Hello! Thank you for visiting my e-portfolio. I am a reference and instruction librarian working as Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor/Government Documents Coordinator at Georgia Southwestern State University. I’m passionate about helping other people find information and do research and I’m excited to join the field of Library Science as a professional. Please take a moment to explore!
I graduated from the Library and Information Science program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in May of 2013 with a special interest in academic libraries and music libraries. I love working with people and I have a passion for music, so I love to incorporate music in my reference and instruction duties whenever possible. I’m interested in many library-related things–from archives and special collections to ensemble librarianship–that I could end up in one of a whole variety of places and be very happy.
I’m originally from Appleton, WI and I got my BA in Music and English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I still consider music and literature to be a huge part of my life, and in my spare time you can usually find me either listening to music or reading a book. I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be a librarian by the time I graduated from my undergraduate program, but the more time I spend learning about and working with librarians, the more certain I am that this is the field for me. As a graduate student was a Graduate Assistant in both the Music and Performing Arts Library and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and I couldn’t love it more. Helping students access and understand information is such rewarding work–there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing a patron has left the reference desk having learned something valuable.
My other interests include excessive baking (and pawning off my creations on others), watching Doctor Who, and going to indie music concerts. And I’m always up for game night with friends!
Feel free to contact me with questions or comments in the Contact tab above. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn or through Twitter (my handle is mgoodsett1015). I’d love to hear from you!