Head, Library Learning Services
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Rebecca K. Miller is the Head of Library Learning Services at Penn State University Libraries, a role where she manages a department of ten instruction-focused colleagues at the University Park campus and coordinates an instruction program including 35 distinct teaching units throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn State in 2015, Rebecca worked at Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University in roles that enabled her to discover her passion for teaching, learning, and information literacy. Rebecca recently co-authored a book with Candice Benjes Small that is aimed toward instruction librarians and their supervisors and entitled The new instruction librarian: A workbook for trainers and learners. She also recently co-authored an ARL Spec Kit on evolving roles for library liaisons and a number of articles on strategically building and evolving library instruction, engagement, and outreach programs. Finally, Rebecca has joined the ACRL Immersion Program as a new faculty member and is looking forward to helping the faculty revise the Immersion curriculum and to teaching in her first Immersion program this summer in Vermont!
Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech. When not thinking about libraries and information literacy, she likes to support the librarian stereotype by snuggling with her two cats, Pip and Fox, and reading. More information about Rebecca’s research, publications, and professional service can be found on her website: http://www.rebeccakatemiller.com.