Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished
Professor for Library and Information Studies
Appalachian State University
218 College Street, Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6725 • <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Born and lived: A Virginia gal who has lived all over the country.
early life: Astronomy, baseball, reading, music.
professional career and activities: Acquisitions, collection development, technical services, digital initiatives, international studies, scholarly communication, administration, leadership.
family: Husband and cats.
in my spare time: Just started making jewelry. It’s addictive.
favorite books: Watership Down.
pet peeves: “Different than.”
most memorable career achievement: 80 million dollar renovation.
goal I hope to achieve five years from now: Strengthening the ACRL initiative on the intersections of scholarly communications and information literacy.
how/where do I see the industry in five years: If by industry you mean libraries, I can see us deeply engaged in the creative side of research and learning. We have to be more attentive to living and learning in the digital world, in part, because we may no longer be able to separate our physical lives and our digital lives. Librarians can work with students and faculty to understand better how we create and use our knowledge and also be mindful of how to control a glut of information and technology. We need a whole lot of people working on this.