CS-SIS/PEGA-SIS Member Spotlight: Becka Rich

The Computing-Services Special Interest Section is made up of awesome law librarians doing interesting things.   The CS-SIS Member Spotlight is designed to shine light on our membership so that we can learn more about each other and stay connected.

The intersections between Special Interest Sections offer opportunities to expand our horizons and build on each other’s knowledge. The following member spotlight is written by Eve Ross, a member of Professional Engagement, Growth & Advancement Special Interest Section (PEGA-SIS), and focuses on Becka Rich, a member of both CS-SIS and PEGA-SIS (and ALL-SIS and RIPS-SIS and the Jewish Law Caucus).

CS-SIS/PEGA-SIS Member Spotlight: Becka Rich

Making Learning Fun

Becka Rich is Senior Associate Director and Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University.

Like many members of CS-SIS, Becka Rich is an early adopter. What she especially enjoys about her CS-SIS membership is the opportunity to learn about the newest technologies. By the same token, she was one of the earliest members of PEGA-SIS and has enjoyed watching this newest SIS develop its vision and gain its footing.

Becka believes librarians have a duty to mentor. She enjoys the opportunities PEGA-SIS offers to meet people who are new to the profession, and she works to provide them information through the PEGA-SIS blog. Similarly, she has presented at CS-SIS’ Cool Tools Café, showcasing the latest developments in technology to other law librarians.

As one interesting part of her work, Becka uses Twine to create “choose your own adventure” games that teach legal research skills. Her ambition is to create more games like this one that she created, to help students master concepts such as Boolean searching and researching administrative law.

In her personal life, she has recently completed a crochet AT-AT (from Star Wars) and is now working on a crochet Death Star (also from Star Wars). Becka is perfecting a recipe for sourdough bread, and read 150 books in 2017.