Judson Librarian named ACL Member of the Month
We’re pleased that Andrea Abernathy, Judson College Librarian, celebrated the month of June as the Association of Christian Librarians Member of the Month.
Andrea came to Judson in 2010 after receiving her B.A. in English Language Arts from the University of Montevallo (2003) and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama (2009).
We love these answers she gave the ACL about her work at Judson:
What’s the best thing about being a librarian?
“I love working with my students. Because we are a small campus, I handle most of the research requests, which gives me a lot of time to guide students in their development as learners. My desire is to equip our students to be life-long learners, who follow and serve Christ. Every day I get to teach them how to handle information, and that is an extraordinary thing.”
How do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus?
My contribution to Judson College is most evident in my availability and presence for the students. To me this means having an open door policy and never being too busy to assist a student. Aside from that, I have had the opportunity to serve on the Quality Enhancement Committee in relation to our accreditation association. I also have truly enjoyed working with campus ministries to lead short term mission trips.
An involved member of the Judson community, Abernathy supports students outside of the library as well, often driving athletic teams to away games or leading missions teams at off-campus service sites. Abernathy also is a faithful and active member of Siloam Baptist Church in Marion.
Congrats to a well-deserving Judson woman!