Kim Copenhaver is an Assistant Professor of Reference, Instruction and Access Services and serves as the Behavioral Sciences Liaison at the Peter H. Armacost Library of Eckerd College. Kim has been an active member of CLS for 5 years.
What are you reading or listening to today? Currently, I am reading Daniel H. Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Drive was selected as the 2014 One Book, One State title by the Florida Library Association.
What’s the best part of your work day? I most enjoy the collaboration and variety of responsibilities that are inherent in the daily charge of serving as a librarian in a college library. I am also fortunate to be a part of a team of creative, passionate and professional library faculty that truly make it a joy to come to work each and every day.
What are you most excited about right now (library related or otherwise)? I am most excited about developing library sponsored service learning opportunities for students at Eckerd College and integrating a training program based on micro-credentialing (badging) for Eckerd’s library workscholars.
How has your membership in CLS helped you? My tenure with CLS began with an informal request to sit in on a virtual meeting of the CLS Membership Committee, which at the time was chaired by current CLS Chair, Sally Gibson. The committee members were so welcoming and appreciative of new member participation that I eagerly applied to serve on the committee the following year. Committee participation via CLS has been an extremely positive experience enhancing professional relationships, developing leadership skills and providing a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the section. I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of the College Library Section and grateful for the opportunity to serve with talented CLS members from academic institutions across the U.S.