Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Trilby. My finger has been hovering over the submit button to apply to this graduate program for almost 3 years. My greatest weakness is my indecisiveness. I just simply could not decide if I should pursue the MLIS or devote all of my energy to my art and design business. I have worked in libraries 3 separate times over the last 20 years, so I think I need to come to terms with the natural pull that Library Land has on my soul. In addition to libraries, my career spans work as a baker, ceramic artist, communications specialist, and web designer.

When the pandemic hit and I realized I needed something to keep me focused and ensure I was able to contribute in some meaningful way to the emerging digital communities. I see a big fundamental shift coming to our established systems. Education, museums, libraries, visual and performing arts are all systems that will need to continue to adapt to an increasingly virtual world. I love libraries. But I also love art, technology, and research. The MLIS appeals to me because it touches on all of my interests. I also think learning to be an information professional will help me to become a better artist.

A little more about me. I grew up in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1990s, I moved to Arcosanti and lived there for nearly ten years. I now live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband who is also an artist. Our twin daughters just started their junior year of college together in Massachusetts. This summer we lost 2 elderly pets, so now we just have 1 dog and 1 cat. The nest grows emptier all the time.

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