Ayanna Gaines, as User Engagement Librarian, is charged with cultivating relationships with the library’s various users, including students, faculty, and staff. In addition to overseeing the Library’s social media accounts, she is also engaged in library programming, developing activities and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the library. She teaches LSCI 105: Information Theory and Practice and enjoys working with faculty to bring information literacy to students both in the classroom and in the library. Her interest in and knowledge of popular culture informs her research interests, which include the image of the librarian in popular culture and the place of leisure and co-curricular reading in the lives of students.
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literature (BA), Brown University, Providence, RI