Member of the Week: Anne Beaubien

Anne BeaubienAnne Beaubien is Director of MLibrary Document Delivery and Grants Officer at the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor. Anne has been an ACRL member since 1973 and is your ACRL member of the week for December 9, 2013.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Service-oriented, entrepreneur, self-motivated.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your mobile device)? The First Ladies of the United States of America by Allida Black (published by the White House Historical Association).

3. Describe ACRL in three words:  Quality, professional, relevant.

4. What do you value about ACRL? To network and learn from other instruction librarians.  I’m proud to have helped create the Instruction Section and have stayed because ACRL offers so much that is relevant for academic librarians. ACRL changes with the times.

5. What do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to the profession?  Provide convenient and efficient access to information worldwide through document delivery, interlibrary loan, and UBorrow.  I put the user at the center and help connect them to the information they need in a convenient way.

6. In your own words: ACRL offers opportunities for networking and information exchange whether librarians are brand new or more seasoned.  Participation in ACRL committees gave me my first leadership experiences and a network of colleagues across the country with whom I talk through challenging issues. Both have helped me grow professionally and become a better librarian. And ACRL has also given me some lifelong friends.

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.