Experience & Education


Professional experience

First Year Experience Librarian @ Oklahoma State University
June 2016-present
Coordinates library support for First Year Seminar and First Year Composition courses; assists in the development and implementation of information literacy assessment efforts; contributes to outreach initiatives and programming for first year students

  • Partners with colleagues to implement an assessment plan for information literacy instruction in First Year Composition courses
  • Created and maintains a library scavenger hunt for first year seminar courses
  • Collaborates on creation of online learning objects for partner programs

Instruction Librarian @ Washington State University
January 2014-June 2016
Designed, delivered, and assessed information literacy instruction for first-year students; served as liaison to Residence Life, First-Year Focus, New Student Programs, and the English Composition Program; and contributed to library outreach and marketing.

  • Designed and taught a one-credit information literacy course using a hybrid format
  • Delivered comprehensive reference assistance to library users face-to-face and virtually through instant messaging, email, and text
  • Selected monographs for inclusion in the Libraries’ Composition and Rhetoric collection

Graduate Assistant @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
August 2012-December 2013
Collaborated on all aspects of library instruction for writing, communication, and ESL courses; assisted with training of new Graduate Assistants; and contributed to the creation and maintenance of Libguides.

  • Provided research assistance in-person, online and over the phone to students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars
  • Assisted in maintenance of library web pages through CMS software
  • Marketed library news, events, and resources using multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and WordPress (blog)

Lecturer in English @ Quincy University
January 2011-May 2012
Courses: Composition, Composition and Texts, First Year Experience

  • Responsible for course and assigment design while adhering to the mission of the writing program
  • Taught two sections of composition each semester
  • Sat on Writing Faculty Committee

Associate Faculty @ John Wood Community College
Aug 2009-May 2012
Courses: Rhetoric and Composition I, Rhetoric and Composition II, Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Humanities, Business Writing I

  • Taught open learning classes as needed each semester and graded all assignments
  • Delivered course content through hybrid instruction
  • Conference weekly with students one-on-one to ensure progress toward completion

Education

MLIS
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
December 2013
Focus: Library instruction, information literacy

MA
Western Illinois University
May 2009
Focus: Literature
Thesis: “The Creep Factor: The Blurring of Familial and Romantic Love in Emma and Clueless

BA
Culver-Stockton College
May 2007
Focus: English


Committees/University service

Web Advisory Committee
Library Instruction Roundtable
American Library Association
2014-present

ACRL-Washington Board of Directors
Member at Large
2015-2016

Common Reading Selection Committee
Washington State University
2014-2016

Library Events and Exhibits Working Group
Libraries
Washington State University
2014-2016

ACRL Committee, Co-Chair
ALA Student Chapter
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2012-2013

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