Whitney has worked in academic and public libraries for 10 years. She has a BS in history and political science from University of the Cumberlands, a MA in history from University of Central Missouri, and a MLS from University of Kentucky. She recalls being lured to librarianship by the romanticism that surrounds researching archives.
As an academic librarian, Whitney most enjoys teaching people to find information and is passionate about open access materials. She looks forward to working with international students, as she loves learning languages. She can read in French, Latin, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean, and her personal goal is to increase this number to 15.
She moved to Knoxville in October last year but grew up in Jellico, TN. Outside of work, she enjoys rock climbing and hiking. She is a gamer and plays Magic the Gathering. She recently adopted an 8-week-old Boston terrier puppy named Zelda, so stop by the reference desk to meet Whitney and talk to her about history, puppy shenanigans, and Magic!