7Questions? – Tina Sibley

 This week’s 7Questions? comes from Tina Sibley, Distance Education Librarian at Arizona Western College in Yuma.  Tina is currently the AzLA CULD Communication Officer:

1.  What three words would you use to describe yourself?

   Creative, funny, serious.

2. What is your favorite place in AZ?

Arizona has diverse offerings, but probably the Central Phoenix corridor. I like the historic neighborhoods, restaurants, coffee houses, second hand stores and general cultural offerings that are available.

 3. What do you value about working in a college or university library?

Being involved in teaching and learning and the lifelong learning focus.

4. What is the best thing about AzLA?

For me, it has been the opportunity to meet many other librarians across the state. I’m at a smaller, rural academic library, and I’ve found it energizing to be able to brainstorm with others in our state that also support distance students and online classes. A group of us has gotten together at the annual AZLA conference for the past three years to swap ideas and socialize. Every year I have been able to team up and collaborate with librarians at other institutions on varied projects and presentations. It’s been fun. AZLA presents the opportunity for camaraderie and professional growth.

 5. What was your first library job?

My current position as Distance Education Librarian at Arizona Western College is my first paid library job. While in Library School though, I volunteered at the Sunset Branch of the Chandler Public Library.

6. What are you currently reading?

I just finished Nora Ephron’s “I Feel Bad About my Neck”. Loved it, laughed out loud. Now I have just downloaded chapter samples from two books to my Kindle. Matt Taibbi’s “Griftopia” and Kai Bird’s “Crossing Mendelbaum Gate”. Not sure which one I will read first.

7. Any parting words of wisdom for your AZ CULD colleagues?

   In the immortal words of Tim Gunn “make it work”.


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