About

Hello. My name is Heather and I’m going to be a librarian. As of September 2015, I’m a new full-time grad student at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies in the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (LIS) program.

I’m an alumna of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where I studied Biochemistry for four years (1992-1996) but ended up getting my BA in English (with a dual concentration in pre-1800s English drama and Gender & Power in Literature) in 2001. Yes, there’s a story there, but it’s really long and involved, so I won’t go into it now.

For nine years, I pursued a career as a Marketing and Events Coordinator at an independent bookstore (which I really enjoyed) but eventually decided to pursue new adventures outside the retail sphere.

I was very excited to be accepted to the MS LIS program at Syracuse and to be chosen as one of five recipients of the Expect More Library Scholarship. Although I’m currently undecided between a future in a public or academic library, I hope to benefit the profession through my passion for community service and knowledge creation/facilitation.

I live in central New York with my husband and a large, possibly sentient, collection of books. When not studying, working, or blogging, I enjoy reading, film, theater, classical/jazz/blues music, museums, traveling with my husband, geeking out about sci-fi and sea creatures, and trying not to spoil my nieces and nephews too much.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Justin Hoenke September 15, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog and make sure you saw it! It wasn’t letting me reply (on my own blog?!?!?) so here I am!

    “Are you able to be more specific about what sorts of changes are happening, or is it too sensitive a topic to discuss publicly?” Yes of course! Changes to the collection (lots o’ weeding), changes to the policy, and changes just to the overall vibe of the library building and what the library does for a community. It’s all good! Sometimes it can just be tiring. I get a lot of the same questions about the change…”why change?”. It’s tiring to answer that time and time again but it is necessary to do so!

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    • Library Heather September 20, 2015 / 3:53 am

      So are you swimming against the current a lot? I’m so excited about the changes public libraries have been making. And although I am a major book-lover, I’m a fan of weeding and getting rid of outdated material. One can’t keep every book on the shelf forever. So, what’s your philosophy on what the library does (or should do) for the community?

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  2. Diana November 2, 2015 / 6:22 am

    Hello, Heather! It’s so great to have stumbled upon your blog! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts! 🙂 ~ Diana

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lisafab November 13, 2015 / 12:08 am

    Just saw you found me…I was actually a librarian at a public library for 9 years before I became a therapist…I have a MLS too! =)

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