I’m a librarian at the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, where I’ve been working on initiatives like a healthy eating program called Red Hook Eats its Greens, a BYOB book club at the record shop on Van Brunt, job readiness services, and of course  digital skills training, reader’s advisory, reference services, and collection development.

I earned my Master’s in Library and Information Science montalbano_michellefrom Simmons College in the summer of 2016. Prior to starting the program, I worked in the publishing industry in New York, and in my spare time, I am still a writing tutor, editor, and literary consultant.

I have also lent my skills to Brown University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy, and the Newport Historical Society. I was the Communications Coordinator for the Simmons College arts librarianship organization, and I received my B.A. in Literature and Religious Studies from Marlboro College in Vermont.