Who Am I?

Laurel Brenner… middle manager at a large public research university by weekday; MLIS grad student at all other times!

A third generation native San Franciscan now transplanted south to Orange County, I received bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts and geography from Humboldt State University. I’ve been working for nearly 20 years at the University of California, Irvine in fundraising gift administration, where I have learned to love reading university policies and IRS regulations. I enrolled in San José State’s Masters in Library and Information Science program in the Spring of 2015 and am interested peer-to-peer information sharing, especially self-directed online information seeking by transgender youth.

Homepage photo by me (Spring 2012): Patience, who (along with his counterpart Fortitude) guards the New York City Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan

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