I am the Director of Libraries. It is my goal to assure that the students and faculty have the resources they need to fulfill their research and personal interest needs. Our program is designed to help our students develop the information literacy skills they need to thrive in the global environment.
I am from Pascagoula, Mississippi and received my undergraduate degree from Mississippi University for Women. I have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Memphis. About ten years after receiving that degree the whole world of librarianship changed and when the University of Tennessee began offering an online degree program I jumped on the opportunity to work on my second Masters Degree in Library and Information Science so I would be better prepared to guide a 21st century library program. I am currently representing independent schools on the board of the American Association of School Librarians and in the spring of 2013 received The Award of Excellence from the Memphis Area Library Council.
I come from a family of librarians, my Mother-in-Law was a librarian, and my sister, sister-in law, and husband are also librarians. My step-daughter has just received her degree in Library and Information Science and has become a school librarian also. I have a son who is an entrepeneur with a thriving cloud computing company, a daughter who is a very talented journalist, and another step-daughter who is a sculptor in San Francisco.
I am into fitness and when I am not at St. Mary’s or home you will find me at the Inside Out Gym in midtown where I am a spinning instructor. I also have a great interest in nutrition and will probably become a personal trainer when I retire.
I love spending time near any body of water, working in my yard and of course reading.