GVSU Library Scholars Program Faculty Mentor: Amber Dierking


240 Mary Idema Pew Library
(616) 331-2124
[email protected]


As an Arts & Humanities Liaison Librarian, my day to day work involves information literacy instruction, research consultations, and building relationships with my liaison departments across campus (Classics, Philosophy, East Asian Studies, Visual Arts, IRIS, and most of the Modern Languages. My research has involved various aspects of Knowledge Organization (classification systems, subject access, metadata) as well as the effects of neoliberalism on graduate student work experiences. I always have a few ideas brewing, and would like to research and write more on critical information literacy instruction, citation politics, and other aspects of my teaching in the future. Before becoming an academic librarian I’ve spent time as a Youth Services Librarian in a public library, a Co-Coordinator of an independent, volunteer-run, queer community library, and coached figure skating for 10 years.

My academic background includes a B.A. in French and English with a minor in International Studies from the University of Denver, and a Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. As you may be able to guess from those two locations, I’m also a big fan of mountains.

Amber Dierking

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