.who i am
This is me:
I come from a big family in a small town in New York State’s Allegany County, and I wouldn’t change any of it for all of the anything you could give me. When I was eighteen, I decided that I’d outgrown the confines of provincial life, so I embarked on my post-secondary journey at Saint John Fisher College, a small private school in the shining metropolis of Rochester, New York. I spent some time in the journalism and education programs, but eventually decided on English writing. I am confident that it was one of the best decisions I’ve made thus far in my life. I accidentally stumbled upon librarianship while fulfilling my work study requirements for two years at Fisher. After graduation in 2007, I took a year off and started working in a coffee shop. It was a whole lot of fun, but it showed me just how much I belong in a library. When the year was up, I was insanely eager to start as a student of Syracuse University’s MS in Library and Information Science program, with a School Media Specialization.
My graduate experience was incredible. As a distance student, I learned even more than the MLIS curriculum provided: I forged digital relationships with classmates all over the country, and I learned how to network in my own area to seize valuable opportunities in any type of library that would have me. The program at Syracuse University fostered my enthusiasm for the profession, prepared me for the reality of embarking on my chosen career path, and reassured me that this is what I was born to do.
Once I officially became karen the librarian in May 2010, I moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The area is rich in culture and academia, and I’m very much looking forward to beginning my career here and becoming part of the community.
As far as hobbies are concerned, I like to consider myself a member of the “jack of all trades, master of none” club. I love reading, writing, learning stuff, sewing, singing and playing guitar, making people laugh, card games and board games, listening to music, helping others to the best of my abilities, spending time with my family and friends (although, who doesn’t?), finding places on earth unsaturated by man-made noise, taking pictures, honing my incredibly weak horticultural skills, not watching television, and making the perfect dry cappuccino.
For more details about me, check out my introductory post.
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