Elizabeth Lieutenant HeadshotI 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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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

I am tired

Navigating structures and systems is exhausting. I get to play roles in the system: student, employee, professional. I can be myself in two of them, and for that, I’m grateful. The other is stifling in it’s oppressive expectations. Not expectations of performance, but expectations of conformity. I’m trying to sort all this out. I’m squeezing … 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

Advice for Prospective and Soon-to-be LIS Students

It’s that time of the year. The sun is out, the cherry blossoms in DC are blooming, and prospective LIS students are trying to decide where to apply to library school. I’ve received a few email and LinkedIn inquiries over the past two weeks from students who are looking at applying to library school, including … Continue reading

MLW 2013: Dr. Gail Nicula (Moderator) “Approaching Challenges through Adaptation and Innovation” Panel

This post is part of a larger series on the 2013 Military Libraries Workshop, organized by the Military Libraries Division of the Special Libraries Association. The workshop took place on December 10-11, 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Gail Nicula (moderator), College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University, “Approaching Challenges through Adaptation and Innovation” Carla … Continue reading