Before coming to work at UIC in May 2016, I worked in a variety of library settings, including a large research university, a community college, and a small liberal arts college.
I got interested in librarianship while completing a dissertation on national identity, sexuality, and art in Victorian travel narratives about Italy. I have over ten years of academic teaching experience as a librarian, writing consultant, and instructor, including responsibility for credit-bearing courses on information literacy, rhetoric & composition, and literature.
I am a Reference & Liaison Librarian in the Research Services & Resources Department of the library. As the library liaison to the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics, I support the learning and research needs of students and faculty in relevant departments through course-integrated instruction, research consultations, and acquiring and maintaining relevant library resources.
If you are a student, you can talk to me about:
If you are a faculty member in LCSL or a related department, you can talk to me about:
My research interests center on how people make sense of information and navigate information environments, particularly as that relates to information literacy pedagogy and assessment, mental models of novice and expert researchers, and library user experience.