You're going to need a bigger boat
After completing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, with a focus in popular romance fiction and gender studies, I decided to explore my love of knowledge and research further through a second master's degree in Library and Information Science.
Outside of the classroom, I am a Board Relations Strategist for the University of Chicago and a volunteer Reference Administrator/Specialist for the ipl2 and Invertebrates Reprint Librarian for The Field Museum.
I live in Chicago, IL with my two cats, an extensive horror movie collection, and a large library of books.
My Philosophy Statement
As an Information Professional I believe:
- in the freedom of information,
- that our future will be shaped by technology so we must embrace all that it has to offer,
- in the importance of collaboration, organization, and dissemination of information, and
- that an information professional is both a gatekeeper and a tour guide, able to open new doors and showcase exciting worlds.
My professional interests:
- After completing a graduate class on popular romance fiction I fell in love with the genre and wrote my thesis on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander
- My MLIS concentration is in digital libraries with an interest in virtual reference services, social media, and technology
- As a board relations strategist my focus is in information management, communications, systems analysis and design, and digital libraries
- I volunteer as a Reference Administrator for the ipl2
My personal interests:
- I love all things horror related, especially Halloween
- When I have free time I prefer to read and antique shop
- I spend most of my summer at my cottage in Michigan attempting to read, relax, and write
- I have an extensive Star Wars collection
- I am a history fanatic and will read or watch anything dealing with the Tudor dynasty
- Some of my favorite authors include: Jane Austen, George R. R. Martin, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Jonathon Maberry, Diana Gabaldon, and Kathy Reichs