ACRL Member of the Week: Aimee Jenkins

Aimee is a Lead Librarian for Bibliometrics & Liaison Librarian at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. Aimee has been a member of ACRL, ANSS and STS for 6 years, EBSS, IS and ULS for 4 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for August 21, 2023.

Describe yourself in three words: Curious, flexible, determined.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.

Describe ACRL in three words: Professional, supportive, educational.

What do you value about ACRL? I value the opportunities to learn from, interact with and serve beside colleagues from other institutions.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? I contribute to the learning environment on campus by providing information literacy instruction, collaborating on evidence synthesis projects and offering research support. I also provide guidance to the Pitt research community on accessing, using and interpreting bibliometric and altimetric data and indicators.

In your own words: I see academic libraries as spaces that foster a culture of inquiry and lifelong learning. They are environments where curiosity is celebrated, innovative ideas are embraced, and interdisciplinary connections are encouraged. Working at the University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Library fuels my appetite for knowledge as well as my passion for sharing this knowledge with others.

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