Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Coordinator for Information Literacy Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. Lisa has been an ACRL member since 1994, is the 2009-2010 ACRL vice-president/ president-elect, and your ACRL member of the week.
1. Describe yourself in three words: Engaged, intense, committed.
2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your iPod)? Right now I’m in a phase of reading more magazines than books – I particularly enjoy Budget Travel, Chicago Magazine, dwell, and Food Network Magazine. No iPod for me but I enjoy what Pandora picks out for me based on what it has learned about my preferences – I’m impressed.
3. Describe ACRL in three words: Professional, community, members.
4. Why did you join ACRL? I was in library school and knew my career would be in academic libraries. That, and when I asked for advice from librarians working in academic libraries, they said to join ACRL!
5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? The opportunity to create connections and help people grow and develop into their potential and aspirations.
6. In your own words: I’ve had so many opportunities and experiences as an academic librarian, it is hard to think of something that encapsulates them all. It is just a great privilege and honor to work in higher education in this unique role.
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