What I do at the library: I manage adult digital and audiovisual collections, and coordinate Oak Park Creates, the library’s new collection of works by local authors, musicians, filmmakers, and artists.

How I turn outward in my everyday work: You'll see me at the Second Floor Service Desk at the Main Library, where I welcome suggestions regarding our movie and music collections and services. I’m also proud to have established Oak Park Creates, which aims to recognize the accomplishments of Oak Parkers and provide inspiration for activities that foster future creations. If you want to contribute, I want to hear from you!

My favorite "hidden library gem": The Main Library World Films collection is a treasure trove of Blu-ray and DVD titles from around the world, both in and out of print. If you love film, you are sure to discover entertaining and thought provoking works that broaden your horizons.

My favorite thing about Oak Park: There’s a reason our village was declared an arboretum. From corner to corner, we have a beautiful environment to enjoy. Oak Park is also highly walkable, desirable for people like me who like to explore on foot.

What I’m reading, listening to, and watching now: I’m currently immersed in the Danish sociopolitical TV series Borgen; I’m reading Alan Turing: The Enigma; and I’m listening to several albums, including Death Cab for Cutie’s Kintsugi and Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love.

(May 8, 2015)