Member of the Week: Jiaxin Low

Jiaxin LowJiaxin Low is Research Librarian for Accounting and Finance at the Singapore Management University Li Ka Shing Library in Singapore. Jiaxin has been an ACRL member since 2013 and is your ACRL member of the week for September 3, 2013.

1. Describe yourself in three words:  Inquisitive, creative, unpredictable — unless “I love rock-n-roll” counts as three words? (Editor’s note: It does in our book.)

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? I’m in the middle of a few books at any one time; currently these include College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know and Studying Singapore’s Past: C.M. Turnbull and the History of Modern Singapore. I scan the news on my tablet when I’m commuting — I don’t read ebooks on it because I’m more of a print person.

3. Describe ACRL in three words:  Inspiring, essential, active.

4. What do you value about ACRL? The sense of community and the abundant opportunities for professional development in diverse areas. I also appreciate the chances to interact with and learn from counterparts in other countries.

5. What do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? I support the accounting and finance disciplines as the research librarian and see my role as a facilitator of research and learning. I bring (I hope!) youthful energy to our team and offer a fresh perspective.

6. In your own words: I love being a librarian, and as a newbie I’m still discovering things to love about librarianship every day. I’m fortunate to be able to work with dedicated and experienced colleagues who generously pass me tricks of the trade. Research and teaching are things I enjoy so I’m also lucky to start on a career path that suits my temperament and interests. And at conferences we party hard!

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.