Name: Barbara Eshbach
Title: Head Librarian
Library/Organization: Penn State York, Lee R. Glatfelter Library
Address: 1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403
Areas of Expertise: Academic libraries involvement in the PA Forward initiative
Target Audience: Academic Libraries
Brief Biography: Barb Eshbach is the Head Librarian at Penn State York. Prior to becoming the Head Librarian, she was the reference and instruction librarian at the campus. She earned a B.S. in Education from Millersville University and an M.S.L.S. from Clarion University. Barb has spent her library career in higher education, working as an adjunct information literacy instructor before coming to Penn State. Her research focus is on academic library programming and how the academic library can support first-year student success.
Geographic Range: South Central
Speaking Experience: I've presented on the topic of academic library engagement in the PA Forward initiative at several PaLA Annual Conferences; as well as the First National Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience Conference (Ohio, 2014), the Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning (Maryland, 2015), the Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium (2015), the Penn State Library Faculty Organization Research Colloquium (2015), and the Penn State University Libraries Faculty Retreat (2013). I also was invited to speak on this topic for the ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter Spring Program (2015), the PA Forward Civic & Social Literacy Summit (2016), and PA Forward Financial Literacy Summit (2016). I've also been a member of several "cream of the crop" panel discussions on this topic at PaLA conferences.