Acquisitions Librarian, American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Professional career and background: I’ve worked at American University for 16 years. I started as the Business Librarian and then moved to Technical Services and became the Acquisitions Librarian five years ago. Prior to that I was the Business Librarian at Elon College (now University) for three years. I received my MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill, MBA from UMASS Boston and a BA in Humanistic Studies from McGill University.
In my spare time: I garden, cook, read mysteries, volunteer at the local pet store and for a group that helps people age in place.
Favorite books: I’m a big mystery fan. Right now my favorite authors are Christopher Fowler, Jussi Adler-Olssen, Martin Walker, ML Longworth, and Louise Penny.
Most memorable career achievement: Having a column (Let’s Get Technical) in ATG, of course!
How/Where do I see the industry in five years: I cannot predict the future!
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.