Glenda is the recipient of a Bridging the Gap Scholarship from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, with partnership between Northern Kentucky University, Bluegrass Community & Technical College and the Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives. As part of that scholarship, she was able to attend the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans, LA, in 2011. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
She provides "Glenda's Picks," three reading selections monthly to the Bookclub @ KET newsletter listserv, and wrote "In Defense of Real Books," an article that appeared in the June 2007 edition of the International Thriller Writers webzine. She also contributed to the local newspaper's "Check it Out" library column for several years, and hosts her own book blog, A Bit Bookish.
Before becoming a librarian, Glenda worked in medical transcription for Dr. L. Douglas Kennedy in Lexington, as a 4-H assistant and EFNEP at the Russell County Extension Office, and as a secretary to the chairman of the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago for 19 years.
Glenda is the committee chair for Troop 241 of the Boy Scouts of America; a member the Porch Page Turners, the local book club; a member of the Shadow Scribes, the local literary society; a member of the Russell County Arts Council, and a participant in the Ghosts of Russell County Program at the Star Theater in Russell Springs. Her photographs have appeared in Decades Review, an online literary Magazine, and Along the Redbud Trails, the 2011 calendar for Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association. She also won second place in the education category in the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Photography Contest.
Glenda lives on a farm in Russell County with her husband of 44 years, David, and two large dogs, Chief and Kachina. She has one son, Cody, who is an Eagle Scout and a customer service representative for Blackboard Inc. Glenda is a longtime vegetarian interested in all aspects of natural living.
Glenda's Top 10 Favorite Fiction Books
|All Over But the Shoutin'||by Rick Bragg|
|The Book Thief||by Markus Zusak|
|The Night Circus||by Erin Morgenstern|
|Parchment of Leaves||by Silas House|
|American Gods||by Neil Gaiman|
|The Fault in Our Stars||by John Green|
|Redshirts||by John Scalzi|
|The Stand||by Stephen King|
|Beatrice and Virgil||by Yann Martel|
|All the Pretty Horses||by Cormac McCarthy|
Glenda's Top 10 Favorite Non-Fiction Books
|Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer||by James L. Swanson|
|The Know it All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World||by A.J. Jacobs|
|Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West||by Hampton Sides|
|Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman||by Patricia C. McKissack and Fred McKissack|
|Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal||by Eric Schlosser|
|How Now Shall We Live||by Charles Colson|
|Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life||by Anne Lamott|
|The Omnivore's Dilemma||by Michael Pollan|
|Dakota: A Spiritual Geography||by Kathleen Norris|
|Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis||by Timothy Egan|