ACRL Member of the Week: Sabine Jean Dantus

Sabine Jean Dantus is Outreach and Reference Librarian in Florida International University Libraries at Miami, FL. Sabine has been a member of ACRL for 9 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for June 3, 2024.

Describe yourself in three words: Determined, compassionate, innovative.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? I’ve been trying to read one non-fiction and one fiction book weekly during the summer, so I’m currently reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari and Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong.

Describe ACRL in three words: Inclusive, progressive, empowering.

What do you value about ACRL? I value ACRL’s commitment to advancing academic librarians through professional development, advocacy, and collaboration.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? As an academic librarian, I help students succeed in their research and learning journeys. I’m here to help students develop confidence in their information literacy abilities and easily navigate library resources. Through reference sessions, workshops, and one-on-one consultations, I offer individualized assistance to individuals seeking library resources for their assignments and projects. Whether planning events, workshops, or book displays, my goal is to pique interest and raise awareness of what the library offers. Finally, my work supports campus teaching, learning, and research activities. I believe in the potential of collaboration and empathy in outreach to enhance the educational experience and positively impact our campus community.

In your own words: Life as an academic librarian is incredibly rewarding. It’s a role that allows me to continuously learn, collaborate with diverse individuals, and make meaningful contributions to scholarship and education. I enjoy the dynamic nature of the work and the opportunity to support the academic growth of our campus community.

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