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Staff: Reference, Instruction, & Support Librarians

Emily Adams: Librarian, Reference & Instruction

Emily Adams: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Despite growing up with a librarian for a mother, it took Emily until her second year of college to decide to become a librarian. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, she went to Indiana University to earn her Master of Library Science. Since becoming a librarian, she has worked in a variety of libraries, including both public and academic. She lives with her husband and son in Maryland and enjoys hiking, reading, and playing the organ.


Negeen Aghassibake: Librarian, Reference

Negeen Aghassibake: Reference Librarian

Negeen has a B.A. in Literary and Historical Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.S. in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked at other academic libraries, including the University of Washington in Seattle. Outside of work, Negeen bakes, attempts to hike, and travels as much as possible. Her current goal is to visit all fifty states and adopt a dog (someday).

Trish Pierson: Librarian, Reference & Instruction

Trish Pierson: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Trish has a B.A. double major in English and history from Buena Vista University. She has an M.A. in English Literature from Creighton University, an M.F.A. in Writing for Children from Vermont College, and an M.L.S. from Indiana University. She has worked in various academic and public libraries. When not working for Walden as a reference and instruction librarian, Trish writes, hikes, volunteers, and experiments with crafty things. Her current goals are to visit all of the US National Parks, and to someday own a yak.


Lynn VanLeer: Librarian, Reference & Instruction

Lynn VanLeer: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Lynn has been with the Walden Library since August of 2010. Prior to that she worked in the Slavic Collection at Indiana University. Other things she's done include escorting Russian former weapons scientists on U.S. visits, 12 years working in bookstores, title abstractor, tamale kitchen worker, and Americorps volunteer on an alpaca farm. She most recently volunteered her skills to help a used bookstore get organized, and begin marketing using social media. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from CU Boulder, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.