Member of the Week: Keith Gresham

Keith GreshamKeith Gresham is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Princeton University Library in Princeton, NJ.  Keith has been an ACRL member since 1993 and is your ACRL member of the week.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Je suis moi.

2. What are you reading right now (or listening to on your iPod)? I’m finally making time for Junot Diaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which has been sitting unopened on the nightstand for far too long now. As for my iPod, I’ve returned once again to the late Kirsty MacColl‘s final album, “Tropical Brainstorm.” Brilliantly witty lyrics, honest emotion, and terrific Latin rhythms. I never get tired of it.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Money well spent.

4. Why did you join ACRL? To meet with and learn from others who shared my interest in the evolving role of librarians in undergraduate education.

5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? The deep commitment within the profession to prepare others for a life of honest reflection and informed decision-making.

6. In your own words: Academic libraries succeed when they lead students, faculty, and other researchers toward new avenues of intellectual inquiry and exploration. A library service environment that embraces innovation, experimentation, and ongoing assessment while promoting teaching, learning, and research are key ingredients to that success.

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