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 as a reference librarian.
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 am currently 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 am also a member of AALL.
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 new but rapidly growing sneaker collection.
I want to advance in leadership in the law librarianship profession for three reasons. First, as a way to give back to an association of people who have given so much to me. Second, to 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 tradition of fostering relationships and creating an ideal environment for skills development and forward the profession.