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I started this blog so that I could begin participating in the conversation about libraries and marketing while in graduate school, and also to work out some of the kinks in my own ideas in a public forum where feedback and criticism would be possible.

I am particularly interested in library management, especially as it relates to strategic planning, advocacy, marketing, branding, communication, and creating a sense of community ownership in libraries. I currently work as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Fine Arts Library at UT, and as a reference intern at the Austin Public Library. I also completed a portfolio in Nonprofit Studies at the RGK Center for Philanthropy where I learned about grantwriting, leadership and community engagement, strategic planning, and audience segmentation and assessment.

The more I am exposed to librarianship the more I am certain that I have found my calling. Not only that, but in the course of becoming a librarian, I’ve become a better person. I’ve tried new things, challenged myself professionally and personally, become a volunteer at two different nonprofits, and gotten involved in political advocacy for causes I believe in for the first time in my life. All this makes me want, more than ever, to give back to the community that’s served me so well. I want libraries world-wide to shake things up, not just remind people that we’re here, but rightfully claim the territory that should be our domain – the organization, management, and training in the navigation of information.

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