I currently work as a Library Assistant for Carver County Library in Minnesota while completing my Master of Library and Information Science degree through the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s online program. I previously staffed a large number of support roles for school library and media staff as a substitute teacher, in addition to working other jobs involving skills in collections management and research support, as well as volunteer work in digital archives (see my library résumé).

My LIS research interests concentrate on equity in access (from ensuring minority-language representation in collections policies to removing scholarly communication barriers in the developing world through open access and library publishing initiatives), as well as on fostering applied skills and global connections through the synergy of project-based learning in classrooms and crowdsourcing for digital libraries and archives. Bringing from my editorial background a passion for making things, I am also inspired by Rachel Ivy Clarke’s ideas on librarianship as a design discipline.