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|Location||Denton, Texas, United States|
|Introduction||I am an assistant professor at Texas Woman's University, where I teach information organization and retrieval, reference, and all health-related library courses. I worked in libraries for 20 years before taking this step toward greater involvement, and earning my PhD. Time spent in the practice setting deepened my appreciation for who we are as practitioners and as humans: endlessly learning and adapting, diverse in our beliefs (but largely, fiercely protective of information access). I named this blog as I did not because I support the use of evidence-based practice in libraries blindly and without question, but rather because it's the idea that provides a larger frame for my research: is EBL in fact a workable model for library practitioners? How can we possibly know if we do not even have an understanding of who we are and how we think?|
|Interests||consumer health, evidence-based practice in librarianship, poetry, vegan cooking|
|Favorite Movies||BBC productions - especially Dickens epics!, Documentaries, Babette's Feast (I'll have to watch that again), The Kingdom, Dinner at Eight, British comedy can rarely go wrong for me.|
|Favorite Music||blues, instrumental: piano, violin, guitar, medieval a capella. There is also a warm space for Sgt. Peppers, and for Judy Collins.|
|Favorite Books||MFK Fisher's works, Allende's earlier things, Aiken (Prelude for Memnon), McGrath (Letter to an imaginary friend). travel writing (Theroux, even with his snobbery!), short stories (especially the 'new voices from the south series put out by Algonquin), essays|
If your whole body were a hot air balloon, would you stop eating spicy food?
I'd blow up first. Curries forevah!