Like most librarians in the PCC library, I am a generalist. I spend much of my time teaching people who ask me a simple question like “Where can I find three scholarly articles on restitution?” how to really think about what they are looking for; then where to look for it and how to find it; and finally how to figure out if what they find is really useful to them. I work at the library’s research help desk, I meet with classes to show students how the library can help them accomplish their research, and I also teach a one-credit class on doing research, including how to use the library and the Internet effectively.
I am active in professional information literacy groups in Portland and around Oregon . Working in the library at PCC is my dream job. My professional goal is for our students to become life-long readers and thinkers, and for them to recognize any library as a place meant for them, to use and enjoy.