The following profile was published in The Daily Cougar, the student newspaper at the U. of Houston.
Kerry Creelman, the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach, is one of a team of 17 people working in liaison services, the front line of student outreach and education. Creelman is dedicated to finding ways to better serve students and improve grades and, in turn, student success.
Her top priority is educating students on information literacy. It’s all about properly using the approximately 400 different search tools for the behemoth amounts of data stored in the University’s collections and systems. Whether it’s scientific research or a term paper for English literature, Creelman works relentlessly to help students find their way in the ever-growing information age.
Creelman moved from Canada four years ago to work at UH, first as an English subject librarian before her promotion, which came after her graduation from the University of Western Ontario in Library and Information Science. Though it was a drastic change of weather and scenery, she was excited about being a part of an ambitious university and a library that was part of the Association of Research Libraries, which she described as an “elite group.”
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