Once upon a time I was enrolled in a PhD program in Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit. It was cool. I lived in a crappy third floor walk-up, taught lots of philosophy classes, read way too much, and spent probably way too much time at the Cass Cafe arguing about stuff that really doesn’t matter.
But, a worldwide recession has a funny way of making you rethink the value of your education and, in 2008, I walked away with an MA in Philosophy and a hastily cobbled-together MLIS. A year later I was hired on as a Reference and Instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I’ve been ever since.
Now acting as Director of Instruction for the library, I balance my time between managing the best group of instruction librarians this side of the Mississippi and raising two badass kids with my wife and Democratic nominee for State Senate, Khristy. I don’t blog very often, but I do like starting conversations. Ultimately, this blog is just a place for the idle musings of a philosophically-inclined instruction librarian. Feel free to catch me on Twitter at @lnwlk if you want to say “hi.”