Jack C. Taylor Library

About Me

Reference & Instruction Librarian / Professor

I earned a MA in Library & Information Science from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a BS in Education from Missouri State University in Springfield. In addition, I hold a teaching certificate in English and Library Science and have completed 30+ graduate hours in gifted education and 15+ hours in French. After working as a Communications Skills teacher and Library Media Specialist for Hazelwood School District in St. Louis County for many years, I came to the Fontbonne faculty as a reference librarian and instructional liaison in 2004. The dual role of librarian and teaching professor enables me to transform information into knowledge to bring students and good books together.

My hobbies include traveling, studying French, and, of course, reading. My favorite states include Kentucky, Washington, and Arizona; my favorite countries include Canada, Greece, and, of course, France which I try to visit at least once every two years to practice speaking French. Most of my free time, however, is spent reading. My three all-time favorite fiction books are The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Subject areas: 

  • Communication Disorders & Deaf Education
  • Education/Special Education
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Social Work

My Guides

Library Help

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Peggy Ridlen
Jack C. Taylor Library
LB 103A
Subjects: United Nations

Jack C. Taylor Library • 6800 Wydown Blvd. • St. Louis, MO 63105
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