Tuesday, January 10, 2017


My name is Kate. I’m from Schererville, Indiana (40 miles outside of Chicago). I graduated from Purdue University Calumet in 2012 with a Liberal Arts degree; I majored in history and got a minor in English.

After graduation (which will be later this year!) I plan on becoming a reference librarian at a public library, hopefully with the Lake County Public Library System, which is where I work now as an Assistant Librarian at the St. John, IN branch, where I focus on teen and adult services. A few programs I facilitate monthly are teen anime club, teen gaming day, teen crafting, a travel film series and a classic film series.

In the past I have worked with the Humane Society Calumet Area, Purdue University Calumet, and as a babysitter for the same family for 5 years. All of my previous jobs sum me up pretty well: I love children, animals and furthering my education. I love to read, I enjoy photography, traveling, and I love all things nerdy (Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sci-fi, Legos, Disney, comics, video games, etc…)

I look forward to working with everyone this semester!

Personal Reading Profile

 I love to read, I have ever since I was little. My goal for 2017 is to read 75 books, last year I read 100, but I've got a lot on my plate this year so I set a lower goal this year (Although last year my goal was 75, so we'll see what happens!) I will try reading anything that gets recommended to me, but I tend to know what I will or won't like by reading the summary of a book. My favorite genres are young adult, classic literature, fantasy, sci-fi, graphic novels and nonfiction. My least favorite genres are horror, suspense, and romance novels. I'm currently reading three books Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell and the The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight. I recently (within the last year) started a book club with fellow library workers at the library system where I work. I am often on Amazon buying books or I still seek out the few book stores that remain in my area. I plan to create a little library of my own one day.

Great Graphic Novels I read in 2016
1. Alias Omnibus by Brian Michael Bendis
2. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction
3. Preacher by Garth Ennis
4. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
5. The Wicked and the Divine by Kieron Gillen
6. Lady Killer by Joelle Jones
7. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
8. Heart in a Box by Kelly Thompson
9. To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane L. Koyczan
10. Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton

A Few of My Favorite Books
1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
3. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
6. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
7. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
8. The Little Prince by Antoine

10. Anything by John Green, Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot, Kiersten White, or Victoria Schwab.

Below is a link to my Goodreads account.
Kate Gibson-Personal Reading Profile