Describe yourself in three words

Creative, determined, collaborative.

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

I'm currently reading On Writing by Stephen King. Highly recommend!

Describe ACRL in three words:

Engaging, community, innovative.

What do you value about ACRL?

My favorite thing about ACRL is the communities of practice, especially as a librarian fairly new to the field. I've learned a lot by connecting with people through ACRL and through its many publications that I always look forward to. The people that make up this organization are passionate about the open exchange of ideas and information, advocacy, and collaboration, which is inspiring to me both professionally and personally.

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

As Collection Development Librarian, I support UAB's programs in the non-health sciences (we have another Collection Development Librarian for that!) by ensuring our collections meet and exceed their needs and continually evolve to anticipate their needs in the future. My goal is for our collections to support and reflect our UAB community in relevant, inclusive, and innovative ways.

In your own words

There is so much room for growth and innovation in academic librarianship and in ACRL. It is a difficult but also rewarding time to be a librarian, and it is a privilege to have such a strong community of practitioners to connect with!



Title:Collection Development Librarian

Job Function:I work closely with the liaison librarians to evaluate the current collections. I help prioritize purchase requests by systematically collecting input from liaisons and faculty, and use assessment tools to analyze return on investment.

Workplace:University of Alabama-Birmingham

Location:Birmingham, Alabama