Featured Member: Kelly Ansley

Kelly Ansley 1 [1]Kelly Ansley is Instruction Coordinator, Research and Instruction Librarian, L.V. Johnson Library, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA. She has been a member of CLS for 4 years.

What are you reading or listening to today?
Today I am reading “The Art of Happiness.”

What’s the best part of your work day?
The best part of my work day is instructing students on how to use the library resources.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
I am most excited about the collaboration that is occuring between the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus and the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus. The librarians from both campuses are really pulling together and becoming one Library System.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
The listserv is an excellent and valuable resource for professional development and collaboration among librarians across the country. I also enjoy the CLS blog and Facebook page.

Contact Kelly at kansley1@kennesaw.edu

Featured Member: Kimberly Bailey

Kim 2013 NovemberKimberly Bailey is Reference/Instruction Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus, Bradford, PA. She has been a member of CLS for 7 years.

What are you reading or listening to today?
Deep Down Dark: The untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Héctor Tobar and Dog Sense: How the new science of dog behavior can make you a better friend to your pet by J. Bradshaw.

What’s the best part of your work day?
That moment when I know I have made a difference in someone’s life.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
Creating information literacy plans in the natural sciences area.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
I love the sharing of ideas on the listserv.  I can read it at my convenience and email people with questions.

Contact Kimberly at hanold@pitt.edu
Twitter:  @hanold
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyhanold

Featured Member: Michelle McLaughlin

MichelleMcLaughlinforCLSMichelle McLaughlin is Librarian at North Central Texas College in Corinth, TX. She has been a member of CLS for six years.

What are you reading or listening to today?
I am currently reading “A Night on the Moor & Other Tales of Dread” by R. Murray Gilchrist. Robert Murray Gilchrist was a brilliant gothic decadent author who was sorely overlooked in his day, and sadly continues to be. I’m also reading “Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction” by Lynda Mugglestone and other books on corpus linguistics in preparation for a forthcoming concordance. As for music, I’ve been reliving my youth with Marilyn Manson and Burzum lately.

What’s the best part of your work day?
The best part of my work day is when I have the opportunity to work with a struggling student and demystify the research process for them. Watching these students grow, become more confident, and take pride in their work is such a joy. They become life-long library users, at our institution and others. It truly is the best part of my day when I am able to help our students blossom as scholars.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
I’m am extremely excited to host our first ever ALA International Games Day @ Your Library on November 21st. I am a passionate gamer, and I’ve been taking every opportunity I can to promote our event. I hope that it is well attended!

How has your membership in CLS helped you?:
I find the listserv to be the most beneficial aspect of CLS. Being at a small community college library, I don’t have many opportunities to attend conferences or to participate in professional development that requires a registration fee. The listserv is a wonderful resource.

Contact Michelle at mmclaughlin@nctc.edu

Featured Member: Jessica Kiebler

jessicaJessica Kiebler is Reference/Instruction Librarian at Berkeley College, New York, NY. She has been a member of CLS for one year.

What are you reading or listening to today?
“In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan

What’s the best part of your work day?
Being creative in order to find ways to serve our students.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
The many possibilities for collaboration and exploration in my library as well as with other libraries. There is so much creative energy from librarians to improve services, instruction and outreach and it’s inspiring to be a part of it!

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
As a newer academic librarian, it’s been great to have the CLS resources as a way to stay current on what fellow academic librarians are doing in the field.

Contact Jessica at jessica-kiebler@berkeleycollege.edu or via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicakiebler

Featured Member: Cristy Moran

cristy_moran_Cristy Moran is Faculty Librarian at Broward College, North Campus Library, Coconut Creek, FL. She is a new member of CLS!

What are you reading or listening to today?
Listening to Star Talk podcast

What’s the best part of your work day?
When I get to deliver library instruction to a full class.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)? 
The start of my first Fall semester at Broward College.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
The emails that go back and forth between my colleagues provide insight into the field at large – what our interests are, what best practices I can employ, what trends I should keep an eye out for, etc. It’s important for me to feel like there’s a community I can look to and be a part of.

Contact Cristy by email at cmoran@broward.edu and learn more about her via her LibGuide at http://libguides.broward.edu/prf.php?account_id=60398