Hathaway Brown School
What are some things you like about your job or working in libraries in general?
I love the the range of activities. One hour I could be quietly cataloging and the next I could be working with my students on an interactive dance research project.
What’s a project or committee you’re working on right now that you’re excited about?
Most recently, I have been working with our dance teacher and 6th grade on social issue dances. The students have been researching issues, such as child labor, within our library resources to educate their dance process and create artist statements. It has been really amazing to watch 6th graders change these facts and opinions around their issues into movement and dance. I love being part of these unique projects.
What got you interested in libraries?
My parents will tell you stories of three-year-old me playing Library Lady and story time with my stuffed toys. In undergrad, I fell into libraries while pursuing my love for art history as an intern at the Cleveland Museum of Art Ingalls Library- it opened many doors for me.
What is one of your favorite things about NMRT?
While attending ALA2017 by myself, NMRT allowed me to connect with other members and create friendships with librarians across the country.
Do you have any advice for other new librarians?
Be open to new adventures and know that there is no cookie cutter librarian.