About

pic1Hi, my name is Carleen and I’m an assistant librarian at SUNY Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York.   My primary responsibility is to coordinate our information literacy program. I spend most of my time scheduling library instruction classes,  and trying to find new and creative ways to teach students information literacy and college level research skills. I am passionate about my role as an information maven and I believe strongly in the role of libraries as the center for self-learning and enlightenment.  When I’m not at work I’m usually spending time with my family which includes a spirited nine-year old son, an equally spirited 6 month old boxador and two very snarky cats.

This site is essentially a gateway to my social presence online.  From here you will find information about my professional background, including my CV and a Statement of Professional Philosophy (which is still developing). I currently maintain two blogs, one for reflecting about libraries and learning and the other for journaling about my personal thoughts and adventures.

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Additional Drivel

  1.  I was born in Norway where I spent six years of my childhood, with another eight across the North Sea in Scotland. I learned early to love the ocean, the rain and the rhotic consonant.
  2. I moved to Oklahoma when I was fourteen where I learned how to drive dirt roads and flee tornadoes. Often at the same time.
  3. My path to being a librarian was not very straight. I went through several career interests first, including a traveling stage dancer for Michael Jackson and a superhero with pyrokineses powers.
  4. I saw Jackie Chan once.  Outside a Subway in Vancouver, Canada. Also, Robert Redford jogged passed me in the park when he was filming The Legend of Bagger Vance. I also stood around the corner from where Charlize Theron and Matt Damon were filming a love scene. This is about as close as I’ve ever gotten to famous people.
  5. I’m on an everlasting quest to finish Sylvia Plath’s journals. I’ve been reading them off and on for about fifteen years now.