Tell us a little about yourself
I am currently a graduate student in UNCG’s library and information studies program. I also have a master’s degree in English from Appalachian State University. I have lived, studied, and worked all over NC, including Wilson, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Boone, and Greensboro. And I have also worked in Hickory and Walnut Cove! I call Greensboro home now, but I really love all of North Carolina and its many diverse and special communities!
What is your favorite book? What makes this book your favorite?
Pride and Prejudice. I love the wit and humor. I read it every year and I always find something new or clever each time I read it.
What impact have book had on your life?
Books have allowed me to exercise my imagination and explore new ideas. Also, whenever I’ve gone through a tough situation, I’ve always been able to find a book that helps me to find a solution or to learn from the experience. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens helped me to come to grips with being adult without losing focus on my goals and dreams. That has been invaluable lesson for me.
Describe your relationship with libraries.
Libraries seem to have always been part of my life. My mom used to take us to Wilson County Public Library after elementary school. When I went to college, I spent a lot of time in Joyner Library where I learned how to think and learn for myself. After graduation, I spent a lot of time at Forsyth Public Library, using the internet to apply for graduate school at App State. And in turn, when I applied to UNCG, I used Belk Library as a space to work on applying for the MLIS program. I think I have been able to accomplish my goals because libraries have offered resources and spaces for me to work.