Reference Librarian, Science Specialty
Areas of Specialty:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Public Health, Medical Humanities,
Surprising areas of interest:
Classical music, history, politics, math, birding, plant identification, biking, hiking, knitting, sewing.
Why did you become a librarian?
After working several years in a research lab at an area hospital, I was looking for a career change that would make good use of my background and interest in the sciences. Reference librarian with a specialty in the sciences was a perfect fit and I was lucky enough to land a job with a chemical company that supported my effort to obtain the appropriate MLS degree.
What are your five all time top library resources?
- Merck Index
- Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
- Biology Data Book (I wish FASEB would update it!)
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
- Statistical Abstract of the United States