Let’s shine the Member Spotlight on Megan Jaskowiak from Miami University!
What is/are your role(s) in academic libraries?
I am the Health and Social Sciences Librarian. I liaise with Criminology, Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the new Physician Associate Studies program.
What do you like most about academic library work?
Being a part of the academic community is tremendously fulfilling, however my favorite part of my job is working with the students. I learn a lot from them while I help them with their research. I feel like I have accomplished my goals when they feel confident in their information seeking abilities.
What are some interesting projects you’ve been involved with lately?
In the coming months, I will be creating microlearning modules that can be used either asynchronously or as part of a flipped classroom approach. They will break down library instruction sessions into short focused segments that students can access at their convenience.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I love to travel. I have been to 46 states and four continents. I would like to make it all 50 states.
Why did you join ALAO?
The reason I joined ALAO is that I love being active in state level professional organizations, and I always learn so much from fellow librarians. I am very excited to attend my first ALAO conference.