Member of the Week: Jamie N. Smith

Jamie N. SmithJamie N. Smith is Metadata and Catalog Librarian in the Gallaudet University Deaf Collections and Archives in Washington, DC. Jamie has been an ACRL member since 2013, is a 2015 ALA Emerging Leader, and your ACRL member of the week for March 30, 2015.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, hardworking, and collaborative.

2. What are you currently reading (or listening to on your mobile device)? I am reading Finding Zoe by Brandi Rarus. It is a true story about a Deaf woman and her journey in adopting a Deaf baby girl named Zoe.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Resourceful. Innovative. Progressive.

4. What do you value about ACRL? I definitely value the opportunities to connect with other professionals. 

5. What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? I work as the Metadata and Catalog Librarian at Gallaudet University, which proudly serves Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing students in Washington, DC. I create and manage metadata, catalog deaf-related materials, manage and develop the collections, assist with scanning and digitizing our growing digital collections, and provide reference in the Archives.

6. In your own words: Being an academic librarian at Gallaudet University is rewarding. Aside from the work on campus, I also get to travel to different colleges and universities in the Washington, DC-area consortium. I work with other librarians in several committees including metadata, digital practices, preservation, and special collections and archives.

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