Adapted from GSU's personal librarian FAQs
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? I love Tallahassee during the fall. There seems to be so much to do. The weather is gorgeous and you can really take advantage of the dozens of parks that Tallahassee has to offer. Going to Seminole sporting events, especially football, is another perk.
Did you always want to be a librarian? Not exactly. I’ve always loved teaching and researching. During college, I was planning to go to law school. I ended up taking a few years off before law school and re-evaluated my interests. After talking with both my librarian and attorney friends, I decided I could have both careers by being a law librarian.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Spending a carefree day near the ocean, surrounded by family and friends.
Which living person do you most admire? Betty White. I want to be as sassy as her when I grow up.
Which talent would you most like to have? It is not a talent so much as a superpower, but I would like the ability to time-travel.
Favorite movie? I actually have several favorite films and they vary depending on my mood. Right now, my favorite film is Fight Club.
Favorite class in school? 19th Century American Literature; I loved both the class and the professor!
Favorite legal resource? Florida Jurisprudence. It is my go-to resource when I need to get background in Florida law. It also gives annotations to statutes and cases, so I usually will have a place to start my research.
What is your motto? Just keep swimming!
What do you do in the library? My title is Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian, so I work to support faculty and student research and teaching, will coordinate law school contributions to the FSU institutional repository for faculty scholarship, and will serve on the University Libraries Copyright Committee. Within the law school, I’m the law library liaison for students on the law journals and hope to do everything I can to support my library colleagues and the law school in general.
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? The palm trees make me smile.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? The definition keeps changing.
Which living person do you most admire? Let me get back to you on that one.
Which talent would you most like to have? Eidetic memory!
Favorite movie? The Philadelphia Story (Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart; 1940).
Favorite class in school? Every foreign language class.
Favorite legal resource? Subscription: Westlaw. Free: National and international searchable trademark databases: you can’t make this stuff up.
What is your motto? Life is what happens when you're making other plans.
What do you do in the library? I’m the Access Services Librarian, so I’m all about access – making sure students and faculty can get to the resources they need for research and succeeding here at the law school.
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? St. Mark’s Trail. You can walk, bike, skate, or just meander along the old paved-over railroad line that leads down to St. Mark’s.
Did you always want to be a librarian? I wanted to grow up to be Grace Nakimura from the Gabriel Knight video games. Being a reference librarian is the closest I could come in the real world, so here I am! I guess I’m less likely to be attacked by werewolves in the Research Center.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? A sewing machine, a dozen yards of fabric, and a giant Florida thunderstorm to use as an excuse to stay inside and craft all day.
Which living person do you most admire? Danny Trejo; he overcame drug addiction and a prison sentence and now spends as much time helping the community as he does acting (and making tacos).
Which talent would you most like to have? I have a black thumb – I wish I could garden or at least keep house plants alive!
Favorite movie? Clue
Favorite class in school? English Legal History with Prof. Hackney in Oxford. The formation of legal standards in England were wacky, to say the least, but it really opened up my understanding of the entire common law legal system.
Favorite legal resource? HeinOnline. Once a week I find myself asking a student, “Did you check Hein?” It has more resources than you think!
What is your motto? “Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur.” Horace
What do you do in the library? I help students, faculty and alum in whatever way I can! From locating resources to researching materials in preparation for a job interview, I am here to help. I teach Advanced Legal Research and prepare presentations on various legal research topics. I am also the head of all outreach efforts at the Research Center so I am your go-to-gal for knowing when the fun events are coming!
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? The outdoors and old southern charm! From the beautiful parks, canopy roads, nature walks, seasons of blooms and kayaking adventures to the old brick homes and little boutiques and restaurants, there is a treasure around every corner. And of course, being a Lady Spirithunter, I would be remiss if I didn’t say I loved my Seminoles!!
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? I love living close to the coast and the many spring-fed rivers and creeks.
Did you always want to be a librarian? Almost. I had a very short stint as a public school teacher when I found my true path.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Preparing and sharing a meal with my family and friends.
Which living person do you most admire? Dalai Lama
Which talent would you most like to have? 20/20 vision
Favorite movie? Babette’s Feast
What do you do in the library?
I’m the Research and Information Management Librarian— I manage the FSU School of Law’s Research Center’s Catalog. I also provide reference and research service in support of faculty and student research, teach research courses, present at workshops on various legal research topics, and encourage collaboration with my library colleagues and faculty.
Favorite thing about Tallahassee? The canopy roads and the moss covered oaks speak to a simple, peaceable time.
Did you always want to be a librarian? Over the years, I have spent much time in libraries. However, it was not until college that I decided to be a law librarian. At that time, I charted my course towards earning my MLIS and JD degrees.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Sailing downwind on clear seas.
Which living person do you most admire? Every person has admirable qualities.
Which talent would you most like to have? I may already have it.
Favorite movie? Office Space
Favorite class in school? Statistics and History
Favorite legal resource? LibGuides
What is your motto? I don’t live by mottos.
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