Librarian for Philosophy, General Reference, and Core Electronic Resources
I’m the librarian for the Philosophy Department, and currently I’m also serving as interim librarian for German Studies.
I’m also coordinator of the Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Collection housed in the Reference Reading Room, and of the library’s Core Electronic Resources--general information, news, and broadly interdisciplinary online resources.
I serve as chair of the library’s Core Electronic Resources Team (or Core E-Team), and the General Reference & Popular Press E-Team, and coordinate the group of library staff who maintain and edit the descriptions in U-M Library Databases Search. I have a strong interest in the technical aspects of public access to materials, and am a member of the library's Discovery & Access Advisory Group that advises on the design and development of access tools.
I hold master's degrees in Information & Library Studies (University of Michigan, 1990) and English (University of California-Berkeley, 1987) and a BA in Philosophy (University of Chicago, 1982). I wrote a master's thesis on Proust’s influence on two contemporary American gay authors, and an undergraduate honors thesis on Hans Reichenbach’s philosophy of science.