reference and instruction librarian
Robert L. Bogomolny Library
affiliate professor, Division of Science, Information Arts & Technologies
M.L.S., Indiana University – Indianapolis
B.A., Indiana University – Bloomington
My love of research, design, and service to others led me to librarianship. Connecting people with resources makes my day and I love helping people find new sources related to old ideas.
My undergraduate studies in Comparative Literature and in Slavic Languages and Literature (Russian) focused on the connections between cultural artifacts and social or political movements. I was fortunate to minor in Art History and to apply those studies to my previous role as a liaison for visual arts and education. I find that my understanding of art and literature helps me find resources for patrons from a variety of backgrounds. Critical textual analysis also helped me develop analytical skills that I use to devise better search strategies, produce research, and understand patron requests.
I’m currently learning about user experience in the Information and Interaction Design program at The University of Baltimore. My experience as a k-12 teaching assistant, instruction librarian, and art outreach facilitator helped me build a foundational understanding of applied pedagogy. I’m a practitioner of Universal Design for Learning, a Montessori advocate, and I like to incorporate new learning strategies into my practice. I’m especially interested in the neurological and psychological aspects of instruction, learning, and service.