We welcome our second cohort of Contributing Editors to the LibParlor team. Below you’ll see some familiar faces and some new ones too. We are so happy to have so many great folks joining us!
Featured Researcher Column
This column will highlight librarians doing research through a short interview.
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 spend another year with the LibParlor team and provide librarians support as they navigate the library research landscape (as she learns herself!).
Suzy Wilson is the Teaching & Learning Librarian at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. In this role, she manages the library instruction program for UMD first-year students and co-directs the Libraries’ Research & Teaching Fellowship, a three-semester paid professional development and teacher training program for UMD iSchool students. She also teaches as an adjunct instructor in the MLIS program in the iSchool. She holds an MLIS from UMD and a BA from James Madison University. Suzy is looking forward to another year of connecting with researchers in the field and working with the amazing LibParlor team. Find her on Twitter @suzaloo22.
Listen In Column
This column will highlight interesting research being conducted and published in Library and Information Science.
Symphony Bruce is a Resident Librarian at American University in Washington, DC, where she works closely with the Writing Studies Program to integrate information literacy instruction into composition courses for first year students. In her past life, she lived in St. Louis, MO and worked as a high school English teacher, which fostered 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.
Charlotte Brun is a Public Services Assistant at the King County Library System in Washington State. She is passionate about information access, critical information literacy in academic and public settings, feminism in the library and social justice. Currently transitioning into the public sector from academia, Charlotte is interested in exploring the dynamics that surround research in these different environments. As a returning editor if “Listen In”, she’s particularly looking forward to highlight scholarship that is accessible outside of paywalls.
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.
Lorin Jackson works as a Research and Instruction Resident Librarian at Swarthmore College, proud recipient of a 2019 Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Before becoming an academic librarian, Lorin worked with underserved youth in the non-profit and educational sector for a decade. During this time, she held positions as a teacher and Program Associate in after-school youth development programs in the Bay Area. Lorin graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Education. Later, she attended the California Institute of Integral Studies to receive her Master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion. For Library and Information Science, Lorin received her Master’s of Information from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. In her spare time, Lorin likes animation, photography, DJing, and crafting. Follow her @lorinland on Twitter. She uses she/her/they/them pronouns.
Matthew Weirick Johnson conducts data entry and coordinates text banking for Blueprint North Carolina, a partnership of non-profits in NC working to advance equity and social justice. They completed their MSLS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with graduate certificates in health communication and health disparities. Matt previously worked in Research & Education at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives and as coordinator of the Community Workshop Series at UNC, a partnership between the School of Information and Library Science and three local libraries providing digital literacy skills courses.
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