Published on the ACRL website, June 8, 2020
Teresa Helena Moreno is a librarian + undergraduate engagement coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Teresa, a 2020 Emerging Leader, has been a member of ACRL for 2 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for June 8, 2020.
Describe yourself in three words: Tenacious, empathetic, political.
What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? I am currently making my way through Jennifer C. Nash’s latest book titled Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality. I had the opportunity to hear Nash speak at a conference about her scholarship years before and I have been looking forward to reading her book. Her work is looks at the relationship between feminism and the theory of intersectionality. She maps the term on to the field of feminist studies as well as other institutions such as the National Women’s Studies Association to highlight the way the theory has operated in the disciplines and feminist institutions. She’s really breaking the connections down in ways I had not considered prior to engaging her work. It’s been an informative read so far!
Describe ACRL in three words: Collegial, resource, important.
What prompted you as a student to join ACRL? I joined ACRL as a student because I wanted to get a jump start on networking and building community with future colleagues. I wanted to be sure to be connected to my colleagues to keep a pulse on what the trends were in academic libraries as well as to make sure my voice was also incorporated into our field’s discourse early on in my library career.