I’m a Reference Librarian at the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library’s archives and special collections, where I also coordinate programming and exhibitions. Highlights include curating the Food Fit for Kings County exhibition and connected programming with the restaurateurs reviving the iconic restaurant Gage & Tollner; co-writing a book discussion guide about Black Brooklyn history for Deacon King Kong by James McBride, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and more. Previously, I worked as an adult services librarian at Brooklyn Public Library’s Red Hook branch, and focused on 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 from 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.