Frances Brady, M.S. Chicago Campus

Adler University draws people whose passion  
for social justice and community engagement  
makes them want to improve the world.  
I treat students as individuals adapt my teaching style  
to both the learner and the specific research need.  
 
- Frances Brady, M.S.

Adler University draws people whose passion
for social justice and community engagement
makes them want to improve the world.
I treat students as individuals adapt my teaching style
to both the learner and the specific research need.

- Frances Brady, M.S.

Frances Brady, M.S.
Reference and Instruction Librarian

Adler University draws people whose passion for social justice and community engagement makes them want to dynamically engage with communities and individuals to improve the world. This means that incoming students already have thoughts about what currently exists, and as they develop at Adler, they encounter more questions about why things are the way they are within individuals and society, and what can be done to effect meaningful change.

My role as the public services librarian is to provide the tools and framework necessary for students to develop their own research. While not all students will focus on research after graduation, it is important that students recognize that as professionals, they will create their own inquiries, enter into scholarly conversation, and search strategically for answers to their questions. When I encounter students, they are excited about their particular interests, but this excitement is often masked by anxiety about the research process. I treat students as individuals with different backgrounds and learning styles and adapt my teaching style to both the learner and the specific research need. I share my enthusiasm for the process of researching to help students see that research is alive, fun, and an ever-changing process.

Please email or call me at 312.662.4240 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise

  • Reference librarianship
  • Library instruction
  • Thesis and dissertation research assistance

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)
    • Instruction Committee Member (2013-2016)
    • Co-chair, Instruction Committee (2015-2016)