Meet LART’s new chair: Kate Rubick

Introducing Me, My Selfies, and…

Kate Rubick, 2014-2014 LART chair.

Kate Rubick, 2014-2014 LART chair.

I am Kate Rubick (not to be confused with Rubric, perfect as that would be).  I am the Instruction Services Librarian at Lewis & Clark College and the incoming Chair of the OLA Library Assessment Roundtable.  I came into this role rather unexpectedly, when Rick Stoddart, the founder and previous chair, announced that he would be leaving his job at Oregon State University to move to the University of Idaho, and thus would no longer be involved with OLA (waaah).  Needless to say Rick leaves some very big shoes to fill.  And I only wear a size seven and a half–38 Euro (see illustration).

Kate's size-7.5 shoes

Kate’s size-7.5 (38 Euro) shoes.

My background in library assessment is in the arena of academic library instruction, and I am an alumna of the ACRL Immersion Assessment Track.  I also recently served on the Orbis Cascade Alliance Assessment Team (also chaired by aforementioned assessment bigfoot, Rick Stoddart).  I have experience with OLA Round Tables, having chaired the Library Instruction Round Table from 2009-2012.  I recently attended the OLA Leadership Retreat in Silver Falls and met with Rick and other LART groupies (Sara Thompson at OSU Cascades and Heidi Senior at UP) to discuss the plans for LART this coming year.  I’m excited to begin this work, which will include:

  • sponsoring a shock talk or poster presentation at ACRL OR/WA 2014 and/or
  • sponsoring a presentation at OLA 2015 and/or
  • curating a session for ILAGO’s IL Summit 2015
  • Analyzing and improving membership and roles of members
  • Continually updating our blog and other social media with assessment news and announcements.

Be in touch if you have ideas about sessions you would like to have sponsored by LART or with other ideas you have to make LART better.  Be well and happy fall.

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