I am the digital librarian at Lindenwood Library, having been hired in the summer of 2012. I am not a complete stranger to Lindenwood, having served as an assistant professor of English for five years, before deciding to change careers in the fall of 2011. I have earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, with honors from the Pierre LaClede Honors College. I also earned an M.A. in Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the same university. In the winter of 2012, I began working on an M.S. in Library and Information Science at Drexel University’s iSchool.
I have been a long-time resident of the St. Charles area, but have traveled the U.S. extensively, having visited all fifty states. Growing up with a passion for travel, I hope to some day visit all seven continents, as well as the major sites of my favorite author’s life, J.R.R. Tolkien. And yes, my favorite work is Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, by far one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.
My own interested are varied and wide ranging, and include writing in several genres (poetry, creative non-fiction, epic fantasy, among others), reading, traveling, amateur astronomy, spirituality and philosophy, nature photography, gaming, woodworking, and far too many others to list. I hope to someday master a bow, and to build a log cabin by hand.
I have a deep passion for helping students on their search for knowledge, and hope that my efforts at Lindenwood Library can help make that process easier. Beyond managing the Lindenwood Library website, I also research new and emerging databases and digital resources, as well as ways to improve our online and physical services.