Music Librarianship represents a mid-life career change for me. For most of my life I've focused on music performance and pedagogy. I've always been interested in information and communication, so music librarianship seemed like the logical choice. When I entered library school in 2010, I made it my mission to bring myself to speed on current technology. To that end, I took coursework in electronic publishing, web design, metadata and information architecture. I have prior training in computer maintenance and Cisco networking, and I have a strong aptitude for learning (and teaching) technology skills. I put together this website in just a few days using Wix, a very simple CMS, but it allows me to demonstrate how I like to organize and present things. Another example of my work with CMS is a LibGuide I wrote as a reference guide for library workers to process audio content for streaming at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Note--I did not create all the content in this LibGuide. My work is a continuation of a project started nearly 10 years ago. But I compiled it, edited it, added a lot of content, and organized it into a navigable web resource. Audio E-Reserve Processing Manual.
Ideally, I want to work in public services in an academic music library. That's my dream job. It seems like the perfect balance between serving patrons, contributing to group projects and working independently. Alternately, I would be happy to work in a sound archive, especially one that houses early 20th century popular music.