Get to know Mia Breitkopf, “How to Get an Embedded Librarian Job” Webinar Panelist

Mia Breitkopf is an embedded librarian and one of the panelists for our “How To Get An Embedded Librarian Job” webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. US Eastern time. If you haven’t registered yet, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/616204068926469633, then read our interview below with Mia. This is the third interview in our “Getting to know you” interview series with our webinar panelists.

Getting to Know…Mia Breitkopf

Q. 1. What is your job title?

Mia: Online and Hybrid Learning Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

Q. 2. Where do you work and how long have you worked there?

Mia: I just joined the community at The College at Brockport, State University of New York at the end of October 2015. Before that, I worked for two years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in what I consider to be an embedded librarian position.

Q.3. What are your main job duties and how are you embedded?

Mia: As the first Online and Hybrid Learning Librarian at Brockport, I am part of the reference and instruction team. My librarian colleagues and I are working together to establish a presence in online courses, creating a strategy and a set of best practices as the College expands its online learning offerings. Embedding librarians into online learning communities—in a meaningful way—will be a vital library service.

At Wharton I was embedded in the Executive Education division, partnering with faculty and staff to design and deliver learning experiences for executives in online learning environments. Community management, research, understanding users’ information needs, and knowledge management were a handful of my librarian-like responsibilities.

Q.4. How did you get your job?

Mia: The job description fit me well: though librarian was nowhere in there, when I read it I was imagining how I’d be a good candidate because of my education background and the MLIS program I had just finished at Syracuse University. I made my case!

End of interview

Thanks Mia! Our next “Getting to know you” webinar panelist interview will be with Nadine Anderson on Friday. Stay tuned!

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