Describe yourself in three words

Organized, driven, mom.

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

I just finished "A Princess in Theory: Reluctrant Royals Series" by Alyssa Cole.

Describe ACRL in three words:

Supportive, engaging, research.

What do you value about ACRL?

I value the diversity and amount of research published and presented by academic librarians through ACRL. I also appreciate the many professional development opportunities offered, such as webinars and conferences. I feel like I have been able to truly connect to and learn from a diverse group of academic librarians across the nation, particularly through the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS).

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

As the Online Learning Librarian, I am always looking for ways to engage students and researchers virtually, through programming, research competitions, asynchronous and synchronous information literacy instruction, webinars, and consultations.

In your own words

I have had a variety of different jobs throughout my career in academics, but working with online and distance students is where I truly found my place as a librarian because it combines many things I love: creating and managing online learning objects, helping students and faculty, and working with many different types of librarians and higher education faculty, staff, and administrators. I am also a mom to two daughters, and having them now see my work as a librarian during COVID 19 has brought joy and challenges that I will always remember.

Credentials:MLIS, she/her/hers

Title:Online Learning Librarian

Workplace:University of North Carolina Greensboro

Location:Greensboro, North Carolina