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 usage-driven and patron-driven collection development.
• Presented "The Future is On Demand." New England Library Conference. Burlington, VT: October 3, 2011.
• 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.
In my free time I spend time in the sun, listen to country music, raise two sons with my partner Sandra and throw frisbee for our labradoodle and bichon-poodle.
I volunteer at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility helping to facilitate the Storybook project - incarcerated moms select children's books and make recordings of themselves reading the books. The books and the recordings are sent as gifts to their children.
I am currently reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman.