Our Star of the Week for June 30, 2011, came from the 2010 Charleston Conference First Time Attendee Profiles.
Job Title: Reference Acquisitions Librarian
Organization: Edison State College
Born and Lived: Born in Charleston South Carolina. I lived in Charleston until moving to Fort Myers, Florida eight years ago.
Professional Career and Activities: I worked as a Media Specialist Assistant for Charleston County School District for eight years before moving to Fort Myers, Florida. I have worked for Edison State College for six years as an acquisitions clerk and was promoted to Librarian upon completing my MLS last January.
Family: I am married with two grown daughters and two grandpets.
In My Spare Time: I love to read, garden and do community service.
Favorite Books: Anything by Catherine Cookson, children and young adult literature
Pet Peeves: Nasty houses
Philosophy: Always keep your emotions in check.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Earning my Masters in Library Science and becoming a faculty member at Edison State College.
Goal I Hope To Achieve Five Years from Now: A doctorate in Curriculum Development
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years?: More hands on interaction assisting patrons with accessing electronic resources and navigating technical issues.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.