Meet Our New Education and Outreach Librarian- Chris Childs


Chris Childs joined the Hardin Library Staff as Education and Outreach Librarian for Consumer and Public Health in late February. Chris comes to the University of Iowa from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at Odessa, where he began his career in health sciences libraries as an assistant director.

While working in Texas, Chris had the opportunity to do some outreach for the university and found that of all his responsibilities, this was his favorite. He is very excited about being part of the Hardin staff and having the opportunity to focus on outreach.

Chris enjoys traveling and has taken many trips across the country, spending most of his time in the National Parks. While he did live in Indiana for a few years, he didn’t have the opportunity to travel and explore this region of the country. He is looking forward to wandering around Iowa and the surrounding states.