Susan Ariew has been a faculty member at the USF Tampa Library since January of 2005. Before that, she came from Virginia Tech where she worked as the College Librarian for Education & Human Development. She has spent much of her professional life as an academic librarian, first at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, and then at Virginia Tech. She has also spent several years teaching English, writing, and composition at the high school and collegiate levels. Her research and publication interests include academic librarians' status, collaborative relationships between librarians and academic faculty, diversity resources for teachers, innovative technologies as they relate to library instruction, and assessment tools for evaluating library instruction and student learning.