ACRL Member of the Week: Trent Brager

Trent Brager

Trent Brager is an education and social sciences librarian at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trent has been a member of ACRL for one year and is your ACRL member of the week for July 23, 2018.

Trent BragerDescribe yourself in three words: Collaborative, motivated, creative.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? I am reading Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement by Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey.

Describe ACRL in three words: Motivating, learning, community.

What do you value about ACRL? I value the ability to connect and work with leading librarians across the country on issues that I face in my own work.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? As the Education and Social Sciences Librarian, I collaborate with faculty to teach and develop information literacy instruction for a range of undergraduate to doctoral students. My aim is to make the library and information literacy concepts accessible for all students and to ensure that they have a positive, impactful user experience.

In your own words: Making research an engaging and relevant process can be difficult but the rewards are entirely worth the work.

Editor’s Note: Are you an ACRL member? Would you like to be featured as ACRL Member of the Week? Nominate a colleague? Contact Mary Jane Petrowski at for more information.