Elizabeth LieutenantI am a Master 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 the Department of Library and Information Science and a summer Exhibitions Intern for the Smithsonian Libraries Advancement Department. I am passionate about empowering people with information, 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 intellectual skills in the areas of research, data analysis, project management, and marketing. I continuously strive to deliver excellent services, whether that be through my work projects, coursework, professional organization activities, or leadership initiatives.

I am excited to play a part in shaping the future of information services and leading libraries towards achieving bigger and better things, for our patrons, our communities, and the world. I am at the precipice of an incredible journey and I’m eager to share all that I’m learning. You can find me on Twitter @LizLieutenant and LinkedIn, or you can send me an email through my Contact page.



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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

Library Jobs Math

Originally posted on Hiring Librarians:
Did you read the recent Wall Street Journal article that said we would soon be experiencing a shortage of librarians and sea captains? Does that math sound right to you? Library Journal’s 2012 placements and salary survey shows in that year, 6,184 people graduated. If that number remains constant (more about…

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

By the Numbers: Librarian Data

This charts the beginning of what I’m sure will be my continuously evolving answer to the question “Do we have too many LIS students?” tl;dr: Not necessarily So… I’ve been thinking a lot about librarianship. Mainly: what that title actually means, how it’s definition is so intricately woven into “the library” as an institution, and … Continue reading