IMG_4473My name is Kate, and I am a librarian–a change agent who supports information access and knowledge creation in my local and global community.

I have a passion for people, a love of books, and an aversion to quiet. I am mother to an inquisitive and ridiculous teen, and am married to an active duty Infantryman. We move every few years, so I have taken job opportunities where they’ve come, learning amazing lessons along the way. Every place I’ve lived, everywhere I’ve worked, the library has played an important role in my life. I treasure the unique personality the libraries that are really in tune with their communities possess–and I treasure the friendships I have made through library connections.

I hold a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S. in Library and Information Science. I’ve spent most of my life teaching–teaching English to High School students; life skills to adults; and the Hokey Pokey to preschoolers.  I’ve also been known to encourage a little singing and dancing in non-preschool environments.