Describe yourself in three words

Responsible, productive, logical.

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

For work: “How Colleges Change: Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change” by Adrianna Kezar. For fun: “Carpe Jugulum” from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Growth, professional, connections.

What do you value about ACRL?

I appreciate the in-depth professional development opportunities offered by ACRL. I’ve taken part in both Immersion and the Assessment in Action programs which not only provided me with content and experience that I could apply in my position, but also connected me with a wide number of great librarians across the U.S. whom I keep in contact with to this day.

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

I provide my campus a place to come for information. At the most basic level, that means the resources that are used to conduct research. However, the library also serves as a clearinghouse for information about the campus. The library is engaged in campus life which allows us to gather and share information about services, events, and campus expectations.

In your own words

I love working in an academic library because it is an institution dedicated to learning set within an organization dedicated to learning. I enjoy working with students across campus and hearing all of them get excited about their own fields. I want to help people think about something, no matter what their something entails.

Title:Reference Instruction Librarian

Workplace:Dakota State University

Location:Madison, SD