Robyn Clark-Bridges

Evening Library Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Robyn Clark-Bridges

Evening Library Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"Be·ru̱·fung:"

a) German noun, translated in English to "vocation;"

b) peculiar term often heard at Wartburg College's campus between 1977-1981; and

c) strong sense of calling to a particular occupation or work setting.

Twenty of my twenty-four years of library service have been invested within four distinct private college settings (including one consistently ranked nationally among the top 100); I was fortunate to learn from eight library directors. Multiple revisits of the books "Sacred Stacks" and "Colleges That Change Lives" reaffirm I discovered my personal "berufung." The healing growth, supportive community, and intellectual rigor potentially realized within a faith-based private college setting? Unparalleled.

I embrace the "growth vs. fixed mindset" approach to learning and applaud Brene Brown's vulnerability research. I understand an academic library's main function is to support the institutional mission while teaching essential information/digital literacy and critical thinking skills. "We" prepare students to become servant-leaders and fully engaged citizenry for a lifetime.

I hunger for challenges to more fully utilize my background, training, and skill sets.

Welcome -- visit my links to get to know me better!

  • Work
    • Mount Mercy University
  • Education
    • University of Iowa
    • Wartburg College