Research Services Librarian (as of Sept 2021).
Master of Science in Information and Library Science, University at Albany.
In the fall of 2015, I applied to be a student worker in the SUNY Adirondack Library. When I became a student worker, I knew this was the place I wanted to start a career. Once I graduated from SUNY Adirondack in 2017, I was hired as a part-time Library Specialist. While working part-time, I also attended the SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at SUNY Adirondack. I received my bachelor's in 2019, and became a full-time Library Services Assistant. While working full-time, I decided to continue my education and pursue getting my master's degree. I worked full-time and went to school full-time during the pandemic. I just received my Master's in Information and Library Science in August 2021, then was recently hired as the Research Services Librarian.
Outside of the library, I spend a lot of my time with my fiance Kyle and our Australian Shepherd named Finn. Kyle and I are getting married in October of 2022. When we aren't busy with wedding planning, we spend time outdoors and go explore hiking trails in the area. Finn also keeps us VERY busy! We hope to get another Australian Shepherd in the near future.
Just like many other Australian Shepherds, (Aussies for short), Finn has a docked tail. Aussies are bred to be herding dogs. Although they are called Australian Shepherds, they actually originate from America. They have an impulse to herd just about anything (birds, squirrels, small children, cattle, etc.). Aussies are not meant for novice owners! They have a strong work drive and if those needs are not met- then you may have a destructive Aussie! But don't let that information scare you away- they are highly intelligent and easily trainable dogs. They make great companions for anyone who lives an active lifestyle. Aussies are also very loyal to their owners. True to their herding instincts, they are very protective of their families- but not aggressive. They are just very vocal (and sassy)! Finn is considered to be a Black Tri Aussie. A black tri Australian Shepherd is one of the most common color patterns.
I am a big advocate for going outdoors and exploring. During the COVID-19 shutdown, I spent a lot of my time outdoors. My fiance's favorite hobby is fishing so I decided to join.
One of my other favorite outdoor activities is hiking. Also during the shutdown I was able to go hiking more on local trails. I grew up near the Vermont border, so I went to Haystack Mountain in Vermont. Below is a photo of me on the mountaintop.
One of my favorite memories was going to Glacier National Park in Montana. This sparked my interest in exploring more National Parks and becoming a National Park Geek. Kyle and I traveled to Montana in August of 2018. During our time at Glacier National Park, our views were extremely limited due to wildfires in California. After visiting this National Park, I decided that one of my life goals is to travel to as many National Parks as I can within my lifetime. In 2022, I plan on visiting Acadia National Park in Maine. Below, is a photo of Kyle and I at Glacier National Park- which may be one of my favorite photos of all time.