San José Campus Librarian
125 S. Market St., #200
San José, CA 95113
What I do
As one of of two librarians in the San José Campus Library, I help undergraduate and graduate students with research in Counseling Psychology, Education, Information Systems, Nursing and Public Administration programs. I design and deliver library instruction and help maintain our library.
I’m a Bay Area native who’s lived overseas and went to high school in Michigan and Southern California. After earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas-Austin, I worked as a reporter. Like many reporters who ran for the lifeboats during the newspaper industry’s precipitate decline, I went back to school to train for a new career, finishing my Master of Library & Information Science degree from San José State University in December 2010. I have worked as a page at Roseville Public Library in 2009 and as a cataloger for the Sausalito Historical Society in 2010. In 2011 and 2012, I was both a library assistant at USF’s San José Campus and a library specialist in Stanford University Libraries’ LOCKSS program. I gleefully returned to USF-San José as a librarian in January 2013.
A background in writing and editing and a love of local and regional history lead to a book contract with Arcadia Publishing. As a Library & Collections volunteer, I catalog historical photographs at Filoli, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site in Woodside.