Member of the Week: Sally Gibson

Sally GibsonSally Gibson is Head of Technical Services at the Illinois State University Milner Library in Normal, Illinois. Sally has been an ACRL member since 1997 and is your ACRL member of the week for August 12, 2013.

1. Describe yourself in three words:  Problem solver, consistent, self-motivated.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz, Great by Choice by Jim Collins, and Brick Lane by Monica Ali.

3. Describe ACRL in three words:  Community, advocate, engaging.

4. What do you value about ACRL? The opportunities for professional growth and networking.  Through ACRL I have met colleagues from across the country.  Many are facing similar challenges and all provide valuable insight.

5. What do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? I connect our constituents to the information and resources they need.

6. In your own words: Academic librarians are challenged with the logistics of delivering services and resources at the time of need.  How can we provide experiences which are unique to libraries so that our constituents continue to look to us for guidance and support.

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 for more information.