ACRL Recognizes Chan-Park for Contributions to Field

Feb. 13, 2017

The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) honored Dr. Christina Chan-Park, science and engineering reference librarian, today as their Member of the Week.

Chan-Park, who joined the Baylor Libraries in 2010, was recently appointed to the ACRL team that presents a workshop on research data management for librarians. According to ACRL program coordinator, Sophie Skinner, Chan-Park's was selected for this recognition because of her appointment and her past contributions to the profession.

"We are thrilled about Christina’s recognition as the ACRL Member of the Week and her selection as an expert presenter for ACRL’s national Research Data Management Roadshow," said Sha Towers, associate director of central libraries. "Christina was one of only four individuals chosen for their expertise in this area. In addition to serving as a data management plan reviewer for researchers at Baylor, she teaches data management workshops and holds a graduate academic certificate in Digital Curation and Data Management from the University of North Texas."

Dr. Chan-Park describes herself as "curious," a "brain-stormer" and a "learner." Three qualities that she applies every day as she helps students and faculty succeed in their research and teaching. "[A}fter jobs in teaching, research, and administration at the university level, being an academic/research librarian just feels right." Chan-Park indicated in response to her recognition. "I discovered over the years that I like teaching process rather than content and specifically guiding others through the different stages of research."

"Dr. Chan-Park is well-deserving of this recognition by the ACRL," said Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of university libraries. "The breadth of her academic experience, her expertise in research data management, and her engagement with our faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students make her an invaluable part of both the Baylor Libraries and ACRL presentation team. We are proud of her for this honor."

Founded in 1940, the ACRL is an association of over 11,000 academic and research librarians that is, according to its website , "committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship."