I have been interested in information ever since I was a little girl and would pore over reference books I found at the library and those we had at home — my favorites were the infographics of the day: the multi-colored maps of countries with their national products jumping off the page: fish, cows and cheese, automobiles, perhaps a steel manufacturing plant.
As a graduate student in library and information studies, I spent many hours in academic libraries and archives, marveling at and using the array of manuscript, print, digital, and electronic resources they offer, as I pursued concentrations in digital libraries, academic librarianship, and history of the book. I have also studied art librarianship and archival practice.
Today I am a library professional, and I am excited to be working with this vast bibliographic world — this incredible body of knowledge and literature — and helping to make this world accessible to the next generation of patrons.
On these pages you can read about my experience with digital, print, and archival collections, public history engagement, reference instruction, and information literacy research.
I earned my MLS in 2014; I also have a previous Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and extensive experience teaching English to adult learners at universities in the United States and abroad. I also have extensive experience as a professional copyeditor and proofreader.