BA Russian and Soviet Studies - University of Portsmouth, U.K.
"For the last 20 years, I have worked in the education field in various roles (through educational tours in Europe and the former Soviet Union and as a teacher, librarian, and administrator) with one constant element – my love and respect for the library, especially within a school. The library is the backbone and the heart of any educational establishment and community. The library has to reflect what students are learning as well as inspire them to further study."
"Being the librarian at MMI, I am in a privileged position to share in the students' learning on a school-wide basis. It is a joy to share their projects and the challenges of finding relevant information."
"Library science to me translates as acquiring the tools that open up and enrich an inquiring mind. It is not only about the organization of material and finding a book, but also about discovering more responsible research skills that will equip our students to key in on any subject from any angle. The goal at MMI is to make the library a part of their lives both within the school day and beyond so that they will confidently navigate through any research challenge and also find inspiration to read for pleasure. The key is knowing how to find information beyond Google and Wikipedia. All students will have the opportunity to become confident navigators through the POWER LIBRARY/EBSCO Host Database as well as other educational databases, which will empower them by providing them with more advanced research skills."
"My interests include, but are not limited to: "discovery” through literature and cinema and whenever possible through travel, photography, scrapbooking/archiving, and architecture and green home design."