Member of the Month

Dale Solberg – 05/2016

Dale W. Solberg is the Director of the Learning Resource Center at Epic Bible College and Graduate School (FTE: 200) in Sacramento, CA. Dale has been a member of ACL since 1992.

Describe yourself using a book title: The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think like Jesus by Brennan Manning

What’s the best thing about being a librarian? Discovering information and helping others discover!

What are you currently reading? The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David G. Brenner

Describe ACL in three words: Family/Professional/Spiritual

How do you, as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? I hope that I am viewed as an educator and equal to other faculty members. I truly feel affirmed by my faculty colleagues at Epic for my contributions to the academic processes.

I began my career as a librarian… in Fall, 1975-Summer 1977. I was a student at Mayville College, and I was enrolled in the Library Science minor. It was required for library minors to work 20 hours a week in the Brynes-Quanbeck Library ($2.00 an hour!). I checked in and displayed periodicals, processed books, served at the Circulation and Reserve Desk, and inventoried the Reference collection.

How were you introduced to ACL? I found an issue of The Christian Librarian with the display periodicals in the Library Science Library 25 years ago when I was enrolled in the ALA MLIS at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I replied to a job announcement to serve at Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN. I was hired by Director of Library Services, Sheila Carlblom. Sheila had me active in ACL immediately!

What do you value about ACL? I value the friendships and relationships in ACL. I have life-time (and eternal!) friends and colleagues.