What I do at the library: I'm a librarian specializing in services to businesses. I wear many hats, but you'll probably know me best from your visits to the Second and Third Floor Service Desks at the Main Library.

How I turn outward: I'm currently working on providing better resources and community connections for our small-business patrons here at the library. Whether you're an entrepreneur just starting out or an established business looking to grow, we have resources that can help fulfill your needs. 

My favorite "hidden library gem": Although they're not hidden, I think one of the best library gems is our branches! As someone who worked at Dole and grew up frequenting Maze, I love when I can send a patron over to the branches who hasn't experienced their charms yet. 

Something I love about Oak Park: I love how much there is to do outside when the weather is nice! I'm looking forward to enjoying some outdoor eats, drinks, and festivals.

What I’m reading, listening to, and watching now: Currently, I'm reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, which I recommend if you need inspiration to declutter; listening to Father John Misty's new album I Love You, Honeybear; and slowly catching up on all of this year's Oscar-nominated movies.

(April 10, 2015)