Submitted by Mary Taylor, AHIP, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Anna Liss Jacobsen is an Assistant Librarian/Social Sciences Library at Miami University’s Business, Engineering, Sciences and Technology Library in Oxford, OH. She is the liaison to the Gerontology, Psychology, Speech Pathology & Audiology departments. Her professional interests include open access initiatives. Anna Liss earned an MLS at Indiana University. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s in psychology from Northern Illinois University, and taught psychology in classroom and online settings.
Michelle Nielsen Ott has been the Director of Library Services at Methodist College Library, Methodist College, Peoria, IL since January 2017. She previously worked as the Outreach and Reference Librarian at a community college. Michelle states that “professionally I am interested in library anxiety and event planning/outreach. I like doing a little of everything which works well being a solo librarian.”
She has a BA in the Study of Religion from the University of Northern Iowa (2004), and a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2007). She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. This Park View, Iowa native is married and has two kids and two dogs. She enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, and binge watching Netflix or Hulu. Michelle is a triathlete (she enjoys the running part best) and also runs half marathons.
Megan Keller Young is Special Collections Librarian at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She says, “I handle reference queries; manage the rare book holdings, including loaning through Interlibrary Loan; process archival collections and create finding aids; create exhibits; and provide instructional opportunities to those in the UIC community.” Her professional interests include Special Collections health sciences materials and the history of medicine. Megan earned her MLIS and Archival Administration Certificate from Wayne State University in 2010. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Northern Michigan University. This Royal Oak, MI native enjoys “reading, listening to podcasts, working on DIY home improvement projects, and running!”