Member of the Week: Camila Alire

Camila AlireDr. Camila A. Alire is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. Camila is the current ALA President-Elect, has been an ACRL member since 1985, and is your ACRL member of the week.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Risk-taker, change agent, energetic.

2. What are you currently reading? Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Detective and Tom Rath’s Strengths Finder 2.0.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Forward-thinking, member-driven, responsive.

4. Why did you join ACRL? I was recruited by a colleague with whom I attended library school. She got me involved in CJCLS. Love it!

5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? Academic librarianship is for those who are constantly intellectually curious and who can apply that curiosity to efforts that help increase the knowledge base of the institution for research, teaching, and learning

6. In your own words:Because I feel so passionate about academic libraries, there are three things I want to leave folks with: strategic planning leads to successful marketing and library advocacy; and all three are important components to success for academic libraries.


Editor’s Note: Are you an ACRL member? Would you like to be featured as ACRL Member of the Week? Contact David Free at dfree{at}ala{dot}org for more information.