I started working in libraries as the master of study carrels at Brigham Young University’s law school library. Since then I have worked at law firm libraries in Lexington, KY and Lancaster, PA. I also spent some time working in a small academic library and on the vendor side for an ILS provider. I am currently working at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, WA where I started as a reference librarian. I now manage a team of 8 as the firm’s Research Services Manager.
I have been active in professional associations like SLA since beginning my MLIS program at the University of Kentucky in 2008. A proud member of the Kentucky Chapter, I have also served in the Philadelphia Chapter on its Employment Committee and as the Vendor Relations Chair for the Pacific Northwest Chapter. I served as Editor of the Legal Division Docket (formerly the Legal Division Quarterly) from 2012 to 2014 and have served on the Legal Division’s Grant Committee. I served on the Legal Division Board from 2014 – 2017, serving as the Legal Division Chair in 2016. Most recently, I served on the 2019 Annual Conference Advisory Council. I am also a member of AALL where I am currently on the Programming Committee for the Asian American Law Librarians Caucus.
I have a MLIS from the University of Kentucky and a BA from Brigham Young University. I am a lifelong member of the Big Blue Nation and spend way too much time thinking about basketball. I also enjoy reading, road trips, grilled cheese sandwiches and my sneaker collection.
I believe participation and leadership in SLA is important for three reasons. First, as a way to give back to an association of people who have given so much to me. Second, to further develop my leadership and people skills in order to one day take over the world 😉. Third, to inspire everyone else to do the same. I am committed to doing all I can do to continue the SLA tradition of fostering relationships and creating an ideal environment for skills development and forward the profession.