“My love of art historical research, old books, and finding the right resources for folks set me on the path to library school, and I have been loving every minute of it.”
I’m so pleased to be given the chance to serve you all as your new CMS manager! I’m currently a second year MLIS student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool and a new member of ArLiSNAP. I have my bachelor’s degree in Art History and French, and I was fortunate to take an Art Librarianship course last semester where my two instructors (both active ARLIS/NA members) talked up the organization and ignited my interest in getting involved.
Before going to library school, I worked for almost a decade in craft coffee and in various roles at a small, independent bookstore. My love of art historical research, old books, and finding the right resources for folks set me on the path to library school, and I have been loving every minute of it. I’m focusing in rare books, special collections, and art librarianship, and my subject area interests are in the history of the book and print culture, art history, folklore, and material culture.
I’m excited by the possibilities of using digital tools to facilitate interesting research projects, and have a keen interest in the digital humanities. I’ve been interested in web design and information architecture since I was a kid (at the dawn of Web 2.0!) and have been fortunate enough to have the support and the time to learn various coding and web design skills. I’m excited to put those to use in the CMS manager position.
I currently work as a library assistant at the iSchool Library at UW-Madison and as a teaching assistant. In my spare time, I love to play my guitar, write, hike, and ride my bike. A likely place to find me is sitting in a park with a book, at least when it’s nice out!
All the best,