Member Spotlight

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.

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