Madison began her foray into library work the summer before her senior year of high school through an internship at the University of Miami’s Louis Calder Memorial Library and quickly fell in love with it. She volunteered in libraries until she graduated from The University of Georgia with her Bachelors in English. While at UGA, she was a member of the International English Honors Society and was an officer in the Ancient Germanic Studies Society. She concentrated in Advanced Studies in English and participated in the British and Irish Studies program – through which she studied for a semester at Balliol College at Oxford. For her, part of the thrill of attending Oxford was knowing that in certain parts of the city she was standing above thousands of archived materials from the Bodleian Library.
She moved to Colorado over two years ago and began working at Boulder Public Library and, a year later, at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. At HSL she is a part of the Access Services team, works with the Course Reserves, and supervises the Work Study Students. She is thrilled to be in an academic library once again and is even more excited to be working in a library that so thoughtfully caters to its users’ experiences. She truly feels in her element when assisting patrons and is grateful to have the necessary tools and support from the library and her team.
When she is not filling out applications to Library School, she enjoys reading, writing poetry, watching terrible tv shows about aliens and conspiracy theories (which are totally fabricated… or are they?), practicing her Italian, and eating tacos with her husband while their cat and dogs drool at their feet.