Chapter 5: Page 36

Faculty Spotlights:

SFSU’s J. Paul Leonard Library Rockstars drop some knowledge in the next few pages…
Faith Rusk
Lizzy Borges

Matt Martin

Melissa Seelye

Faith Rusk

Faith Rusk is the Health and Life Sciences Librarian at San Francisco State University. She likes to think of research like a toolbox – we’ve gotta have a lot of different tools for a lot of different jobs, because every time we research it can looks a little different. Faith believes students already have a variety of tools in their toolboxes and that the role of a librarian is to help people figure out which tool to use, find tools they need but don’t have, and help them figure out how to use new tools.

Lizzy Borges

Lizzy Borges is the Education Librarian at San Francisco State University. She feels strongly that students have unique and valuable contributions to make to the research community and loves supporting them in their inquiry. Outside of the library, Lizzy enjoys hiking, drinking tea, and going on picnics.

Matthew Martin

As the head of the Library’s Digital Scholarship Center, I help coordinate Library support for student and faculty scholarship and assist in promoting SF State’s unique digital archives materials so they are more readily accessible to students and faculty as well as broader audiences. I’m originally from the Sierra-Nevada foothills and moved to the Bay Area to attend SFSU. I received my MA in English from SFSU in 2012 and wrote my thesis on early modern and Romantic poetry. I hope that my work at SFSU contributes to the democratization of information and knowledge.

Melissa Seelye

As the Library’s Scholarly Communication Coordinator, I’m focused on supporting student and faculty publishing, which takes various forms. I’m originally from Michigan, and I received my BA in English from Northern Michigan University in 2011. From there, I worked as a freelance academic editor for several years before completing a masters of library and information science degree from Western University in Canada in 2018. Prior to joining SFSU, I worked at the University of Michigan Law Library, and I also serve as an advisor for the student-run Emerging Library & Information Perspectives journal.

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