I am a librarian dedicated to providing exceptional information services to all users and teaching them the skills necessary for success in both academics and the real world. I highly value creativity, collaboration, and innovation – and I believe that lifelong learning and information literacy are vital 21st Century skills.
Currently, I work as an information literacy fellow at the UMKC Miller Nichols research library, and also as academic library assistant and evening supervisor at MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Mabee Library. I hold a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Ball State University.
I have a diverse range of experiences in the information profession – including working in a public library, a historical society archive, and a detention center library, in addition to my current academic positions. My success in each of these positions demonstrates my commitment to providing the best possible information services for all user-groups.
When I am not engaged in my work, I especially enjoy spending time with his family and friends, traveling, playing music, reading, and writing novels. I thoroughly enjoy both tea and coffee, and I always appreciate a clever pun.