Hello everyone! I’m Christie and I am excited to be a part of this course. I currently reside in sunny Los Angeles County, California and as much as I love the sun, I can’t wait for the weather to cool down. I work as a full-time library clerk at Placentia Library District. The library is currently under a year-long centennial renovation and scheduled to re-open in a couple of weeks. I never imagined the amount of shifting involved in unpacking and re-shelving the books.
I received my B.S. in Neuroscience from University of California, Riverside and during the last quarter, I realized my passion for public service and love for libraries and decided to go down a different path. Couple days before the application due date, I applied for this MLIS program and I have been enjoying the intriguing content in my courses.
A coworker recommended this course to me and after calling it his “hands down all time favorite grad school course”, I decided to enroll for the Fall semester. I am curious about how technologies affect libraries and how they can have a positive impact on user experience. I am primarily interested in young adult librarianship and how to adapt with emerging trends that change this field.
In my free time, you can find me binge-watching The Office, Parks and Rec or Friends. I love cats and I although I only have one at the moment, I would love to adopt another friend for him in the near future. I am a huge NFL fan and I can’t wait for football season to start. GO EAGLES!