Middle school Library
I am your school librarian, having an earned Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in San Jose California. I have worked as a middle school librarian for almost 12 years, and for over 6 years as the library director of the Ella Mac library at the old Si Tanka University in Huron.
My past teaching experiences include being an adjunct professor at Si Tanka University, and at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. I was also the Instructional Program Manager at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Before that I was the training petty officer for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Station New London Connecticut. and was an adjunct instructor at the USCG Reserve Training Center in Yorktown Virginia. While in the Coast Guard, I performed small boat search and rescue and taught small boat operations.
I have a B.A. in Religious Studies and was 6 credits shy on my B.A. degree in Classical Studies, both from Cleveland State University in Cleveland Ohio. I am a member of both the American Library Association (ALA) and the South Dakota Library Association (SDLA), and I serve on the SDLA Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) committee.