Austin has been the director of the public library in Bloomfield, Indiana since 2013. Since 2011, he also has taught for Ivy Tech Community College in the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) associates level program. Austin started teaching in this program during the fall 2015 semester. He got his start in libraries at the age of 16, and has since worked in various library jobs for public libraries in Mitchell, Bedford, Brownsburg, and Monroe County. In addition, he spent time working in technical services/serials and library technology while a student at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. Besides library and information science, distance education is a big area of interest to him.