I wanted to be a librarian from an early age, even though my brother tried to convince me that nobody could live on an income derived from 2₵ per day fines. After completing my college degree in Early Childhood Development, and then my MLS, I spent 20 years working in special libraries with attorneys, engineers, and consultants before returning to public libraries. In 2011, I thought it was time to explore a new facet of libraries and opened Salmond Library Services as a direct publisher's representative.
While working with Georgia Tech's Economic Development Institute, I was an information conduit helping to solve real-world problems like how to reduce the impact of Georgia's humidity on candy cane manufacturing. I see my position representing publishers and STEM/STEAM project companies as a continuation of my role as an information conduit. I am similarly inspired by the ever-changing complexity of libraries and their librarians.
My mom answered every question growing up with, "Well, I bet there's a book on it." And sure enough, there always was. It's my belief there's a book for everyone and every question, regardless if it's fiction or nonfiction, digital or print. That's what made me start working in libraries as a teen and why I keep coming back.
I started as a publisher representative in 2016 after getting my Master's in History. Mostly, I operate as the office manager, making sure that orders go where they're supposed to go and ensuring the process is smooth and easy for you.