Submitted by Jennie Knies, head librarian, Nesbitt Library, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Megan Mac Gregor will be stepping into a new role as of July 1, 2015, when she will assume a new position as “student engagement and outreach librarian.” Since 2010, Megan has served the University Libraries and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus as an information resources and services support specialist, and over the years, she has far-exceeded her roles and responsibilities, most notably by stepping in to fill a gap left by a vacant Head Librarian position in 2014.
The primary responsibilities of this position include collaborating with teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy skill development into the undergraduate curriculum instruction; using exhibitions, public programming, social networking, and other innovative techniques to engage the student community with research and library services; and identifying and promoting the use of emerging technologies throughout the campus community. Megan earned a BA in history from Gettysburg College, and a MA in historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Prior to coming to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, she worked at Historic New England’s Phillip’s House. In addition to her formal qualifications, Megan’s creativity and enthusiasm will enable us to offer new and unique library services to students, staff and faculty.