Associate Head, Collection Management
North Carolina State University Libraries
Box 7111, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 513-0654
Fax: (919) 513-1108
Born and lived: South Carolina. All over the South, Colorado, Missouri. Currently in Raleigh, NC.
Early life: Educational training in botany (plant systematics) followed by library science.
Professional career and activities:
2003-2004 – Master of Library Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
1998-2001 – Master of Science in Biology, with focus in Botany (molecular & morphological systematics), University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
• Organization for Tropical Studies course in tropical plant systematics, Costa Rica
• Field work conducted in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba
1992-1996 – Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, (Minors: Geology and Chemistry), Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
In my spare time: Gardening, spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite books: The Plant-Book by Mabberley, guides on plants, gardening, and cooking.
Most memorable career achievement: In my career as a librarian, I’ve really enjoyed working at the NCSU Libraries! When I was studying botany, I was lucky to be able to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to collect plant specimens where I learned to climb trees and met some of the most humble and generous people in the world.
Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: I’d hope that librarians (myself included) are considered integral to the process of research and scholarship (more than gatekeepers of the end products of scholarship), and that we have robust educational and professional development opportunities to enable us to be continuously and well-trained to build a wealth of successes in that role.