Rebecca Miller Waltz is currently serving as the Head of Library Learning Services at Penn State University Libraries. In this role, she leads a team of colleagues in providing strategy and coordination for teaching and learning expertise, foundational-level information literacy instruction, programming for outreach and student engagement, and physical and virtual learning spaces at Penn State’s University Park campus. As part of this role, she also chairs the Penn State University Libraries Instruction Steering Committee, which represents 35 distinct teaching units within the Libraries and is currently working toward building a scaffolded and integrated information literacy program.
Previously, she served in various leadership, teaching, and liaison roles at Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University and has an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MAEd in Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech. As 2012 ALA Emerging Leader, a 2016 ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians participant, a 2012 Immersion Program Track alum, and a 2011 Immersion Teach Track alum, she is deeply engaged with the profession, currently serving as an ALA Councilor, chairing an ACRL programming committee, and chairing an ACRL advisory board. She also recently joined the ACRL Immersion Program faculty, co-authored (with Candice Benjes Small) the recent publication Training for New Instruction Librarians: A Workbook for Trainers and Learners, wrote and edited a number of publications on information literacy, instructional technology, library liaison-ship, and organizational change, and presented at ALA, ACRL, LOEX, and The Innovative Library Classroom conferences.