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.
I will be writing about the following:
- 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
- resident vs. non-resident positions
- what my day-to-day is like as a resident
- 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. My favorite things to do outside of work include reading, drawing/designing and experimenting with coffee recipes.
InterLibrarian Loan is my way of combining my personal and professional interests while contributing my voice to the field of librarianship.