My name is Rachelle. I have a passion for libraries and information, and I intend to dedicate my career to collecting and disseminating knowledge in a digital format. I value ethical research practices and the importance of providing trustworthy sources of information. The public library in particular plays a vital role in challenging disinformation and inequity. I support the goals of the American Library Association and will always strive to advance its mission by ensuring access to information for everyone. When libraries exist for the community, they must have the best interests of the public and its individuals in mind. As trusted sources of information, librarians should develop reliable research practices and continuously pursue new knowledge.