Library person. Geek person. Extrovert person. Person about whom other adjectives apply.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
– St. Augustine
Libraries are a place where, by the accidents of time, place, and circumstance, we are able t
o work within our community to do good and help others. Libraries can help bridge divides by creating a safe place for informal education, exploration, and connection. Long ago, I started working in libraries because I loved books. I ended up in libraries because I love people.
Hobbies and interests include community development, WordPress development, fairy tale origins, Excel spreadsheets (weird, I know), baking way more than I should ever eat, the alchemy of cocktails and good beer, and probably too much Dungeons and Dragons. If you enter the world of my social media, you have been warned (pleasantly!).
I currently work as a Youth Services Librarian at a small suburban library, but I’ve done a bit of everything at a smattering of libraries around the Pittsburgh area, including academic and public libraries (check out my résumé for more detail). I think that libraries are centers of community and informal education, and think a lot about how we can measure that outside of program numbers and circulation stats, especially for youth services.
Outside of work, I’m enjoying learning about fine whiskey, good cocktails, and great people.