I am a librarian, an assistant to those seeking knowledge, a supporter of self-education, and free and accessible information. I am a library director, running a library that has deep roots in our community, connecting people and resources, helping people to enrich their lives, and trying to keep our community growing. I am a daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, friend, lover, and neighbor. I am a caretaker of rabbits and cats, lover of sunshine, reading, hammocks, my convertible, beaches, mountains, and beautiful blue/green spaces. I believe we can all be better working together. I believe that libraries are places that create great community strength, and individual opportunities. Libraries are integral to creating sustainable and resilient communities.