Professional Career and Activities: I have worked at Perkins Library at Duke University for nearly 20 years and have worked in Collection Development since 2000. My training is in French Renaissance Literature. I am currently the subject librarian for philosophy and I especially enjoy working on the reference desk, working with students, and heading up TRLN Collaborative Journal Retention Archive.
In My Spare Time: I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, watching foreign films, sewing, and knitting.
Favorite Books: Great Expectations, The Way to Cook, and Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas,Yeats, and Frost.
Pet Peeves: Failure to use turn signals. Loud cell phone use in public spaces.
Philosophy: One day at a time.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Overseeing the Perkins Relocation Group, responsible for the move of over 100,000 items to the Library Service Center.
Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Becoming an excellent subject librarian for a variety of fields.
How/Where I See the Industry in Five Years: The essential role of libraries will not change; we will continue to be knowledge brokers and will be increasingly relevant.
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