Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. She recently graduated with a PhD in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop their instructor/facilitator skills. To her, understanding motivation is key to helping others learn and grow. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.