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Heather VanDyne

Fort Hays State University

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Fort Hays State University
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Bio

I am an avid reader (like many librarians) with a passion for the arts, cooking and learning about new places and things. I'm also a mother of two and the wife of a gamer who has spent the last decade immersing me in pop culture more than I ever expected. I also like to keep active with jogging, tennis and just being outside whenever I can.

Professionally, I have a large interest in DEI and social justice and have used my experience as a BIPOC to help promote cultural awareness through collection development and outreach. My time in youth services gave me a love of programming and making literacy both entertaining and educational. As an academic librarian, I truly enjoy instruction and helping students learn about tools and services that can help set them up for success and make their time in college a little easier.