Professor Amanda Izenstark is Reference and Instructional Design Librarian at the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She received her MLIS from URI in 2001, and has served as ACRL New England Member-at-Large and co-chair of ACRL Instruction Section’s Instructional Technologies Committee. She was co-recipient in 2006 of the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation in Instruction Award, and received the Rhode Island Library Association's Outstanding Librarian award in 2016. She has been teaching credit-bearing information literacy courses since 2001. She has also taught LSC 504: Searching for Answers: Meeting Users' Information Needs as an Adjunct Professor for URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.