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 and Packers.
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.
MS in Food Systems, University of Vermont, 2016
MA in Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
BA in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002