Associate Director for Collection Services
MLS Indiana University, BA University of Virginia
I've been a librarian at Saint Michael's since 1996. Before coming to Vermont, I was a librarian at Indiana University, and a public librarian at urban libraries in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio.
I am responsible for collection management and acquisitions at the Library. I am particularly interested in evidence-based collection development.
• Presented "The Future is On Demand." New England Library Conference. Burlington, VT: October 3, 2011. (Link to: Book allocation spreadsheet)
• Presented "Libraries and eBook Readers" with Virgil Fuller. Vermont Library Conference. Colchester, VT: May 24, 2011.
• Presented "Reality is What You Make It: Collection Management in Two Vermont Academic Libraries" with Ben Johnson, Vermont Technical College. Vermont Library Conference. Colchester, VT: May 25, 2010.
• Presented “Let the Data Speak: Use Statistics and Collection Management.” Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. Charleston, SC: November 5, 2009. Article in Charleston Conference Proceedings 2009.
My interests and activities include spending time in the sun, raising two sons with my partner Sandra, throwing frisbee for our labradoodle & downhill skiing. Most played songs on my ipod are by Lucinda Williams & the Be Good Tanyas. I volunteer at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility helping to facilitate the Storybook project - incarcerated moms select children's books and make recordings reading the books to their children. The books and the recordings are sent as gifts to their children.
I am currently reading Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon and Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel.