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Leinweber links library resources for students

Anna Leinweber has started a new chapter with the Mabee-Simpson Library.

Public Services Librarian Anna Leinweber will manage the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department, connecting faculty and students with a catalogue of resources.

“If we don’t have an article or book on-site in the stacks around the library, I can request it from other libraries across the country,” she said. “Large research institutions usually have them and will send us a copy by mail or electronically.”

“We have databases everybody can access through the Lyon library page, but sometimes you will be researching and site will tell you we don’t have access to the full text. That’s the perfect time to email me about an interlibrary loan.”

Leinweber obtained her B.S. in education and B.A. in history from Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth and worked as a high school social studies teacher before pursuing library science.

“I’ve always been more on the introverted side. I love gathering information and researching topics, always wanting to learn more about things I don’t know about,” she said. 

“I had a cousin pursuing a library degree, and that’s when I discovered it was something that even existed.”

Leinweber recently completed her M.S. in library science at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and is now looking forward to helping others further their education at Lyon.

“That’s why I wanted to work in an academic library specifically. I love the idea of supporting professors and students with their studies.”

She has spent the past few weeks preparing for the arrival of students for the fall semester.

“I’m glad I came at the end of the summer. I feel like I got to do some trial and error and figure stuff out,” Leinweber said. “I’m really happy to be at Lyon. Everyone I’ve met so far is really friendly and welcome.”

“I’m excited for students to be here. I’m looking forward to building relationships with them, faculty, and staff as they come around the library.”