Member of the Month: Carrie Moran
User Engagement Librarian
University of Central Florida
What inspires you in your work?
The moments where I feel like I’ve made someone’s day a little easier by helping them either find the information they need or get on the right path to do so.
Are you currently working on a project that is exciting or interesting? Tell us about it!
I’m currently leading the usability portion of our library’s website redesign project. We are moving to a new CMS and essentially starting from scratch. I’ve been drawn to user experience since I first heard of it in grad school and love having the opportunity to use that passion in my daily work.
What do you do when you’re not being a librarian?
Anything outdoors – reading on the beach, hikes, kayaking, farmers marketing – we are spoiled in Central Florida! I also write poetry and take photos.
What are you reading?
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Deep by James Nestor, and New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001 by Czeslaw Milosz.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most people would not guess by looking at you?
I’ve lost half my body weight, and my wellness journey has been featured in articles on HuffPost and PopSugar.
What is your favorite non-library website? Why?
Feedly. I don’t have a lot of free time online, so I appreciate being able to collect information on all my interests in one place.
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