Member of the Week: Eric Resnis

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Eric Resnis is both Assessment Coordinator in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and University Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Specialist in the Libraries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Eric is a new Assessment in Action (AiA) Facilitator and is your ACRL member of the week for April 13, 2015.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Resourceful, diligent, and pragmatic.

2. What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? I just finished reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. I am now reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth in preparation for a meeting of our Second Year Student Book Club.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Relevant, supportive, and engaging.

4. What do you value about ACRL? I not only enjoy the ability to collaborate with colleagues on work that is of value to academic librarians, I also greatly appreciate the opportunities for professional growth.

5. What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? Currently, I am working to further inform the campus community of our Library’s contributions to student learning, stakeholder engagement, and university strategic goals. As I currently have a dual appointment in the Libraries and in our Center for Teaching Excellence, I get the opportunity to not only view, but shape assessment from multiple perspectives within the University. My years of helping faculty to value information literacy have proved invaluable as I assist faculty in understanding and implementing full-cycle programmatic assessment.

6. In your own words: In my years as a librarian, change has been an ever constant force, and I have enjoyed evolving and adapting to new challenges and opportunities. My interests with librarianship and higher education have also changed over the years, and I appreciate that I have been able to explore and expand in different areas. Although I have been in the profession for over 10 years, every day continues to provide new and different opportunities, which is one of the primary reasons I decided on this career so long ago.

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