University of Houston Libraries welcomes Edward Gloor as the new engineering librarian.
Please describe your role at UH Libraries and talk about some of your professional goals.
I am very happy to be joining UH Libraries as the new engineering liaison librarian. I’ll be working to strengthen relationships between the Cullen College of Engineering, the College of Technology, and the library through research collaboration and consultation, instruction, outreach, and advocacy. UH Libraries already offers patrons excellent services. I plan on expanding those to augment the work that is being done in the colleges that I work with through new projects, and expanding on projects that I have already done, like my work with VR and 3D objects.
Please share a bit about your background and interests. How do these inspire and shape your approach as a librarian?
I come from a community centered background that puts listening first to overcome challenges. Liaison librarianship is all about adapting to the current needs of patrons. Through active listening I can work collaboratively with patrons to design solutions that work best for everyone.
What is your first impression of the University?
The supportive and inviting culture of the University of Houston made my decision to join the library an easy one. I look forward to growing here and I know that I will be supported in that growth.
What is your favorite hobby/cuisine/book/movie?
I love nature photography and hiking. I am so excited to be in Texas where I have plenty of opportunity for both!