Elizabeth serves as an Associate Library Professor and Science Librarian at the University of Vermont. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, she lives in Burlington with her husband, Abe, and their daughter, Natalie, but still cheers for her beloved Badgers.
Elizabeth’s work as a science librarian in the Information and Instructional Services Department at UVM emphasizes the educational mission: instructional design and pedagogy, marketing and outreach of services, collection management, and educational technologies and user experience. At the core of these experiences is the student; Elizabeth takes great pride in developing critical thinkers and engaged citizens through sustained and personalized interactions.
INFORMATION LITERACY REFORMER
A thought leader in the field of information literacy, Elizabeth was a vital member of the task force that developed the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. This touchstone document is foundational for developing more strategic and systematic approaches to integrating information literacy into higher education, with a focus not on transferability of skills, but on student understanding. As a result of her experiences, she has been invited to give keynote presentations and professional development workshops, and is available for consultation and speaking engagements.
LEADER AND SYSTEMS THINKER
Elizabeth’s professional growth is rooted in authentic, transformational leadership. Her approach is influenced by systems thinking – seeing and illuminating the interconnections between disparate elements in dynamic, complex environments. This vantage allows for both systematic and flexible analysis of topics and scenarios, and has helped Elizabeth navigate the rapidly-changing field of library and information science, as well as the role of the academic library within higher education environments.
Elizabeth derives great value through her participation in professional organizations, tackling roles ranging from peer mentoring and leadership development to conference and committee responsibilities. This not only helps her expand her peer network and stay connected to advances in her field, but also provides avenues for Elizabeth to make meaningful contributions to her profession.
MS in Food Systems, University of Vermont, 2016
MS in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
BA in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002