Rainie Themer takes on the online world for Circus Now. She works as a library assistant at Milner Library at Illinois State University and has a rampant passion for all things circus.

Rainie is a 2010 graduate of Illinois State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies. Her love of circus first developed while interning with the Circus & Allied Arts Collection within ISU’s Milner Library and has continued to grow ever since.

She is currently interning with the American Youth Circus Organization as the Online Research Intern and is a member of Circus Historical Society. Rainie is pursuing her Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois with the hopes of becoming a circus librarian.