My career in libraries began with studying bookbinding, letterpress printing, and papermaking at the University of Alabama's MFA book arts program. Learning about the craft legacy of bookbinding, printing, and papermaking in addition to exploring the book throughout history helped guide me toward the field of conservation. My own conservation philosophy is rooted in an appreciation for craft and a desire to uphold the integrity of the book, author, and the work of the craftsperson while also ensuring the book's long term useability by library patrons. To this end, I am constantly striving to produce more refined conservation decisions and the implementation of quality craftsmanship and materials when intervening in the life of a book.
In addition to conservation, I have a love for book arts and teaching. Helping others learn the art and crafts associated with the book is something I'm passionate about.
Conservation Technician, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2016
MLIS | The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2021 (expected)
MFA | Book Arts, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2017
BS | Art Education, The University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2013