I’m the director of the Oxford Public Library in Oxford, Iowa and serve as a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College. I'm a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau and freelance as a public speaker. I’m just as at home handling original documents for primary research as I am trouble shooting a technology problem. I have recently fallen in love with social media (especially my Trundlebed Tales podcast). I’m also a respected national authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder and am President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, run the listserv for the Country School Association of America, and am Foodways Resource Chair for the Midwest Open Air Museum’s Coordinating Council (a living history organization).