The iSchool is made up of a constellation of people working together. Here is one of our stars.
Ashleigh, a Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at UMD (and starting this August, the Women’s History Curator of Research and Interpretation at the National Portrait Gallery), joined the iSchool in 2018 – teaching our online graduate Special Collections and Survey of Young Adult Literature courses. Ashleigh comes to the iSchool with a background in teaching at her previous institution, West Virginia University, and has written about library residency programs, library outreach, and teaching primary source literacy. Prior to UMD, Ashleigh worked in various archival, academic, and school library positions. She has also been involved in course development in the past and enjoys the current challenges and opportunities of teaching online courses. She feels particularly rewarded by positive feedback from students, which also helps her to think critically about her values as an instructor. She has found herself immersed in the iSchool culture through close relationships with fellow iSchool faculty, and has enjoyed being a part of the college community. Ashleigh, in addition to championing librarianship, loves to travel to warm places, try new restaurants in DC, and watch anything on PBS Mystery.