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Augustana College’s Bluemle is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

Stefanie Bluemle is a research and instruction librarian at Augustana College<https://www.augustana.edu/library> in Rock Island, Illinois. Stefanie has been a member of ACRL for 13 years and is your ACRL member of the week for July 15, 2019.

Describe yourself in three words: Introspective, motivated, analytical.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? Lots and lots of journal articles, for one thing. In addition to that, the best books I’ve read so far this year have been The Woman Who Smashed Codes<https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062430489/the-woman-who-smashed-codes/> by Jason Fagone (the first third takes place on a mysterious estate in the Chicago suburbs, where I grew up), Becoming<https://becomingmichelleobama.com/> by Michelle Obama, and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man<https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46131/invisible-man-by-ralph-ellison/>, which I read for the first time since high school. I love how Ellison rewrites so much of “classic” American literature.

Describe ACRL in three words: Collaborative, informative, helpful.

What do you value about ACRL? ACRL has given me opportunities to learn from other librarians at events ranging from conferences to Immersion to webinars. Being a member helps me stay up to date on developments within the profession. I also value the opportunity my library had a few years ago to participate in the first cohort of Assessment in Action, which allowed us to make strides in the direct assessment of student learning in special collections.

To see the full interview, please go to https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/17991.

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