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 local community organizer, 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.”