Fantasia Thorne is one of two new residents at Syracuse University’s Bird Library. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, Ms. Thorne’s work experiences “have run the gamut from working at Barnes and Noble to working as an airport shuttle reservation agent.” After working in Yale’s library system, Fantasia made the decision to attend library school and ultimately earned her MLIS degree from Simmons University.
Now, after graduation, she works as the Resident Librarian of the Learning Commons. As a resident, Fantasia has a number of job duties, many of which center on working directly with undergraduate students. She also provides reference service and facilitates instruction sessions.
Additionally, Fantasia works as the liaison between the library and the university athletics department; and is currently developing a close working relationship between the library and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in Student Affairs. That’s not enough to keep her busy as she has recently begun a Master’s program at SU in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation.
“I have already seen the benefits and practicality of this degree in my work at SU. So you may ask, are they keeping me busy here at SU? The answer is YES, and I love every minute of it!”
Congratulations, Fantasia. Keep us posted on your work. We wanna hear about your experiences.