Megan Benson joined Binghamton University Libraries in August 2018 as the Instructional Outreach Librarian. She teaches UNIV 180A Critical Research Skills and is in charge of the Libraries social media accounts, @bingulibraries. Prior to coming to Binghamton, Megan received her master’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she studied Medieval and Early Modern British women. After graduating from Nebraska, Megan taught history at Valencia College for six years and worked as a clerk at the Herndon branch of the Orange County Library System in Orlando, Florida.
Having decided that Florida was too hot for her, she returned home to Upstate New York and worked as a Reference Assistant at Mann Library at Cornell University. While there, she completed her master’s degree in library science, with a concentration in cultural heritage and preservation from Syracuse University.
Megan was recently awarded an Early Career Librarian scholarship to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Cleveland, Ohio this April. The conference will provide an her opportunity to collaborate with other academic librarians and strengthen her skills in library instruction, information literacy and outreach.
Megan’s research interests include instruction, mental health, outreach and social media.
Megan is a certified yoga instructor with certificates in yoga nidra and standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga. She loves college football, Harry Potter and sending snail mail to her out-of-state friends.