I am passionate about connecting people with information in an accurate, equitable, and ethical manner.
My path through field of information science began when I realized that librarians empower individuals. It was a simple, but striking, revelation: librarians help people find information; I like to help people find information; hey, I should become a librarian! I've found that there are numerous ways to help people navigate the myriad currents of the global knowledge pool, and one of the most challenging, and rewarding, methods I have traversed is the realm of metadata -- a love note to the future, indeed.
I have a passion (some might say compulsion) for making information more discoverable
and usable, connecting the user with the right information at the right time.
Policy, allocation, projections, and selection in a team environment.
RDA, AACRII, and CONSER; copy cataloging and batch processing.
Vendor selection, ordering, invoicing, receiving, and claiming.
Collections and usage; COUNTER, IPEDS, ACRL, CSU, and more.
Licensing, activation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, including ERM, OpenURL, and Discovery Layers.
Assist users with their information needs in a plethora of modes, including chat and LibGuides.
Pedagogy and practice in credit-bearing courses and one-shot course-integrated instruction.
Open Access, Open Educational Resources, copyright and intellectual property, and ethics.
“Technical services is a public service.”
“Librarians...become masters of data systems and human/computer interaction. Librarians can catalog anything from an onion to a dog’s ear. They could catalog you.”
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”
As an information professional and a librarian, I am committed to contributing to the worldwide pool of knowledge.
Here is a selection of my scholarship and service.
Let's talk about ALL THE THINGS.
I am happy to discuss whatever is on your mind!