LIBlog is pleased to announce the newly created Guest Blogger Series. Each month, we will invite a member of the STJ library community to share their thoughts, ideas and newsworthy information as a guest writer on LIBlog.

The guest blogger will post on topics relating to libraries, education, academia – and so much more!  It is our hope that our guest bloggers will be able to offer our readers a fresh point of view, a voice that speaks for our readers, and that they will blog about topics that are of interest to our larger community.

And you, too, can become part of the dialog!  Post your comments, tell us what you care about, and suggest topics that might be discussed on the blog.

We welcome our first guest blogger, April Lynne Earle, a Library Technical Assistant in the Information Management Department (a.k.a. Cataloging) at St. John’s since September 1, 2005.

Some “fun facts” about April: She received her MLS from St. John’s in 2009, and holds a BA in Art Education from Adelphi University, as well as an AA in Commercial Design from Nassau Community College.

After a long hiatus due to graduate school, April has recently returned to painting. She loves to travel. She can trace her family tree back to a birth in Essex, England in 1525; her family settled on Long Island in the 1630’s. Her favorite color is green.

goldfish And she has a fish named Napoleon.