Member of the Week: Kimberley Bugg

Kimberley BuggKimberley Bugg is Assistant Head of Information and Research Services at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, GA.  Kimberley has been an ACRL member since 2009 and is your ACRL member of the week.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Engaging, Tenacious, Driven.

2. What are you reading right now? In between constantly reading Facebook updates, I am finding time to read Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic by Michael Eric Dyson.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Interactive, Worthwhile, Impactful.

4. Why did you join ACRL? I joined ACRL because I saw it as an opportunity to expand librarianship outside of the institution that I work with daily and contribute globally to the perpetuation of the profession.

5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? The most valuable part of being an academic librarian is engaging students. I recognize that I am encountering some of the most talented minds of the future.  In the moment, their research interests seem so insignificant but I realize that this person with this idea may spawn another idea that leads to the cure of cancer or something greater and as a result their work and their research process always seems that much more important to me.

6. In your own words: Being an academic librarian is exciting! It allows me to change careers constantly while completely giving in to my curious nature.  Today I maybe a lawyer, tomorrow a musician, next week an anthropologist, who knows? I love indulging in the various disciplines without committing to any single area.


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 mpetrowski@ala.org for more information.