At the beginning of the year, LibParlor decided to embark on a new project: Contributing Editors. We wanted to create these positions as a way for people to get involved with writing content on a regular basis. When we launched this idea, we honestly weren’t sure what the response would be. We were surprised and honored that so many people wanted to get involved with LibParlor. After emails and invitations to Google Drive folders, we are proud to formally announce our new Contributing Editors. These awesome folks have joined the LibParlor team for the upcoming year; we are so excited! Be on the lookout for their columns, coming soon!
Featured Researcher Column
This column will highlight librarians doing research through a short interview.
Nimisha Bhat handles the fun combination of cataloging and instruction at Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohioan by way of South Dakota, she specializes in art librarianship through a critlib lens. She is absolutely jazzed to join the LibParlor team and hopes to engage featured researchers in interesting and creative conversation.
Suzy Wilson is finishing up her MLIS at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, focusing her coursework in academic libraries and digital curation. She works as both as the MLIS Program Graduate Assistant in the iSchool and as a Research and Teaching Fellow in UMD Libraries. As a Fellow, she provides reference assistance for a diverse campus community and teaches information literacy sessions for first year students. She is so excited to connect with other librarians, explore research interests across the profession, and to work with the team at LibParlor. Find her on Twitter @suzaloo22.
Listen In Column
This column will highlight interesting research being conducted and published in Library and Information Science.
Charlotte Brun is a Social Sciences Librarian at The Claremont Colleges Library, in Claremont, CA. She is passionate about information access, critical information literacy, feminism in the library, and social justice. As an early career librarian, Charlotte has found it challenging to create opportunities for research in a non-tenure track position. As an editor of “Listen in”, she is excited to create conversations around LIS scholarship, and empower others (and herself!) to get started with research. She hopes joining LibParlor will be an opportunity to highlight a variety of different voices.
- Find me on twitter – @cha_cjb
- Shoot me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Symphony Bruce is a Research Services Librarian at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. For the past six years, she has worked as a high school English teacher where she grew a love of research instruction. Her areas of interest are information literacy instruction, student success, open access, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a recent MLIS graduate, Symphony understands how hard it is to start a new career and practice being a new researcher, which is why she is so excited to join The Librarian Parlor. She hopes to bring interesting perspectives to readers and engage new librarians in the profession.
Get in touch!
- @curlsinthelib – Twitter
- @curlsinthelibrary – Instagram
- symphonybruce.com – Personal Website
Book Review Column
This column will identify, showcase, and review books in LIS research or books relevant to research and publishing. These reviews maybe specifically related to libraries or come from outside the field.
Grace Haynes is the Music Librarian at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Prior to her appointment at MSU, Grace worked in outreach for the University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Northern Colorado. Grace’s professional interests include information literacy for performing arts students and the professional development of early career librarians. In her spare time, Grace loves coffee, baseball, and exploring Michigan.
Teresa Schultz is the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno. She’s also served as the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at UNR. She received her MLS from Indiana University Indianapolis. Her research interests include open access, copyright, and data literacies. She’s also a stereotypical librarian in that she loves to read books on her personal time.
Lindsey Taggart is the Assessment and Collection Development Librarian at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She previously worked as the Public Services Librarian at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.
Our new Resource Curators will work on developing a dynamic new section of the LibParlor website with resources and support for those interested in getting started with research.
Amanda Larson is the Open Education Librarian at the Penn State University. She brings to the table expertise in copyright, creative commons licensing, finding and curating open educational resources. Amanda is really excited to join the LibParlor team and contribute to the community of early career professionals trying to figure out research by sharing the resources she has been collecting for herself rather than hoarding them like a dragon! Find Amanda on Twitter @maeverawr.
Paige Sundstrom is the Economics & Business Librarian at UC Santa Barbara. Please talk to Paige about instructional design, business research, and being a new librarian. She is stoked to join the LibParlor team and provide librarians support as they navigate the library research landscape (as she learns herself!).
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