Anne Marie Casey is Director of the Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Anne Marie has been an ACRL member since 1993, is a doctoral candidate in the Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program at Simmons College, and is your ACRL member of the week.
1. Describe yourself in three words: Creative, Funny, Persistent
2. What are you reading right now? For my dissertation, I am reading articles on formulating strategy and, for fun, I just started Conspirator by C. J. Cherryh.
3. Describe ACRL in three words: Mentoring, Advocating, Networking.
4. Why did you join ACRL? Initially I wanted to learn more about academic librarianship and network with others doing the same sort of work I did. As time went on, my interest in giving back to the profession and sharing some of my experiences with newer librarians as well as continuing to learn, has kept me coming back.
5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? It has given me the opportunity to open up new avenues to information to students just when they need it, and hopefully to encourage them to continue seeking ways to learn. It has also helped me to stay young in spirit. Living in a world dominate by young adults sometimes makes me feel like I am still in my early twenties.
6. In your own words: I have spent a big part of my career working with distance learning students and have enjoyed participating in the reengineering of traditional library services to make them more accessible. I also loved the ten years on the road, traveling to give library instruction classes to students all over North America.
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