Who is Mr. Library Dude?
Hi, I’m Joe Hardenbrook. I currently work as an instruction & reference librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where I coordinate and teach in the library’s instruction program, staff the reference desk, and contribute to the library’s marketing, social media, and outreach activities.
Previous library experience includes a stint at Southern New Hampshire University as reference coordinator & information literacy librarian, at Millikin University as library instruction coordinator and educational technologist, and at Sam Houston State University, where I was a reference librarian and instruction coordinator. In addition, I’ve taught college-level courses in podcasting, first-year seminar, and information and library science.
Why Mr. Library Dude?
Simple answer: it’s a name that has stuck! A few years ago, while teaching a library instruction session, one of the students needed help. However, he forgot my name, so he yelled out: “Hey, Mr. Library Dude!” It fit, so I decided to adopt the moniker.
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