Submitted by danchibnall on Wed, 07/13/2016 - 16:33
As of July 1, Dan Chibnall is the new STEM Librarian at Cowles Library at Drake University. In his new role, Dan will be liaison to the departments of biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, environmental science, and kinesiology. Dan will also be working with Priya Shenoy on projects related to the health sciences as well as teaching in the Drake First Year Seminar program.
Dan didn’t have to move far as he came from Grand View University on the east side of Des Moines. During his time at Grand View, Dan was the User Services & Instructional Design Librarian. He worked frequently on embedded librarian projects with the natural sciences and nursing departments as well as coordinating information literacy instruction for Grand View’s sections of Core Seminar I. Dan has also served as Secretary-Treasurer, chair of Electronic Communications, and most recently President of Iowa ACRL in 2014.
In his free time Dan enjoys running, biking, cooking, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, and volunteering at the Science Center of Iowa and the Drake Adult Literacy Center.
Cyd Dyer from Simpson College, is currently the longest-standing member of ILA-ACRL, at 38 years! Below she offers a few memories and thoughts about the benefits of being an active member. Thank you for your dedication, Cyd!
Mary Anne Knefel, Library Director at University of Dubuque's Charles C. Myers Library, has been a member of ILA-ACRL for 35 years! She recently received a Legacy Award from the organization for her committed membership. Below in her own words are some reasons why she values her ILA-ACRL membership: