Elizabeth Kamper, MLIS, is the Information Literacy Librarian and an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). They have been teaching information literacy instruction in libraries for the past eight years at three different institutions. Elizabeth specializes in teaching first-year student research skills to ENG 101 and 102 students. They also creates online learning objects to support distance learning and adult education. Through their research, Elizabeth investigates how self-expression and queer identities support classroom pedagogy under traditional ideas of research, writing, and teaching.