Board concludes role as Information Services and Online Learning Librarian

Published: June 27, 2022

By Annette Brill Bergstresser

Brandon Board, MLIS, of Aurora, Illinois, concluded his role as Information Services and Online Learning Librarian for AMBS in May 2022 after nearly eight years of service. He has accepted a position with Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Photo of Brandon Board
Brandon Board, MLIS (Credit: Jason Bryant)

Board began in 2014 as Library Services Technician; his role expanded over the years as AMBS added more distance-friendly academic programs. He was responsible for assisting students and faculty who were involved in distance-learning programs; coordinating resource access for students and faculty; collaborating with faculty members to implement instructional design best practices in their courses; and recruiting, training and supervising student and volunteer library staff members.

During his time at AMBS, Board also completed a Master of Library and Information Science and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. He presented regularly at library conferences on topics such as controlled digital lending, student staff support and supervision, and student services in the library. In 2019, he contributed a chapter, “Reframing Information Literacy as Theological Habits: Embedding the Framework into Theological Curriculum,” to the open-access e-book Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory & Praxis (American Theological Library Association).

Additionally, he served for four years on the board of the Chicago Area Theological Library Association (CATLA) and for three years as chair of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) WMS Workflows Advisory Group.

“Brandon’s ease at learning new skills, his communication abilities and his creativity in problem-solving have been tremendous assets to the AMBS Library,” said Karl Stutzman, MLS, Director of Library Services. “He spent countless hours troubleshooting computer systems and communicating with system vendors as well as with AMBS students and faculty who reported access issues. I will particularly miss Brandon’s passion for teaching and learning and his care for students’ experiences.”

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