Institution: Athens Technical College
Born and Lived: Hillsborough NC/Burlington, NC/Raleigh, NC/Chapel Hill, NC/Greensboro, NC/Gastonia,NC/Indian Trail, NC/Comer, GA
- High School — Alamance County NC
- BA-Business Management — NC State University
- MLIS — UNC at Greensboro
Professional Career and Activities: Queens University (Charlotte) Cataloger/Interim Director 1989-1995
- Athens Technical College (Georgia) Librarian 1995-2010
- Athens Technical College (Georgia), Director of Library Services 2011-Present
- President, Georgia Library Association 2010
Family: Parents & Sister and family in NC; Partner, 2 dogs, 5 cats in GA
In My Spare Time: Kiss puppies and kitties, travel–love Yellowstone and Bryce Canyon bestest! Okay and Paris!! Watch True Blood, Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Enjoy eating at Athens, GA restaurants!
Favorite Books: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Charlotte’s Web, Sharon Kay Penman’s Here Be Dragons, Lisa See’s Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Little Women and all the rest…, To Kill a Mockingbird, Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Far Pavillion, The Glass Palace, and The Glass House, The God of Small Things, And Ladies of the Club, Clan of the Cave Bear, The Camel Bookmobile, Trumpet of the Swan,….and best of all…The Story of Ferdinand
Pet Peeves: No peeves about pets. They do no wrong!! 🙂
When I hear anyone say that a librarian or staff member (whether at my library or another) was not nice or helpful!!! Unacceptable!!! We are the nicest most helpful people in the world!
Philosophy: “Free to Be” — on license plate and tatoo– so I guess I’m a follower of Marlo Thomas!
Most Memorable Career Achievement: President of the Georgia Library Association, 2010
Goals I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: To provide a library that is successful in meeting the needs of our students, faculty and staff! Beautiful, comfortable, with accessible resources and lots of study areas, and all the best technology available to them!
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: Exciting time and who knows? That is why I am attending the Charleston Conference! Expecting electronic resources to be easier to access and use. They will be everything and libraries are still necessary to provide access and for academic libraries