I earned my Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington.
My first librarian position was Liaison Librarian for the Sciences at Dickinson College. After that, I moved to Chicago to work at DePaul University, first as their Electronic Resources Librarian and then as their Coordinator of Collections.
I'm interested in the intersection of library science and disability studies, and my current research focuses on exploring the needs, hopes, and expectations of university students with disabilities in regards to online documentation about academic libraries' accessibility resources, services, and facilities.
I'm also interested in exploring mechanisms for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of systematic review search strategy.
I am the liaison librarian for the five departments within the College of the Applied Health Sciences: Biomedical & Health Information Sciences, Disability & Human Development Studies, Kinesiology & Nutrition, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. This means I am available to faculty and students in the Applied Health Sciences for consultation for their research projects and course assignments, and I am also available to work with classes.
Please contact me if you would like to set up an appointment or schedule a library instruction session.