My name is Debbie and I am currently in my 3rd year as a librarian at a K-6 school in upstate New York. Just in case anyone is thinking, wow, cool she lives in New York City, it takes over 4 hours to get to NYC from where I live. Upstate NY is snowy, mountainous, and far different from the city everyone thinks of when they hear NY.
I grew up in Lemont, PA a mile from the home of Penn State University where I would eventually go to college. Thanks to my first college roommate during my freshman year, I got my first job in the math library. I continued to work there my entire time at PSU and somewhere in Pattee Library there is a book honoring my 1000 hours of service. Over the 3+ years that I worked there, I learned many different aspects of librarianship but never seriously considered it as a career option.
I have moved many times since I graduated from PSU and have earned a MPA from South Alabama University and a MLIS from Syracuse University. I have lived in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Japan, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York since getting married in 1989. I would move back to Japan if I ever get the opportunity and I loved my entire time there.
As well as a librarian, I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I enjoy making my own cards to give to friends and family on special occasions. To get inspiration, I follow many blogs but my favorites are:
Some of my other favorites blogs include:
I look forward to learning all about the tools this class is offering and my goal is to keep this blog going once the class is finished.