Silke Higgins is an associate librarian for research and instruction at San José State University. She holds an MLIS from San José State University. Her primary field of library and information science research revolves around the role libraries play in furthering the academic success of nontraditional and international students, with focus on English as a foreign language (EFL). Research topics of interest within the field of librarianship include jargon use of dominant discourse communities and its effect on nontraditional student communities, as well as motivating nontraditional student populations with the use of culturally sensitive approaches. Her writing on library- and nonlibrary-related research has been published nationally and internationally; she is also the coeditor of Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-entry Students (ACRL Publishing, 2019).