Lynn Olson Deeken

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Describe yourself in three words

Collaborative, positive, engaged.

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

I am currently ready "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi and" Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community" by Harriette Shelton Dover. And the MANY graphic novels my 7-year-old finds….

Describe ACRL in three words:

Advocacy, evolving, connective.

What do you value about ACRL?

How quickly it helps me find others in the profession wrestling with similar challenges and the opportunities it creates for us to learn from each other.

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

As a librarian I view part of my role as listening for ways the library can be engaged in campus problem-solving, proactively joining the conversations, providing leadership, and encouraging collaborations that will directly benefit student experience. It is a joy to connect students and faculty with an array of resources and services that enhance their work.

In your own words

I’ve always loved the ebb and flow of the academic year, the core tenets of librarianship we practice, and the opportunities to innovate and collaborate. In librarianship there are always new things to learn and people (like the students we serve) to learn from. Even after twenty years I’ve never gotten bored...


Title:Director of Public Services and Coordinator of the Learning Commons Partnership

Workplace:Seattle University

Location:Seattle, WA