June 1st, 2019 (Vol. 26, No. 11) PEOPLE.

New Member Profile: Allison Reibel

Hello OLA!

I began working in libraries in 2008 as a clerk with Seattle Public Library. I went on to earn my MLIS from the University of Washington, where I co-founded the Social Justice and Libraries conference and learned about information literacy instruction through projects with local community colleges and the Seattle critical librarianship community.

After working as a part-time reference librarian at Highline and Green River colleges, I decided to come back to public libraries and accepted a Public Services Librarian position with Multnomah County Library in April 2018. My professional interests are in technology ethics, critical librarianship, and training and instruction. Since moving to Portland, I have also begun volunteering as an editor for OLA Quarterly.

Besides the Pacific Northwest, I have also lived in Beijing, China where I taught English to young people and wrote for an English-language magazine. My hobbies include sleeping in, eating pizza, and reading and writing (currently reading Milkman by Anna Burns and Whose Global Village? by Ramesh Srinivasan).