Rhonda Huisman has a Masters in Education from Briar Cliff University, and a Masters in Information Science and Learning Technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor for University Libraries. Rhonda has many years’ experience in education as middle and high school teacher, academic librarian, adjunct faculty, and grant activity director. She has published and presented on information literacy, assessment, instructional technology, first year seminars, and faculty-librarian relationships, and taught courses in sociology, informational technology, and children’s literature. Her research includes examining the impact of library as place among urban high school students and college readiness, and the programmatic review of library instruction and engagement on student success.