Category: Spotlight

Deb Baker is Library Director at Manchester Community College (NH). She earned her BA in English and Spanish from Goucher College and MLIS from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She’s a student in University of Edinburgh’s online MSc program in …

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In the October issue of the Institute of Museum and Library Services’s monthly newsletter, Primary Source, you will find IRDL highlighted. You can also read the spotlight article on their website, at https://www.imls.gov/news-events/project-profiles/all-about-assessment-creating-research-driven-community-librarianship. It was fun to be interviewed for the …

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Smita Avasthi is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, a position she has held for 6 years. Previously, she worked at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Seattle Public Library, and the University of Washington Libraries. Before becoming …

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My passion for learning started as a little girl, I was a frequent patron in my school library, and always had that great sensation of climbing stairs up to the knowledge center. This was one of the most beautiful school …

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I serve as the Clinical Informationist for the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library. In this role I provide library resources to the UC Medical Center. I teach classes on library databases, citation management tools, and data collection software systems. …

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Melissa Bauer is the Online Learning Librarian at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio, where she works with faculty and students on supporting information literacy and online education. Her research project for IRDL explores the information seeking …

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Emily Namey is an applied anthropologist whose research career began in the corporate arena, with internships at Nike and Intel, before she focused on public health and medical anthropology while studying for her MA at Northern Arizona University. Her technical …

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Melissa Burel is the Catalog Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Her research interests include assessment, evidence-based decision making, innovative cataloging competencies, and the linked-data environment. Melissa has presented at the Southeastern Library Association Conference and the OLAC-MOUG Annual …

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We are pleased to welcome our newest Advisory Board member, Scott Walter. Scott is the University Librarian at DePaul University and an adjunct member of the faculty of DePaul’s School of Public Service and of the San Jose State University …

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Frans Albarillo is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College Library, and the subject specialist for Business, Sociology, and Linguistics. Frans holds and MLS in Library Science and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. …

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