I am a librarian dedicated to providing exceptional information services to all users and teaching students the research skills necessary for success in both academics and the real world. I highly value creativity, collaboration, and innovation – and I believe that information literacy is a vital 21st Century skill.
Currently, I work as the Reference & Instructional Librarian at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, North Carolina. I am also heavily involved in the network of North Carolina librarians, including participation in professional organizations and groups such as NCLA, NCCCLA, NC Live, and NC-LITe. My primary research focuses include games & learning, digital technologies, and scholarly communications.
Previously, I worked as an information literacy fellow at the UMKC Miller Nichols research library, and also as academic library assistant and evening supervisor at MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Mabee Library. I hold a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Ball State University. I have also worked in a public library, a historical society archive, and a detention center library.
When I am not engaged in my work, I especially enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, playing music, reading, and writing novels. I thoroughly enjoy both tea and coffee, and I always appreciate a clever pun.