Curriculum Vitae

An academic librarian specializing in user-centered design, quantitative and qualitative assessment, emerging technologies, and public services. Extensive knowledge of digital resources and effective research practices.

MLIS, Library and Information Science, 2009 — University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA
MA, Creative Writing, 2003 — Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
BA, Film and Media Arts, 1999 — Temple University; Philadelphia, PA

User Experience Librarian III / Instructor in the Library
2014 – present; Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Galloway, NJ
● Assesses and promotes the user-centered design of library services and spaces.
● Administers both qualitative and quantitative assessment tools to gauge the impact and value of library services.
● Administers and customizes college’s ContentDM digital repository
● Provides reference, instruction, and liaison services to the Literature, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Communications Studies, and Writing programs.
● Creates supplemental research nodes in online learning environments for classes in liaison departments.
● Serves on library and college committees.

Digital Resources & Instruction Librarian
2012 – 2014; Arcadia University; Glenside, PA
● Administered university digital repository service and designed workflows for repository content with input from librarians and faculty.
● Conducted campus outreach to educate faculty and students on digital repository benefits and open access principles.
● Investigated new technologies for potential implementation at Landman Library.
● Provided reference, instruction and liaison services to the Art & Design, Theater, and Media departments.
● Worked with liaison department faculty to integrate information literacy into their curricula via class assignments. These assignments included librarian/student consultations and a librarian-graded assignment, based on rubrics designed with the instructors.
● Served on library and university committees.

Evening Reference Librarian, Part-Time
Sept – Nov 2013; Manor College; Jenkintown, PA
● Oversaw evening operations of the library reference and circulation desk.
● Supported information literacy needs of faculty teaching hybrid courses.
● Assisted the research and information needs of faculty and students.

Adjunct Instructor
Fall 2013; Arcadia University; Glenside, PA
● Co-taught an accredited, undergraduate class of 17 students.
● Co-designed and presented course curriculum to students.
● Created lesson plans outlining course content and delivered plans as class sessions.

Digital Media Librarian
2010 – 2012; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Baltimore, MD
● Managed a 14,000-item media collection and a 100,000-item slide library collection, a majority of which was digitized.
● Supervised operations of the media services unit — including 2 full-time technicians and 10 student workers — and conducted yearly performance evaluations of all department employees.
● Provided instruction and liaison services to the Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, and Music departments.
● Provided general reference services at the main reference desk.
● Explored and implemented new digital technologies for the library, and new methods of delivering media to the library community.
● Developed the media collection, managed a special endowment for the music collection, and coordinated media purchases via a student government grant.
● Created specialized research nodes in online learning environments for classes in liaison departments.
● Served on library and university committees.

Media Specialist
2009 – 2010; Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
● Supervised the Media Services desk, including all student desk workers.
● Taught instruction sessions for first-year students as a part of the library’s information literacy program.
● Served as available consultant for technical/editing needs related to Final Cut Pro software.
● Managed the media reserves operation and processed all course reserves.
● Placed orders for new acquisitions and developed the media collection.
● Served on library committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee.

Instructor, Part-Time
2010; PathwaysPA; Philadelphia, PA
● Taught introductory computer science classes for community members taking part in PathwaysPA programs.
● Prepared curriculum and lesson plans.
● Responded to individual student needs throughout the class cycle.

Bibliographic Assistant / Laptop Borrowing Coordinator
2005 – 2009; Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
● Coordinated the library’s laptop borrowing program (total of 54 laptops) and oversaw all daily functions within the program.
● Supervised one student laptop assistant, as well as 15-20 general circulation desk students.
● Was responsible for general maintenance and upkeep of the program’s laptops, as well as maintaining and upgrading software.

Bibliographic Assistant / Evening Supervisor
2000 – 2005; Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
● Was solely responsible for supervising evening operations of a multi-building complex on the university campus.
● Was responsible for the hiring, scheduling, and training of student workers.
● Directly supervised the activities of multiple student workers and oversaw a variety of short-term and long-term projects.

Stacks Clerk
1999 – 2000; Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
● Supervised multiple student workers in a variety of short-term and long-term projects.
● Trained new student workers in the various tasks required of their job.
● Assisted patrons in locating materials in the library.

Web: HTML; CSS; XML (basic); PHP (basic)
Content Management: WordPress; Drupal; Digital Commons; ContentDM
Software, Productivity: MS Office; Open Office; Google Apps; Prezi
Image/Moving Image: Adobe Photoshop; GIMP; Final Cut Pro; iMovie
Integrated Library Software: Innovative Millennium; Ex Libris Aleph; SirsiDynex Symphony; OCLC ILLiad

“Difference Engines: Re-Envisioning the Future Through Steampunk Literature & Art,” US285.5; Arcadia University; Fall 2013; 4 credits. (co-teacher, Larissa Gordon)

Dancing With the Stars: Building a Successful Digital Repository Through Librarian/Faculty Collaboration,” presented at Maryland Library Association (MLA) and Delaware Library Association (DLA) 2013 Joint Conference; Ocean City, MD. May 8, 2013.

“Innovation in the Library, UMBC — From Digital Depository to e-Publishers,” presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2012; Washington DC. June 13, 2012. (co-presenters, Helen J. Burgess, Michelle Flinchbaugh, and Craig Saper)

“The Basics of Google Apps: Tools for Working Smarter,” presented at Maryland Library Association (MLA) and Delaware Library Association (DLA) 2012 Joint Conference. May 9, 2012. (co-presenter, Tiffany Wilson)

Institutional Service
to Richard Stockton College of NJ
● Digital Preservation Team,  2014-present
● Space Team,  2014-present
● LibQUAL 2014 Implementation & Assessment Team,  2014
● Library Systems Coordinator Search Committee,  Spring 2014
● College Assessment Committee,  2014-Present
● Student Affairs Committee,  2014-Present
● Research & Professional Development Committee,  2014-Present

to Arcadia University
● Digital Repository Faculty Advisory Committee,  2012-2014

● Staff Day 2012 Planning Committee,  Spring 2012 (co-chair)
● Electronic Resources Working Group,  2011-2012
● Library Web Group,  2011-2012
● Institutional Repository Investigation Committee,  2011-2012
● Library Employee Enrichment Committee,  2011-2012
● Staff Day 2011 Planning Committee,  Spring 2011 (co-chair)
● Facilities Planning and Scheduling Committee,  2011-2012
● Media Technician I Search Committee,  2011
● Circulation Manager Search Committee,  2011

to Temple University
● Paley Library Strategic Planning Council,  2009-2010
● Library Undergraduate Research Prize Committee,  2007-2008
● LibQUAL Evaluation Committee,  2006-2007

Professional Memberships and Service
● American Library Association,  2007-2012;  2014-present
● ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table,  2014-present
● ALA Video Round Table,  2007-2012
● Association of College and Research Libraries,  2014-present
● ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter,  2014-present
● ACRL Arts Section,  2014-present
● ACRL College Libraries Section,  2014-present
● Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE),  2014-present
● VALE Assessment, Evaluation, & Statistics Committee,  2014-present
● Association for Information Science and Technology,  2012-2014
● The Consortium of College and University Media Centers, 2009-2010

Professional Training
● “Social & Behavioral Research, Basic Curriculum,” Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online; February 14, 2014.
● “An Introduction to Final Cut Pro 6,” Apple Authorized Training Certificate; Future Media Concepts; Philadelphia, PA; May 11-13, 2009.