Featured Member: Nancy Weiner

NweinerNancy Weiner is Assistant Director, Access & Information Services at Cheng Library, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ. Nancy has been a member of CLS for 11 years.

What are you reading or listening to today?
E-Street Radio on Sirius XM . I’m a total Springsteen fanatic and that is the only station I listen to! I  just finished reading Stephen King’s Revival.

What’s the best part of your work day?
Being around students in the library. Midday and evening are my favorite times since that is when we are the busiest.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
As the current President as the ACRL-NJ Chapter, I am looking forward to our academic librarian’s conference in January  and the New Jersey Library Association Conference in April.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
One of the first ACRL committees I served on was the CLS Clip Notes Committee which provided me with the opportunity to meet a number of great librarians at conferences. While I know there are usually more volunteers than slots on CLS Committees,  I would definitely encourage all CLS members to apply!

Contact Nancy at weinern@wpunj.edu

Featured member: Alison Scott Ricker

asr2009smallAlison Scott Ricker is Science Librarian at Oberlin College Science Center Library, Oberlin, OH. She has been a CLS member for 30 years!

What are you reading or listening to today?
The Last Beach by Orrin Pilkey

What’s the best part of your work day?
Any time I’m asked a question that requires some thought and sleuthing through scholarly sources, learning something new along the way.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
The ongoing transformation of scholarly communication, with new possibilities for open access research results that are thoroughly reviewed and made accessible to all.
How has your membership in CLS helped you?
In my earliest days as a college librarian, it was an effective way to meet peers, learn from others, and find meaningful ways to be involved in our professional association.

Contact Alison at aricker@oberlin.edu
See also: http://oberlinsciencelibrary.blogspot.com/

Featured member: Joyce V. Garczynski

Garczynski_Joyce 0003Joyce V. Garczynski is Communications and Development Librarian at Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD. She has been a CLS member for seven years.

What are you reading or listening to today?    
Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women in Harvard Business Review

What’s the best part of your work day?  
I love being able to help a wide range of people, from a student struggling with SPSS to another academic librarian parent who is also trying to manag1185511_712833105398809_1937476367_ne work/life balance.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?    
Professionally I am most excited about a supportive Facebook group that I started for academic librarian parents. Personally I am most excited about reading to my two-year-old twin girls and watching them learn language.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
My membership in CLS has helped me connect with other librarians and keep up with what’s happening in the profession.

Contact Joyce at JGarczynski@towson.edu

Featured Member: Alexandra Hauser

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Alexandra Hauser is Instruction Librarian at Pilgrim Library, Defiance College, Defiance, OH.

What are you reading or listening to today?

I’m reading and doing research on embedded librarian programs to go along with the embedded librarian program we are implementing in one of the new core curriculum classes here at Defiance College.
What is the best part of your work day?
I really enjoy working with students, both helping them complete assignments but also learn new skills to use for coursework and hopefully the rest of their lives.
What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
I am very much looking forward to a new library outreach project I’m beginning this fall where I will provide reference and citation help one night a week in campus housing #reslifebrarian
How has your membership in CLS helped you?
I have gained valuable insights from reading discussions on the CLS listserv. I’m still learning as a librarian and seeing problems and issues others are having and how they are solving them is very beneficial.
E-mail me at: ahauser@defiance.edu
Follow me on Twitter: @alnhauser

Featured Member: Michael J. Miller

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Michael J. Miller is Chief Librarian, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY. He currently serves as a co-convener for CLS’s Medium-Sized Academic Libraries Discussion Group and was past secretary of CLS.

What are you reading or listening to today?
Anne Rice – The Wolves of Midwinter

What’s the best part of your work day?
In the early morning; productivity is best before opening hours!

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
The “great conjunction,” happening in my life right now is my appointment as Chief Librarian at Bronx Community College – CUNY (April 1, 2014). Being able to pursue leadership in my profession is both challenging and exciting and I’m excited about the positive change our group is bringing to BCC Library and to the diverse student body here on campus.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
CLS, ACRL & ALA participation always translate into “learning,” for me. I know I have peers who can help no matter what my questions are! I enjoyed seeing and meeting more folks at the Medium-sized Academic Libraries Discussion Group meeting in Las Vegas!

Contact Michael at Michael.Miller@bcc.cuny.edu
Learn more about Michael’s Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad, Summer 2011: Lessons from the Maghreb: Exploring a Diverse Morocco & Tunisia 

Featured Member: Susan Erickson

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Susan Erickson
 is Director of Hofheimer Library, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA.

What are you reading or listening to today?
I am just finishing Book of Ages: the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore and I am also reading Ken Bain’s What the Best College Students Do.

What’s the best part of your work day?
The best part of my work day is when I see a staff member accomplish a goal or learn something new. I enjoy helping people develop their potential.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
I am excited about participating in the next cohort of ACRL’s Assessment in Action program. Beyond the library, I am enjoying spending time in my garden now that spring is finally here!

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
I have been involved in ALA for over a decade, but I am relatively new to CLS. This past year I participated in the College Library Director Mentoring Program and I have recently been connected with a colleague through the new “Your Research Coach” program. The collib-l listserv is a resource I use on a daily basis, both learning from the advice of others and sharing my own experiences in response to colleagues’ questions. CLS provides great opportunities to connect with colleagues, to learn together, and to build relationships to support what we do day to day and into the future as we grow professionally.

Contact Susan at serickson@vwc.edu

Featured Member: Caroline Reed

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Caroline Reed
is Director of Research, Instruction and Outreach Services, Jane Bancroft Cook Library, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL. 

What are you reading or listening to today?
I am reviewing an article 
written by two colleagues.

What’s the best part of your work day?
When I get to meet with students 
and they have that Aha Moment.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or
otherwise)?
We have just opened a Collaborative Area in our library and 
students are using it. So great to see them working together.

How has your membership in CLS helped you?
I love the discussions that go 
on via the listserv. Really nice to see what others are thinking about. I’ve learned from these discussions.

Contact Caroline by email at creed@ncf.edu