My road in life took a while to figure out.
At 19 I realized that my life-long dream of being a film maker was no longer my dream.
Took a silly part-time job at a library to pass time until I figured out what was next.
Celebrated Banned Books Week and my love of libraries and information sharing started to grow.
I got promoted. Twice. I was now the highest position I could be without having a masters degree.
A librarian I respected encouraged me to pursue the degree because I would make an awesome librarian.
After 7 years of working in a library, it was now my mission to get that degree.
I moved. Started school full time, and found another wonderful library job.
June 2013 I graduated with my Masters. Looking forward to my next adventure.
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Outreach services

I connect people with information and advocate the free exchange of ideas.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I don't really have a typical work day, because every day is slightly different. The only constant is emails. Today I am working on a blog post about our new Open Education collection, copy editing the website, working on a research paper, gathering materials for an open-house event this weekend, promoting Banned Books Week and ordering some new books. Tomorrow is unknown.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Be curious. You don't have to know everything, but you have to want to know everything.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should go for it. I was very fortunate to have an amazing support system of friends and family. Even when I had self doubt, I had a cheering section to build me back up."

Challenges I Overcame

Going back to school after a long break