I have been at Haverford College since 2000 when I began working in Magill Library as a cataloging/serials assistant in the Collection Management and Metadata Services department. As a cataloging/serials assistant, I cataloged library materials and processed periodicals and newspapers. Currently, as the Visual Resources Librarian, I spend much of my time creating and cataloging digital images to support instruction at Haverford. Before coming to Haverford College, I worked in a variety of academic and special libraries in Philadelphia including a center city law firm library, Holy Family University library, and Temple University Health Sciences library. I began my library work in Pattee Library at Penn State where I worked as a student assistant at the circulation desk while studying for a B.A. in English. Since that first library job at Penn State, my library work has increasingly focused on cataloging and metadata over the years, more recently with an emphasis on art and photography. I am currently a member of the College Art Association and have attended digital photography classes at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
In addition to librarianship, my interests include baking sweet treats (I prefer vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing), gardening (I love moonflowers), and reading fiction (my favorite authors include Thomas Hardy, T.C Boyle, and Haruki Murakami).
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in English, Pennsylvania State University