Our conversation today with Kerry Kilpatrick, Lord Fairfax Community College (Fauquier campus) librarian, ran the gamut from her typical day, being involved in the classroom and genuinely enjoying helping students to talking about her potentially lifesaving surgery.

Kerry explained that librarians aren’t what we may think they are. At LFCC, they work with professors through workshops and seminars to help them understand the process after an assignment is given. She told us how they interact and help students in need of physical materials as well as online research.

We also talked about her inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis a few years ago and why she’s become an advocate & educator for more people to feel comfortable talking about it and seek preventative care.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.