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Hello! I’m a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. I’m studying how libraries support connected learning, a type of learning in which young people leverage their interests to form relationships with peers and mentors in order to take advantage of academic, civic, or economic opportunities. I’m especially interested in trendy teen programming in libraries, such as making, gaming, and fandom programming, and the value it provides beyond initial engagement. I’m also interested in public and engaged scholarship in the areas of library science and education, and finding ways to get research into the hands of librarians and educators who can use it in their evidence-based practice.

This website serves as both a professional and personal hub for my online presence. It’s evidence of my own experiences as a connected learner. It employs IndieWebย principles and technologies.

That’s the short version. If you want to know more, check out my full-length About page.