Describe yourself in three words

Compassionate, student-centered, giving.

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

I am reading Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey, by Russell Rowland. I also love my Jazz Standards playlist on my iPhone!

Describe ACRL in three words:

Forward-thinking, collaborative, responsive.

What do you value about ACRL?

ACRL is a thriving professional organization that serves as a critically important resource for academic librarians to fulfill our networking, advocacy, and professional development needs.

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

As Research Services Librarian, I regularly provide tailored, course-integrated instruction, both face-to-face and via web conferencing, in collaboration with faculty in the disciplines I work most closely with: Composition, Education, Health & Human Development, Nursing, and Psychology. I also provide research consultations to students and faculty, individually or in small groups, both face-to-face or via web conferencing. I also provide point-of-need research assistance through our chat and email service, serving students and faculty at their point of need wherever they're located.

In your own words

I feel like I won the lottery, having landed in this wonderful career as an academic librarian at a land grant institution. In my 24 years as a librarian, I've had so many valuable opportunities to collaborate and learn from my library colleagues, as well as other faculty across campus, while contributing to our mission of teaching, research, and service/outreach. My MSU colleagues continually inspire me and motivate me to do my best for our campus community. Additionally, as Montana is a small state, population-wise, we have a close "family" of libraries of all types in Montana; we all help each other do our jobs better and to better serve Montanans.

Credentials:MLS, MEd

Title:Research Services Librarian

Workplace:Montana State University

Location:Bozeman, MT