For the 2012 Librarian in Residence program, Nicole Krüger and Maren Krähling were selected.
Nicole Krüger is director of the economic sciences information service EconDesk and works in the information brokerage and information competency departments of the German Central Library for Economic Sciences in Kiel. She is particularly interested in learning more about “training programs in which students work through educational content independently or meeting points, where students gather at set times to work through problems in a group. Librarians are available in a mentoring role as opposed to delivering educational content directly. It would be exciting to learn how these kinds of programs are planned and executed.” Her application stood out due to her extensive and specific interest in the functions of teaching libraries and her engagement in the subject matter above and beyond the responsibilities of her position.
Maren Krähling is academic librarian, subject specialist for sociology, political science, and economics and director of the teaching library at the Badische Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe. She wrote in her application, “A regional library’s heterogeneous public as well as autonomy from academic institutions require the development of innovative concepts for building a teaching library. I expect to find inspiration as well as multifaceted, original perspectives during my visit to the US.” Her application was notable for her exemplary involvement with the subject matter and her well-defined formulation of the questions to be investigated during her stay.
Congratulations to both of them and I hope they have an interesting and exciting time during their stay in the US!