New Hires at Highline College
Highline College Library is happy to announce the hire of two new adjunct faculty librarians in Winter Quarter 2017:
Allison Reibel previously worked at Seattle Public Library and co-founded the Social Justice and Libraries Conference while completing her MLIS at University of Washington. Her professional interests are information literacy and exploring ways for public and academic libraries to collaborate and extend services to their shared communities. Allison also works as an adjunct reference librarian at Green River College
Jessica Lum earned her MLISc with a special interest in Asian American and Native Hawaiian information resources from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Before moving to Seattle, she worked at the University of Hawaiʻi Library and Kapiʻolani Community College Library in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Her professional interests revolve around empowering underrepresented students and exploring ways in which race, ethnicity, and culture affect the way we interact with libraries. Jessica also works as an adjunct reference librarian at Shoreline Community College.
Winter Quarter has been a busy time for the Highline College Library. Five librarians are working with six faculty members on LOEL OER Collaboration grants in the following disciplines: ABE/ESL, Business, English, Geography, High School Completion (American History), and Psychology. The emphasis of this partnership is on replacing textbooks with OER or open access materials.
At the request of the college administration, Highline librarians created a libguide listing resources for the college’s immigrant, refugee, and undocumented students. Focusing mostly on local and state organizations and agencies, the Immigration and Refugee Resources Libguide provides information on citizenship and naturalization, local non-government support organizations, sources of legal assistance, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and statements of support from Highline College, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, the Washington State Governor, and more. It is updated regularly and has been shared with the Highline College community as a resource and an indication of the college’s support of these students.
p style=”text-align: right;”>–Submitted by Jessica Lum