I have a simple mission in life, both personally and professionally:
“To live a fun, purposeful, and extraordinary life, and make a positive contribution to the world by inspiring and empowering others to do the same”.
I use my work as an academic librarian and higher education leader to create services and programs that educate and inspire our students and faculty. I strive to develop a work environment where the people I work with are being supported and nurtured to achieve their potential.
I conduct research in areas that would give me insight into how I could achieve my vision of inspiring and empowering others. My research interests include organizational development, goal setting, leadership, wellness, negotiation, narrative and storytelling, survey methodology, and market research.
I am intellectually curious and my broad educational background illustrates my propensity for synergistic thinking. In addition to a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, I earned a M.S. in Information Studies from Florida State University, and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Hollins University, and recently completed a M.A. in Survey Research at University of Connecticut (12/2017).
Selected as American Library Association (ALA)’s Emerging Leader in 2009, I am highly engaged in serving my profession. I am currently an elected ALA Councilor at Large (2015-2018).