Melanie V.

Melanie V.When my children were elementary age, my husband and I homeschooled them. I used to tell them that being smart didn’t mean you knew the answers to everything, it just meant you were good at knowing where to find the answers. Libraries are a great place to find answers, so we spent a lot of time in both public and academic libraries. I started volunteering at the library and eventually decided to pursue a career helping others find answers in the Reference Department.  In 2013, I accepted the position of Digital Archivist in the Genealogy and Local History Department. Many times people preface their questions to me with “this is a dumb question, but…” and I smile inside because they’ve just shown how incredibly smart they are by asking at the library!