1. Describe yourself in three words: Ancient language enthusiast.
2. What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? I recently finished listening to a Great Courses lecture series on utopian and dystopian novels on my mobile device and I’m almost finished with Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey.
3. Describe ACRL in three words: Collaborative open forum.
4. What do you value about ACRL? I most value the collaborative environment of ACRL and the commitment to advocacy for all aspects of academic librarianship. I think it is especially important to have a place where the issues facing academic librarians can be discussed and resolutions for problems can be found.
5. What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? As a cataloger I am responsible for one of the most fundamental missions of the library–discovery. As a newly hired library specialist, I aim to ensure all resources are fully described and therefore accessible to all students.
6. In your own words: I have just started my post-MLS library career and I am excited to be able to contribute to description. During my PhD research I only discovered how important proper description was when I came across pertinent items randomly in the catalog that were not found during a search. Research can be trying in and of itself, and poor description should not make it more so.
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