I am Web Services Librarian at Lansing Community College Library in Lansing, Michigan. At LCC, I coordinate the library website, work at the Reference desk, assist with virtual reference, teach information literacy, and do collection development. I am a liaison to Speech, ESOL, Developmental Writing, and English. I enjoy the variety in my job at LCC Library and love the community college environment.
I came to LCC from Hagerty Library at Drexel University where I worked as an evening Reference Librarian. I also worked as a Reference Librarian at Camden Free Public Library in Camden, New Jersey where I taught basic computer classes for seniors, set up a teen corner, and developed a collection about Puerto Rico to serve the local community. In 2011, the downtown branch of Camden Free Public Library sadly shut down due to lack of funding.
I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and moved back to the area when my husband got a job at Michigan State University. I have spent time in Zimbabwe, Indonesia, and Brazil and enjoy learning about different languages and cultures. Before becoming a librarian, I taught English as a Second Language. I earned a B.A. in English from Macalester College and an M.A. in TESOL and M.S. in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.