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Please welcome our newest librarians!

Please welcome our newest librarians!

The Albertsons Library welcomes new library faculty to Boise State:

Hi Boise State! My name is Rebeca Peacock and I’m an instructional design and assistant professor here at Albertsons Library. I moved here 2.5 years ago from East Lansing, MI. I have worked in several universities around the country including the University of Miami, University of Central Florida, and Michigan State University. I earned a Master in Education in Instructional Design and Technology from Wayne State University, a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse, and a Bachelor’s in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Education.

As a member of the Instruction and Research Services unit, I support the teaching and learning objectives of my colleagues as well as support the University Foundations program via our library microcourse (aka Library Badges course). I have a strong background in online teaching and learning, having done much of my design work in online projects as well as teaching library science graduate students about teaching and learning. I am also interested in digital accessibility and using Universal Design for Learning practices.

I support the students, faculty, and staff in the University Foundations and Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning departments, as well as our colleagues in Learning Technology Solutions. But am always excited to talk about teaching/learning and how the library can help support campus teaching/learning needs.

Hiya! My name is Elisabeth Shook, and as of January 6th, I am proud to be the Head of Scholarly Communications and Data Management at Albertsons Library. In this role, I will build upon the fabulous work of my predecessors by continuing to develop ScholarWorks, providing expertise and education about the ever-evolving field of academic publishing to the Boise State campus, and championing the open access movement.

If you ever have questions about publishing, copyright, open access, or digital scholarship, please get in touch! Prior to Boise State, I was the Librarian for Copyright and Scholarly Communications at Vanderbilt University. While there, I discovered a love for Southern food and [some] country music. Before Vanderbilt, I was the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. I received my Masters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my undergraduate degree in history from Sterling College (in tiny, tiny Sterling, KS). While at the University of Wisconsin, I worked with the US Forest Service to archive scientific data.

I am so excited to live out West and cannot wait until the weather warms up for me to explore the mountains. In the meantime, I enjoy spending time with my husband and cat (her name is Luna and she is an adorable jerk), fiber arts, and checking out the Boise food scene.

Hello Boise State! At the beginning of the spring semester, I joined the staff of Albertsons Library as Head of the Instruction and Research Services Unit. That means, along with other librarians and staff on the main floor of the Library, I have the privilege of assisting you with your research and helping you learn how to use information resources more effectively.

Like many people in the Boise area, I am not an Idaho native. I moved here from Illinois where I served as the Head of Public Services and most recently as Interim Director of Library Services at Greenville University, a small liberal arts school near St. Louis. Prior to that, I worked as a public services librarian at Wheaton College in the Chicago suburbs. I earned a Masters in Library and Information Science at the U of I (don’t worry, that “I” is for “Illinois” not “Idaho”), and a Masters in English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

When I’m not working with you, I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my celeste-green Bianchi bicycle, hiking, and reading good literature. While I miss biking through the cornfields and deciduous trees of Illinois, I have already fallen in love with the wide-open, mysterious landscape of Idaho. 

If you would like help getting started on your research or just want to find the last source for a paper, please stop by the Library, email us, phone, or use our chat service. We are all here to help you thrive at Boise State!

Georgann Kurtz-Shaw

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