Welcome to Amanda's Athenæum!

I'm Amanda and this is where I discuss family history and genealogy, libraries and archives, cultural heritage, travel, and books.  I live Central New York where I am married with a toddler and work in a public library as Assistant Director and in charge of Adult Services (programs and book buying).  I also present on customer service in libraries.  In May 2011 I received my MS in library and information science with a certificate of advanced study in cultural heritage preservation from Syracuse University.

In my spare time I:
  • Am a genealogist

  • Am a reader 

  • Am an avid traveler and have been to 3 continents, a dozen countries and over 30 states

  • Love to sing, watch movies, and drink wine and bubble tea, depending on the occasion

To learn more about me, please view my LinkedIn Profile.

You can reach me by commenting or by emailing me at AmandaEPerrine@gmail.com.  To subscribe via RSS please click here.


  1. I am in the MOOC class also. Your MLS focus is really interesting. Although I started much later than you have I found similarities.... you are so right about citations!!!


Back to Basic: July

July went quick! GRIP  went virtual! I attended (most) of the sessions in Documentation and then continued my citation work with my ProGen a...