This blog is a way to keep track of my career as a Diversity Resident Librarian and beyond, and aims to provide in-depth and meaningful reflection on my personal and professional experiences.
Here are a few of the topics I will be writing about:
- resident identity and impostor syndrome
- politics of the academy (and our place in it as residents)
- meaning of the term “diversity” in my position title
- managing anxiety and depression (and mental health in general)
- maintaining a work/life balance
- what my day-to-day is like as a resident
- exploring different aspects of librarianship
- prepping for the job market
- books I am reading (for work or for fun!)
This list is by no means exhaustive and will change as I continue to navigate my early career!
My name is Stephanie Porrata and I am currently a Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian for Area Studies at The Ohio State University. I completed both my MLS and MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University Bloomington in May of 2019 and live in Columbus with my wonderful partner Greyson (who you all can thank for my witty title). My favorite things to do outside of work include reading, drawing/designing and experimenting with coffee and tea recipes.
InterLibrarian Loan is my way of combining my personal and professional interests while contributing my voice to the field of librarianship.