Andromeda Yelton

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LITA Listening Tour Episode 3: Breanne Kirsch

February 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As part of my campaign for LITA Board, I’m interviewing a wide range of LITAns about their involvement with the association. Today’s interviewee is Breanne Kirsch.

ABOUT BREANNE KIRSCH

Librarianship is Breanne Kirsch’s second career — before this, she was a primate zookeeper for 2 years at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. Her background is in animal behavior and anthropology. She is in her first full-time position, as a Public Services Librarian at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. She’s the liaison to the English and Film Studies departments.

She created a plagiarism prevention workshop at USC Upstate using Lycoming College’s Goblin Threat Game, which sparked her interest in gaming in libraries, especially instructional games. She founded the Game Making Interest Group through LITA at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting, after discovering she could during LITA 201, collecting the signatures at Happy Hour, and formally joining LITA later that night. The interest group will have an official LITA Program on Gamification at ALA Annual.

She is also a 2011 ALA Emerging Leader and a co-chair of LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.

You can learn more about Breanne on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/breanne.kirsch) and Twitter, @breezyalli.

THE BOILERPLATE

  1. As ever, being interviewed does not imply an endorsement of my candidacy.
  2. Thanks, Breanne, for participating!
  3. Dear readers: who should be next?

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  • Nancy Lambert

    What a great interview with a Breanne! I work with her at USC Upstate and am so happy that she is working with LITA on her new interest group on games and libraries. I really like the video format here, too! Nancy Lambert

    • Andromeda

      Thanks for commenting! I was glad to get to talk to Breanne. The video series is a great excuse to meet new people :)