We welcome our two new Contributing Editors to the LibParlor team. We are so happy to have Vivian and Jordan join us!
Featured Researcher Column
This column will highlight librarians doing research through a short interview.
Vivian Bynoe, MLIS, is an Assistant Professor and Interim Department Head of Reference and Instruction at Lane Library, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus. She serves as the liaison to the College of Education and Social Sciences at her campus. Her interests include working to increase critical information literacy skills in students, motivating and educating adult learners, assisting underserved communities in gaining access to information, and promoting diversity initiatives in the library workplace. She started her library career in the children’s department of the public library and continues to work with youth and adults in the academic library and in the community.
Listen In Column
This column will highlight interesting research being conducted and published in Library and Information Science.
Jordan Wrigley is a soon-to-be academic librarian passionate about critical librarianship, research ethics and methods, library pedagogy, and STEM. She will graduate with an MSLS from UNC – Chapel Hill in May 2020 and holds a previous master’s in environmental studies focused on bioregional planning and GIS from Western Washington University as well as an undergraduate degree in international studies. During her first master’s, Jordan developed a deep connection with academic libraries and their role in collaborative creation equitable and accessible learning environments and communities through innovative and experiential instruction. When not creating or collaborating in libraries, she’s out in the mountains hiking, climbing, skiing, and other activities her spouse, Scott (a high school teacher), and pooch Chai (a lifelong educator in the simple pleasures). Jordan looks forward to engaging with the LibParlor community on research, pedagogy, and the role of libraries and librarians in a changing world!
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