Member of the Week: Rhonda Evans

Rhonda EvansRhonda Evans is an MLIS candidate at the Pratt Institute in Bronx, New York. Rhonda has been an ACRL member since 2012 and is your ACRL member of the week for November 4, 2013.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, curious, funny.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? I am currently re-reading Crime and Punishment, I believe this is the third time.  It’s my favorite book!

3. Describe ACRL in three words:  Diverse, unifying, informative.

4. What do you value about ACRL? I value the constant effort to build a strong community within the academic librarian profession, providing a space for conversation, mentoring, and assistance in order to enhance the profession.

5. What do you, as an MLIS student, contribute to the profession?  I am currently earning my MLIS at Pratt Institute. As an up and coming librarian I have taken a strong interest in new information technologies, such as the new technologies that assist in the organization of big data.  I hope that this knowledge will be of assistance at any library I work in as our profession moves quickly into the digital age.

6. In your own words: Although I am still a student, I am currently a Graduate Assistant at the Pratt Manhattan Library and during law school I worked in the law library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Working in a learning or research institution is a perfect place for me because I believe it provides an opportunity to continually learn and assist others who have a strong desire to gain knowledge.  I enjoy working with students who are researching interesting issues, developing interesting studies, or are just curious.  In my quest to constantly increase my own education working in an academic library is an amazing place to be.


Editor’s Note: Are you an ACRL member? Would you like to be featured as ACRL Member of the Week? Nominate a colleague? Contact Mary Jane Petrowski at mpetrowski@ala.org for more information.