I graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Anthropology and from the University of Illinois with a MS in Library Science. I previously worked as State Virtual Reference Coordinator at the Illinois State Library and as Visiting Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Illinois Springfield. Before becoming a librarian I worked on a Biodynamic farm in New York and taught high school as an Americorps volunteer in Vermont. Interests include traveling, riding my bike, walking, reading and cooking.
Publications and Presentations
Tagge, N., Addlesperger E., Treadwell, J. & Wilson, S. (2010, May). Redesigning library spaces to meet students’ needs. Talk presented at Connecting libraries and users: anthropologists helping librarians meet 21st century challenges, Bloomington, IL.
Tagge, N. & Binder, A. (2010, March). Anthropologists in the Brookens library: employing ethnographic research methods to better serve our students. Talk presented at Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference, Springfield, IL.
Tagge, N. (2009). Jing and yang: balancing asynchronous and synchronous training. Library Hi Tech News. 26 (10), 6-7.
Treadwell, J., Binder, A. & Tagge, N. (2011). Seeing ourselves as others see us: library spaces through student eyes. In Duke, L., & Asher, A. (Eds.) College libraries and student culture: what we now know. Chicago: Amer Library Assn.
I LEAD U IMLS grant, Steering Committee Member, 2008-present
American Library Association,Reference User Services Association Education and Professional Development for Reference, Committee Member, 2010-present