I am a recent (May 2007) Library and Information Science graduate from Emporia State University, though I am from Lawrence, Kansas. I dreamed of working at the Beineke when I was a little girl, which is pretty weird when you’re 9, but it turns out that it makes things far easier when the time comes to decide on a career path.
I am currently the Project Archivist for Athletics and Recreation at the University of Denver in Colorado. It’s an amazing job, I’m learning so much, and am very relieved to be able to verify that I actually did go to graduate school for something that I will want to do for the rest of my life (or at least the forseeable future).
I am the only child of two information professionals (not to mention the niece of a third) and I decided not to buck tradition. Unoriginality works for me. I have one fantastic boyfriend, a great dad, two pillow-gnashing puppies, and, until relatively recently, at least nine barn cats. Yes, I lived on a farm. In Kansas. If you’d like to have a sense of how I feel about the current creationism v. evolution debate, take a gander at this t-shirt I just bought.
I love helping people, reading, tinkering with teh intarwebs, seasons 1-5 of Gilmore Girls, good coffee, my personalized Google homepage, men who can build useful things, shoes I can’t afford, classic Hollywood cinema, reading about/researching/writing/discussing history, and staring at the mountains from the library conference room.
Oh, and did I mention…shoes?