What’s your earliest memory?
Mine involves books, of course. My journey in librarianship began as a child, attending my town’s youth library club daily after school. From read alouds to career preparation, my library served as a safe space for exploration and growth. Whenever I visit my hometown, I always remember to stop at the library and breathe. The comforting aromas of paper and possibilities mix effortlessly with community conversation and celebration.
I feel fortunate to have had this experience, and I have since contributed to countless public, academic, and specialized libraries. These unique places that foster both discovery and refuge shaped me into a civic-minded information professional, committed to cultivating the next generation of library advocates —or, what I like to call, “Library Club 2.0.” I hope you’ll join us!
Areas of expertise and research interests:
& Professional Development
& Research Assistance
Instructional Design, Distance Learning, & Cocurricular Learning
I can help you:
Get your research project organized, select trustworthy resources for your project, and provide you with editorial feedback.
Review your library’s public presence, and help you design an advocacy strategy unique to your library community.
Develop cocurricular learning experiences for library student employees, and liven up your library instruction.
Write and edit professional emails, newsletters, scholarly content, and even your memoir!
Design graphics and websites for your portfolios, projects, and organizations.
Assess your library’s departmental workflows and training materials, then help you design even stronger ones.
Plan programming and discussions relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion — tailored to your specific community.
Find your next book in any genre you wish to explore, and provide you with multimedia resources to help you engage deeply.
Organize your short and long-term professional and personal goals so that they are more achievable.
Connect you with people from my interdisciplinary network of professionals for collaboration.