Lieutenant-Headshot-Web-2014-11-22I am a Masters of Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) Candidate at the Catholic University of America and will graduate in May 2016. I am employed as a Graduate Assistant for Catholic’s Department of Library and Information Science and as a Library Assistant for the Alexandria Public Library. I am passionate about supporting positive developments in the lives of individuals, organizations, communities, and society and removing barriers to information, opportunities, and equitable outcomes. I have been fortunate to have opportunities to pursue my passion, both in conducting research that facilitates service improvements and engaging communities through outreach activities and partnership initiatives.

In my time in graduate school, I have rediscovered my natural leadership abilities, keen intellect and insight, and multitasking skills. I have built a solid foundation of experience, refining and amplifying my knowledge, skills, and abilities in assessment and evaluation, strategic and systematic planning, data analysis, project management, critical pedagogy, community engagement, and marketing. I continuously strive to deliver excellent services, whether that be through my work projects, coursework, professional association activities, or leadership initiatives. My research interests span the spectrum of LIS scholarship, from critical theory and social justice to LIS education and accreditation.

I am excited to play a part in shaping the future of information services and leading our profession towards achieving bigger and better things by working with our communities and across the profession. You can find me on Twitter @LizLieutenant and LinkedIn, or you can send me an email through my Contact page.



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Let us celebrate new beginnings

You’ve made it. This investment of time, energy, and money has finally ended, and in return, you are each the holders of a piece of paper with MSLIS printed on it. It is my hope that you have gotten much out of this experience. I hope that you have learned something through your coursework, and … Continue reading

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for… Knowing some of the best new professionals* this side of the MS.LIS divide. I can’t wait to see what we do once we cross that line. People who want me to learn and support my nontraditional path towards that line. Venues that have allowed me to learn from others and share … Continue reading

Ethics Are Not Enough

“The foundation of modern librarianship rests on an essential set of core values that define, inform, and guide our professional practice. These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association.” -ALA Core Values of Librarianship ALA Code … Continue reading

I Love Doing Homework

Anyone who know me knows I love researching LIS education: When I applied to library school, I did my homework. When I heard rumors of a spike in LIS program enrollment rates, I did my homework. When I became concerned that the library job market might not be able to sustain the number of LIS … Continue reading

One year behind… so much ahead

New student orientations are an interesting process. A ritual welcome into an educational program in ones chosen discipline. An initial exercise of socialization into ones chosen profession. An introduction to the expectations of the system one hopes will prepare them for their professional careers. If performed correctly, a chance to reflect upon ones purpose in … Continue reading

We measure what we value… We value what we measure…

Over the past 7 months, I’ve spent a fair amount of time engaging in dialog and reflecting on the state of LIS education, and have been left with more questions than answers. Why do students, educators, and practitioners appear to have such differing needs? Why does there seem to be such a disconnect between what … Continue reading