This quarter, students will see a new face in the library while Campus Librarian Cynthia Bachhuber is out on maternity leave. Laura Grisson will be taking over as campus librarian. She is eager to get to know the staff and begin helping students.
As an undergrad, Laura studied agriculture and animal science. She received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in May 2011. Laura has a passion for animals and hopes to own a farm of her own one day. For the time being, though, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Zoey, a 2-year-old bull mastiff, and Maddi, a 6-year-old border collie mix. In fact, Laura is a certified veterinary technician.
“I currently work full time at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center where I am a surgery/anesthesia tech,” Laura said. “In the past I have worked both in private clinics as well as specialty clinics. I am happy to talk to students about my different experiences and what it is like to work with monkeys.”
After earning her degree, Laura continued on and received her Master’s in Library and Information Science in December 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“I have always loved books and reading, but my attraction to library science has always been the dynamics of the field and the ability to use so many different skills,” Laura said.
While Laura could never choose a favorite book, her favorite authors include Amy Tan, Donna Tartt and Jeannette Walls. In her free time, Laura also enjoys writing novels.
“I look forward to getting to know the students and faculty and gain experience in the academic library setting,” Laura said. “I am also excited to teach some information literacy courses and be able to help students gain some valuable skills.”
You may have already seen Laura on campus training, but she will take over as campus librarian on October 27. Be sure to stop into the library and welcome her to campus!