Hello, I’m Lauren! I’m a librarian in small-town Connecticut. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and lived briefly in Philadelphia and Chicago, where I got my MLIS at Dominican University, before heading back east to start my career. I’ve worked in archives, corporate libraries, and in adult services departments, and since November 2015 I have been a children’s librarian specializing in ages 0-12.
When I started working on the front lines in public libraries ,I realized it was my sweet spot. There’s always something new to do, whether it’s helping a patron track down a book they saw last year, feeling strangely powerful when weeding the nonfiction, helping seniors learn how to use the iPad their kids gave them for Christmas, amusing 50 kids who showed up for a performer that cancelled five minutes before showtime, watching books fly off the displays I set up, getting in eBay bidding wars over pink LEGOs, or having somebody hug me in gratitude for a simple movie recommendation. Or because they’re 17 months old and that’s just how they roll.