Member of the Week: Peter Hernon

Peter HernonPeter Hernon is Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston. Peter has been an ACRL member since 1985, was named 2008 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year, and is your ACRL Member of the week.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Creative, learner, scholar.

2. What are you currently reading? I’m reading Richard A. Clarke’s 2008 book Your Government Failed You.

3. Describe ACRL in three words: Community, future oriented.

4. Why did you join ACRL? To monitor what is occurring in the profession and see areas where my scholarship and research might have an impact.

5. What do you value about academic or research librarianship? The friends that I have made over the years.

6. In your own words: I am a library school educator, one who is active in publishing and producing work of high quality that makes a difference. I have always sought a partnership relationship with academic librarians, and I did not realize that my body of work has been appreciated by the profession. Since receiving the prestigious award from ACRL in June, I have experienced something rare as an author–recognition of the value of my written and spoken word.


Editor’s Note: Are you an ACRL member? Would you like to be featured as ACRL Member of the Week? Contact David Free at dfree{at}ala{dot}org for more information.