Beth S. Woodard

Beth S. Woodard has been an academic reference librarian for her whole career but developed deep interests in staff development and training and teaching when she coordinated a separate information desk staffed by graduate assistants. From training a dozen graduate assistants to coordinating an orientation program for 75 graduate assistants at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, she developed staff training programs, retreats, and wellness activities for the entire libraryfor librarians, academic professionals, and support staff in addition to graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently teaching reference and library management at the Ischool at UIUC.