Merinda Kaye Hensley is Associate Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works as part of the team in the Scholarly Commons, a digital scholarship center that serves the emerging research and technology needs of scholars in data services, digital humanities, digitization, and scholarly communication. She teaches, coordinates and provides leadership for the Savvy Researcher, an open workshop series addressing advanced research and information management needs of graduate students and faculty. Merinda has developed curriculum and taught for the School of Information Sciences at Illinois, LIS 590AE: Information Literacy and Instruction and Practice and is teaching IS 458 in Fall 2018. She is active in ACRL, currently serving as Chair of the Instruction Section (2017-2018). She also recently served as Chair of the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee and the Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group (Inaugural Co-Convener). She is a past member of the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Task Force, the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, and the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force that wrote the ACRL Framework. Merinda presents nationally and internationally on her research, incorporating scholarly communication into information literacy instruction and improving teaching skills of new librarians.