What is your educational and/or professional background?
I went to Elon University for my undergraduate degree, where I majored in psychology with minors in teaching & learning and literature. While at Elon, I worked at their library which cemented my desire to work at a library. Other professional experiences have included working at local bookstores during the summer.
What led you to your field?
I grew up going to my local public library. I have always loved reading and knew I could not picture a future where I did not spend my workday surrounded by books. I enjoy doing research and helping patrons find what they are looking for.
What is your specialty within the Scholarly Commons?
I am a shift supervisor at Scholarly Commons. I supervise student assistants during weekend and evening hours. I also work on various projects within the department including working on LibGuides and scheduling.
What Scholarly Commons resource are you most excited to learn about?
I am most excited about learning about all the loanable technology that Scholarly Commons has to offer! It has been interesting getting to see the different options for equipment to check out and to learn the difference between them.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
I am still undecided on what kind of library I would like to work at after graduation. Right now, I am considering working at either an academic, community college or public library.