1. Describe yourself in three words: Approachable, leadership, resourceful.
3. Describe ACRL in three words: Community, opportunity, scholarship.
4. What do you value about ACRL? ACRL affords me opportunities to participate in ACRL’s committees, to contribute to ACRL’s programs, to work with colleagues from around the globe, and to develop leadership skills. Over the years, I have met and worked with some of the brightest and most dedicated colleagues through ACRL.
5. What do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? I teach students not only how to effectively locate the materials they need, but also how to critically evaluate and use the sources they find. I also educate faculty, staff, and students about the huge number of resources and research tools available to different types of users (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, faculty) at our university.
6. In your own words: As a University Administrative Fellow, I have been working with the Executive Vice President and the Provost of the University during the 2015-16 academic year. I am also a CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) Academic Leadership Program Fellow. My ACRL activities played a significant role in helping me attain as well as prepare for these highly competitive fellowships.
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