Hi, I’m Lisa. I’ve spent the 10 school years working in private school libraries.
Even though I spent a lot of time in libraries when I was younger, I stumbled into librarianship as a career almost by accident. After graduating from college and spending about a year substitute teaching and teaching Spanish part-time, I realized I did not want to be a classroom teacher. I liked being with students and working in a school environment, but I didn’t like certain aspects of classroom teaching. My mother (a former teacher herself) said she always wished she had been the school librarian. I found out there was a graduate program in library science near me, and I enrolled with the intent of just checking it out and seeing if I liked it.
It turned out that I did like librarianship, and I received my MLIS from San Jose State University. I spent three years working as the library media specialist at a small, private high school in Salinas, California, and then four more years at a large, K-12 Christian schools in San Jose, California. Most recently, I was the librarian of an independent school in Monterey, California. I currently work from home as a school library consultant to both public and private schools.
I’ve been married for five years and I live with my husband, Tom, who is an administrator at a local high school. We have one daughter, C.J., and a spoiled cat named Hemingway.
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