Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I hope it’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation between us. I started this blog as an exercise for Michael Stephens’ Hyperlinked Library (#hyperlib) course, as a place to gather my reflections on the course readings. I will continue to blog throughout library school about the things that I see, learn, and do.
Like many library students, my path to library school was a long and meandering one, and did not include a lick of work experience in an actual library. In a nutshell, I spent a good portion of my young adult life overseas, primarily in France and Vietnam. I worked in management consulting, helping American companies get a foothold in Vietnam as the embargo was being lifted. Once stateside, I worked with Fortune 1000 companies implementing their CRM systems and later, in Marketing and Business Development in the fields of architecture and engineering.
Since then I’ve been holding down the esteemed position of CEO of the Household where I rule with an iron fist and chocolate chip cookies. This position has given me a priceless education in negotiation tactics, patience, and Lego organization methods. Somehow, an MLIS brings together all these disparate skills and interests in a way that is meaningful to me. I am passionate about libraries and love connecting people with information, programs and other learning opportunities that make their lives easier and more fulfilled. I believe this is an exciting time for libraries, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
You can find me on Twitter @TracyMicka and on LinkedIn