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Interests & Expertise

Areas of (Relative) Expertise

I know a lot about these things and can usually offer some related advice/services.

Knowledge

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Supreme Court trivia
  • Nutrition
  • Children’s music/movie/television
  • Teen movies/television
  • Song identification and lyrics

 

Skills

  • Desktop publishing
  • Cover letters and resumes
  • Finding small bits of information buried within The Internet
  • Nerdy but not entirely functional spreadsheets
  • Baking
  • Penmanship
  • Storytimes
  • Finding lost things
  • Personal finance
  • Helping people think of the exact right thing to say/write to get what they want
  • Turning mundane life events into epic stories

 


Areas of Interest

I am interested in learning more about these topics and learning these new skills.

Knowledge

  • History of children’s librarianship
  • Classic children’s literature
  • Reading as a practice
  • Fostering creativity
  • Natural childbirth
  • American food industry
  • Effective education systems

 

Skills

  • Web development & graphic design basics
  • Drawing & illustration
  • Knitting & sewing
  • Simplicity
  • Gardening
  • Revising fiction
  • Writing creative non-fiction
  • Running