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Jacob Galindo

Jacob Galindo
Instruction Librarian, University of Texas at El Paso  

Professional experience
I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 and worked a part-time temporary position as a reference librarian at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM). In the Fall of 2012, I started working as the main instruction librarian at Sul Ross State University (Alpine, TX). In December 2014, I started working as an Instruction Librarian at UTEP, where I teach library instruction classes with a team of other librarians; we help students with research assignments at the Reference Desk, and I also help faculty incorporate information literacy into their classes.

Innovative library practices
An innovative library practice I've seen are roaming reference desks in multiple locations at a campus, where librarians take short shifts at certain buildings. I think it's great way to reach students who might not otherwise come to the library and help them with their information needs.

Favorite literary character or book
My favorite literary character is Gandalf from the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and my favorite books are the Harry Potter series. 

Most memorable TLA experience
My most memorable TLA experience is having been part of the 2015 TLA Conference Program Planning Committee. It was such a fun, challenging, and amazing experience! I would love to do it again someday.   

Created on Oct 1, 2015 | Last updated October 01, 2015