Head, Assessment & User Experience Department

Perkins 229
Box 90175
Durham, NC  27708-0175
Phone: +1-919-660-5879
Fax: +1 919 660 5957

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I am Head of the Assessment & User Experience Department and the Librarian for Education in Perkins Library. While I find all aspects of my work interesting, I especially enjoy coordinating the Libraries’ Undergraduate Advisory Board and Graduate & Professional Student Advisory Board; learning more about our users through interviews and usability tests; working with students, faculty and staff in the Program in Education; and helping to improve usability of the Libraries’ website and physical spaces (a never-ending job!).

I began at Duke as an intern in Lilly Library and then started working full-time in Perkins Library the following year.  Prior to working at Duke, I taught high school English for a short time and then served as the teen librarian at Natrona County Public Library in Casper, Wyoming and as librarian in Durham’s Southern High School.  I received my BA in English/secondary education from N.C. State and my MS in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.