I am an Associate Professor, and the Head of Collections & Systems, in Olin Library at Rollins College. I earned my MLIS from The University of Alabama in 1998, and my MA in Social Science from Georgia Southern University in 2012. I have previously been on the library faculty at Berry College, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Georgia Southern University.
I manage a department that provides most of Olin Library's services that happen behind the scenes. I also work with faculty to teach students how to do research. My passion is making sure the library provides all the information that Rollins needs. My team and I strive to get books and articles before people ask us for them; and to get some things from other libraries. We make sure people can easily find what they need, so they can take a book along on a hike, or watch a video online from anywhere. As any other librarian does, I do everything I can to connect people with information. In my former life, I was a teacher in Albania for two years. My passions include collection development, finding international cuisines, and researching the cultural history of Quakers in the South.
I publish in the intersection of theology and pop culture. With Rev. Katrina Jenkins, Rollins' Dean of Religious Life, I co-edited the scholarly volume Theology and Prince (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020), the inaugural volume of the Theology and Pop Culture series.
I also research acquisition models for library e-resources, and I am a section editor for the Open Library of Humanities. I have published in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, the Journal of Electronic Publishing, Against the Grain, and the Journal of Access Services.