Hello. My name is Heather and I’m going to be a librarian. I’m a 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 a part of the MS LIS program at Syracuse and to be chosen as a recipient of the Wilhelm Library Leadership Award (formerly known as the Expect More Scholarship). My current professional interests include public librarianship with a focus on innovation, community outreach, and youth services.
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.