Hello. I’m Lindsay Cronk. I have spent nearly a decade in librarianship, first in consortia and now in academia, honing an approach to collection service and strategy that is dynamic, inclusive, and grounded in the pursuit of social justice. In my work and my personal life, I am an activist and advocate. I am passionate about using library services as a means to address oppressive systems and barriers to equity.
Michael Arthur, Head, Resource Acquisition & Discovery at The University of Alabama, calls me an “innovator and boundary-pusher” and I consider my creativity in developing practical solutions my central library competency. I’m a tested leader and an accomplished collections strategist, and while I have varied research interests, the connective tissue of my career is data. I was honored to be recognized for this work as a 2017 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. As higher education transforms, it’s crucial to acknowledge libraries are scholarly communications organizations, and that we have a leadership role to play in discussions of the research enterprise. I am excited to be engaged in that effort at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.
You can find me online anytime- I tweet a bunch, and post a lot of pictures of my dog, Simone, on Instagram. She’s adorable, so it’s mandatory. I’m a big David Bowie fan and a big feminist. I think you should be one too. Yes, my dog is named after Simone de Beauvoir.
Prior to working in libraries, I was a grant writer and database administrator. You can find my whole professional history of LinkedIn. SQL is my second language. French my third.
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