideas. I appreciate the platform for collaboration and discourse.

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

I serve on committees that make a significant impact to the campus, such as the Academic Master Planning Taskforce, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Institutional Assessment, the DEI committee, and QEP taskforce. I serve as a catalog editor and editor on the Strategic Plans. I also serve as the copyright specialist for the university.

In your own words

As an academic librarian at this particularly unique university, we serve students who are hungry to learn, hungry to have a better life for themselves and their families. Our students are nontraditional, often military-affiliated, and often coming back as older students. I wake up eager to make a difference each day, working with students who seek out and appreciate assistance. Whether I'm cataloging, fixing broken links, or working one-on-one with students, I am aware of my impact on their education. It is inspiring and empowering, and I love it.

Credentials:MLS

Title:Head of Technical Services, Assistant Dean of the University Library & Archives

Workplace:Texas A&M University-Central Texas, University Library & Archives

Location:Killeen, TX