ACRL Member of the Week: Carrie Kruse

July 8, 2019

Carrie Kruse is the Director, College Library, User Experience & Library Spaces at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Carrie has been a member of ACRL for 22 years and is your ACRL member of the week for July 8, 2019.

Describe yourself in three words: Committed, trusting, open.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? I am currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, and We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which are very interesting to read in tandem during this time as they both reflect on the Barack Obama presidency.

Describe ACRL in three words: Community, opportunity, exchange.

What do you value about ACRL? I have always valued the ACRL conferences. The quality and variety of programs have been excellent over the years. I consider my work with different ACRL committees to be very fulfilling and meaningful professional service. The Women & Gender Studies Section has been my ALA/ACRL community over the years and is where I developed many leadership skills. Knowing a group of committed individuals from across the country through our shared work in WGSS gave me a network of wonderful people who are professional friends I look forward to seeing at each conference.

Read the full article from ACRL here!