"Everything remains fresh and interesting" to Ellen Engseth — Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives and Head of Migration and Social Services Collections — who was recently promoted to Associate Librarian with continuous appointment.
Outreach has been a strong component in Kristen Mastel's role as a librarian. Recently promoted from associate to full Librarian, Mastel is an outreach and instruction librarian at Magrath Library, is the liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Extension, Agricultural Education, and the Institute on the Environment.
Nicole Theis-Mahon, Librarian Liaison to the School of Dentistry & Health Science Libraries Collections Coordinator, was recently promoted from Assistant to Associate Librarian with continuous appointment (similar to tenure).
Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the University of Minnesota Children's Literature Research Collections, was recently promoted from Associate Librarian to full Librarian. Along with her instruction at University of Minnesota classes, Von Drasek teaches at community events like the Twin Cities Book Festival, regionally at SELCO’s Camp Read-a-lot, public schools, and public libraries.
Shanda Hunt, Public Health Librarian and Data Curation Specialist, was recently promoted from assistant to associate librarian, while being awarded continuous appointment (similar to tenure). This is one of a series spotlighting the librarians who received promotions in 2020.