Hi. I'm a librarian and musician with varied interests. I was born in Northern Ohio and grew up in central Florida. I spent one year abroad in Florence, Italy, and now I'm living in Atlanta, GA.
Some of my work interests are public perceptions of libraries (and librarians), library anxiety, and progressive librarianship. I was chosen as a 2015 Scholar for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship and will be researching some of these topics in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Outside of work, some of my interests are...
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I've been playing guitar and writing songs since 2003. Here's a compilation of home demos I put together:
THE YOUNG AND THE ELDER is where I currently shred guitar. You can hear our debut EP, Dreams, and some live tracks on Soundcloud. Scott and I also did an interview with ArtistFirst radio in June 2015.
THE HUMAN ASCENSION was a raucous hip-hop rock band in Tallahassee, FL. It's the reason my pedalboard grew from 3 to 12 boxes.
THESE GNARLY BEASTS is an online collaborative band I put together in 2010.
I see writing as an act of discovery. I enjoy blogging, writing about music, and (more recently) writing essays and fiction.
IGNORANCE MADE US HUNGRY has been my main personal blog since 2004. (It's gone through a couple of name changes...)
DECKLED | EDGES is a library blog I started in 2014.
WHAT WOULD JUSTIN READ? is where I sometimes remember to post the great things I read online.
QUID PRO QUOTE is where I put all the great quotes I read.
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I'm an early-career librarian with experience in both public and academic libraries. Full resume available upon request.
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