In January, Seth Perkins was hired by Laramie County Community College for its Albany County Campus. As the sole ACC Faculty Librarian he is responsible for the campus library, teaching courses, and managing campus tutoring services.
Perkins is a product of Wyoming’s higher education system. He grew up in Torrington and attended Eastern Wyoming College and later graduated from Casper College. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wyoming and his Master of Library and Information Science from San José State University.
Prior to taking the LCCC post, Perkins lived in the Fort Collins/Loveland area since 2010 with my his wife and three daughters (all three under the age of five!) For the past eight years he has worked in various capacities in education and librarianship, getting his feet wet at the Loveland Public Library working in their Technology and Innovation Department, and later in the Technical Services Department. Most recently, he was the Librarian and a General Education Instructor at CollegeAmerica Fort Collins, CO.
“The opportunity to come back to Wyoming and raise my family in Laramie was one that I could not pass up,” Seth said. “I plan to work toward building an innovative and engaging space for our academic community—a place for the interaction of knowledge, people, and technologies.”
He envisions offering and integrating library resources, more specifically emerging technologies, into various courses offered on campus, and through the library. “An example would be working towards acquiring and subsequently structuring a 3D printing program,” he said, and added, “It’s an exciting time to be a librarian.”
He loves his new environment. “The Laramie County Community College Albany County Campus is a wonderful community. It’s an atmosphere that feels like home and where everyone is family. It’s an amazing place for students to begin/continue their higher education journey.”