I've been a librarian since 2005, when Carleton College's Gould Library hired me as the Librarian for Languages and Literature. One of my favorite parts of this job is working closely with the students and faculty I serve, coming up with ways to effectively facilitate teaching and learning. It is so exciting to design learning activitiess, and then work with students throughout the course of their assignments and actually see the learning happen.
When I'm not in the library the time flies by as I read (preferably in a good coffee shop), write, cook, take walks (except during the middle of winter), watch TV, and play with my gigantic cat, Pippin. (Some day I will learn to read only one book at a time, but I haven't yet developed that skill.) Other hobbies I enjoy when I get the chance include swing dancing, knitting, weaving, spinning, cross stitching, and singing.
I am happy to meet or talk with you about research questions or class support. Please consult my schedule when making an appointment to meet me.
Office: Libe 463 ("on the wall" in the reference room)
(or just 7105 from on campus)
Email: ijastram [at] carleton.edu
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Gould Library - Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
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