I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, finishing up an MLIS with the School of Information Studies (SOIS). My first love is Children’s Services, my second technology. I am in the process of writing my thesis on using existing technology to create interactive displays in a library or museum!
a little about my upbringing: I was born to a family of wolves, but later was fortunate enough to be rescued by two educators, who thought enough of me to bring me inside and feed me lima beans! Hmmm…come to think of it, maybe they didn’t really care that much…
I digress. My mother, a saintly woman who could grab the nerve in your shoulder (the Vulcan Nerve Pinch we later discovered), an have you on the floor in less than two seconds, nonetheless instilled in me the wonders of reading at a very early age.
Mom read me Winnie-the-Pooh, and before the age of 4 I would read it back to her. Mom used all different voices, and I think that’s where my lifelong attraction to forensics, drama, and radio developed.
I love motorcycles, and no, I don’t have a Harley! I have a Honda ST1100, BumbleBee, upon which I hope to visit every Carnegie Library in the country (is that geeky enough for you?), and a 1983 Honda V345 Magna (FOR SALE!!!), which wasn’t really big enough for touring the way I want to.
I believe that there is no greater gift one can give to a child than the ability to read and understand, to enter other worlds and become lost in a book. Reading is the fundamental upon which every other skill is based.
I love to read to children, to bring alive a book and all it’s magical wonders, to enrapture, entertain and enlighten. “tis no better job in all the world! Aaarggh!