Featured Member: Samantha Thompson-Franklin

Samantha Thompson-Franklin is Acquisitions and Collections Development Librarian, Lewis-Clark State College Library, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID. She has been a member of CLS for approximately 10 years. 

Share your CLS experiences. Which committees have your served on? Have you ever attended a Friday Nite Feast? Tell us about CLS programs you’ve attended at ACRL or ALA.
I have served on the Membership and Communications and Professional Development Committees and I am a currently a member of the CLIPP Committee. I attended Friday Nite Feasts several years ago at the 2006 and 2008 Annual Conferences and enjoyed meeting various CLS library luminaries. My most memorable conference attendance was ACRL 2015 in Portland.

Favorite author(s)? Any recent books you enjoyed?
I am currently listening to “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore. It’s a true story about an amazing group of women in the 1920s who came together to right the wrong that was done to them. A wonderful example from history of strength, courage, and perseverance.

Most amazing library you have ever seen?
Seattle Public is my most favorite library. The architecture is stunning and different.

How do you keep current with LIS, technology, pedagogy, and other professionally-related topics? What are your favorite journals, listservs, Twitter handles, blogs, journals, and other sources?
I enjoy keeping up on COLLIB-L,  and reading American Libraries, and College & Research Libraries News.

Have you learned a new skill recently? If so, tell us more!
I am on a statewide leadership advisory committee and I have been learning a lot about what it means to be a leader. It’s been a very eye-opening experience.

Connect with Samantha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-thompson-franklin-a4964511/
Contact Samantha by email: sfranklin@lcsc.edu