Crossroads and spaces in-between have always fascinated me. For more than 20 years I’ve worked in libraries in higher education. The first decade I spent in librarian roles at the intersections of reference and electronic services, instruction and collections, research and computing. During this second decade I’ve found a home in merged library/technology roles in merged library/technology organizations.
Currently I direct the Research & Instructional Support (RIS) team at Mount Holyoke College, a research liberal arts college for women located in Western Massachusetts’ beautiful Pioneer Valley. In RIS, we are librarians, instructional designers, and instructional technologists, all rolled into one. We advance excellence in teaching, learning, and student and faculty research, drive instructional technology innovation, lead information literacy initiatives, and develop outstanding library collections. It’s a ridiculously fun job!
I like these spaces in-between. There’s magic here.