As the new school year begins, the IRC welcomes our new Collection Development and Reference Librarian, Connie James-Jenkin (shown here helping IMSA student Anthony Marquez during Reference Desk hours).
Connie joins IMSA after thirteen years as a Faculty Reference and Instruction Librarian at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois.
One of Connie’s priorities is building the IRC collection and she will focus on getting feedback from IMSA faculty regarding their book purchase recommendations. Connie will also be helping with skills classes, and wants to get involved with courses in Moodle since she has experience in distance learning.
It’s never too soon to think about which reference services students will be using to help them with their homework, SIR or IMSALoquim presentations, and towards that end, Connie is setting up a pilot reference and research chat service for use online.
During the school day, Connie will be available at either the Reference Desk or in her office ready to assist students, faculty or staff.