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Washington University Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library
Its valuable print holdings and the access it provides to all the major art and architecture databases make the Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library the best of its kind in the region.
Position: Assessment Librarian
Library: Webster University
Snapshot of Eliot's day:
A typical day involves shifting between roles as a liaison for various departments and colleges and assessment work. On any given day I might have scheduled library instruction (in-person or on Zoom), a shift at the Research Desk, reviewing a book gift/donation (we get quite a few of those), emailing with students about their research questions, and attending webinars or meetings in-between everything else!
What Eliot loves about his job:
When talking about ways to improve services, we often talk about what we have observed anecdotally from our interactions with faculty and students. These insights can often be true, but sometimes they don't tell the full story. What I love about my work in assessment is being able to more objectively examine patron behaviors to determine how we can adapt to meet their real needs.
An interesting fact about Eliot:
I was never a dog person growing up - we never had one and other people's dogs used to make me nervous. Now, I have a lovely mutt named Ezra and I know everyone in my neighborhood not by their names, but by their dogs' names.