Michelle A. Reale

Professor, Library

Landman Library 1 (215) 572-2139 By appointment

About Me

I am a  proud alumna of both Beaver College and  Arcadia University.  My official title is  Professor,  Access Services and Outreach librarian.   I hold three Master's degrees in English, Library Science and Creative Writing (poetry) respectively.  I am the author of five books in my field of Library Science and working on my sixth.   As well, I am the author of several collections of poetry and collaborative collections.   I am fully to committed to student learning and collaboration with my colleagues both in the library and campus at large.

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"I know how to write forever. I don't think I could have happily stayed here in the world if I did not have a way of thinking about it, which is what writing is for me. It's control. Nobody tells me what to do. It's mine, it''s free, and it's a way of thinking. It's pure knowledge." Toni Morrison

" You have to practice your art, as does any artist, which in m view, means you dedicate at least part of each day of your entire life to nothing else."---Bud Goodall, The New Ethnography

 

 

Areas Of Focus

Reflective Practice, Critical Pedagogy, Embedded Librarianship, Ethnography , Poetic Inquiry, Autoethnography, Information Literacy, Mentoring

Hometown
Ambler, PA

Home Country
USA

Languages
English, Italian

Education History

Arcadia University 2016

Master of Arts , Creative Writing (poetry), Major in MFA

Clarion University 2008

Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), Major in Library Science

Arcadia University 1999

Master of Arts, English (MA), Major in English

Publications

Author 2013

Mentoring and Managing Students in the Academic Library

Book, ALA (American Library Association)

Author

Becoming an Embedded Librarian

Book, ALA Editions