ACRL Member of the Week: Linda Miles

Linda Miles is the head of reference at Hostos Community College in New York, NY. Linda has been a member of ACRL for 13 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for September26, 2022.

Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, diligent, smart.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? I listen to Spanish language podcasts to improve my intermediate Spanish.

Describe ACRL in three words: Big, comprehensive, ambitious.

What do you value about ACRL? The thing I value most about ACRL is the amazing community of colleagues I’ve developed through my regional chapter and at the section level (CJCLS).

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? With colleagues, cultivation of best practices for library outreach, reference, and instruction to support our community college students.

In your own words: This stuff is challenging. We get knocked down, but we get back up again–as the song says. We don’t do this work for the money, it’s for the students, our colleagues near and far, and the love of the work.

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