Amy Wallace comes to CSU Channel Islands from UC San Diego where she was the Assistant Department Head for Public Services at the Social Science and Humanities Library. There she helped to implement user centered services, which included upgrading the library instruction classroom, securing more public access terminals, and leading the team that planned for the next generation of public services computing in the libraries. Prior to her position in San Diego, Amy was the Team Leader for Digital Libraries and the Reference and Instruction Librarian for gender studies and religion at the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges. There she led special project teams that created an interactive online tutorial, designed a wireless classroom, the passport orientation program, and conducted focus groups to assess student needs.
Amy received her M.A. in history from San Diego State University and her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. Her research focuses on using technology and active learning to enhance library instruction and improve research skills. She is actively involved in the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Southern California Instruction Librarians Interest Group.
Amy is a native Californian, and has lived all over the state. She is married to David Wallace, a high school history teacher and water polo coach. They have a young son, who keeps them very busy now that he is walking.