Crishuana’s introduction to information work started in 2012 from an interest in archiving campus activism projects at Dartmouth College. From this, she was awarded second the Edward Connery Lathem, ‘51 Fellowship with Rauner Special Collections Library. While her interest began with university archives, it blossomed in public service at the award-winning Nashville Public Library. Currently, she works in technical services at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library in Sarasota, FL.
A Shorecrest Preparatory School alumna, Crishuana went on to receive her bachelor of arts in African/African-American History from Dartmouth College. She has published work with the Hood Museum of Art on student activism and the Community Art Movement. While working towards her masters in information sciences at the iSchool @ Syracuse University, she completed her yoga teaching certification at the Asheville Yoga Center. In her research, she uses digital resources to investigate community and spirituality through digital material discovery, information access and asset preservation. She is an advocate for the use of analytics to increase access to information for all people.
She has served on a number of professional committees in her career, including the Dartmouth College Library’s Education and Outreach Committee, Baker 152 committee for Digital Library Spaces, NPL Adult Services committee, and the Cook Strategic Planning committee. She has presented work on mindfulness and management at local conferences and countywide staff days. Most notably, she presented at TEDx on the unusual partnerships libraries are making using technology, titled “Go Together: the Power of Unlikely Collaborations.”