Wallace Library Welcomes Amy Barlow
Posted on August 15, 2013
Wheaton, our reputation has preceded us.
Just ask Amy Barlow, new library liaison for the humanities. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Amy had heard great things about Wheaton. When her new position recently opened up thanks to colleague Pete Coco's new focus on helping faculty teach with technology, she jumped at the chance to apply.
"Wheaton has a real reputation for creativity. It's known as a hotspot for project-based learning," she says. "I'm just thrilled to be here."
Amy comes to Wheaton from Quinebaug Valley Community College in northeast Connecticut. Her long track record of working with closely with students in need of research help will definitely come in handy.
She's also an accomplished teacher. Armed with her MS in library science and an M.A. in history from the University of Rhode Island, Amy has taught history and anthropology courses at Quinnebaug and the experience gave her the chance to see what research assignments look like from the instructor's point of view. "I earned a new respect for how professors engage with research resources," she says.
Teaching her own courses also gave Amy the chance to engage with blended learning through the vehicle of student blogging. Blogging is still an interest-- Amy is a contributor to the American Library Association group blog Chasing Reference.
Students can drop in with Amy in her office (Library G34) during her office hours on Wednesdays from 1-5. She's also available by appointment and can't wait to begin collaborating with Wheaton's community--it's what she's here to do!