Susan Beck is a professor at New Mexico State University where she has held department head positions in reference and access services and has served as head of instruction as well as collection development coordinator. She currently specializes in reference, library services, and library instruction. She has taught the library’s general education information literacy course on rotation since 1997. Beck has served on several of the university’s general education committees, including chairing the general education assessment committee. She is the incoming vice-chair of the university faculty senate. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College, a master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in linguistics from Ohio University.