History of Education and Experience

History of Education

MS Library and Information Science
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Certificate of Advanced Studies – Digital Libraries
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

BA English Literature and Zoology
Miami University, Oxford, OH


History of Experience and Responsibilities

Digital Library Manager
Bethel University
St. Paul, MN

  • Collaborates with campus partners to plan and implement digital collections of Bethel’s scholarly, historical, and cultural materials (i.e. History Center/Archives, Permanent Art Collection, Biology Department, Faculty Development, etc.)
  • Collaborates with campus partners to design and implement the Makerspace
  • Manages and coordinates Makerspace technologies, student staff, and facilitates its use for independent exploration and curricular integration.
  • Maintains awareness and develop professional expertise in new technologies, relevant national and international standards, disciplinary standards, and best practices for digital collections, projects, and making technologies (metadata, software, hardware, intellectual property)
  • Works to promote scholarly communication through digital repository and publishing services to campus faculty, staff, and students
  • Supervises Digital Library and Makerspace student workers and volunteers
  • Administers the Library’s digital asset management system (CONTENTdm) and digital project hosting (Reclaim Hosting, Omeka, WordPress)
  • Creates web interfaces for repository resources
  • Prepares online exhibits
  • Promotes use of Library’s digital collections through classroom demonstrations, meetings, and professional conferences
  • Integrates digital collections into the teaching, scholarship, and service of Bethel students, faculty, and staff
  • Instructs and assists in the creation of digital projects for digital humanities/digital scholarship
  • Assists Library users with Bethel University Library information resources through face-to-face, email, and chat interactions at the Reference desk and by appointment
  • Implements digital preservation strategies and best practices
  • Manages digitization projects internally and through external contracts
  • Served as Liaison for Biology Department and Copyright consultations until 2015 (duties passed to new staff members as my other responsibilities grew)

Cataloging Librarian
Northwestern College
St. Paul, MN

  • Cataloged new library materials for the online catalog using bibliographic standards – MARC, AACR2, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Assisted Library users with Northwestern College Library information resources through face-to-face, email, and chat interactions at the Reference desk and by appointment
  • Served as Library Liaison to the Business, Science and Mathematics Departments to select library resources and provide research and information literacy instruction
  • Initiated and supported digital projects and services

Systems Assistant – Digital Library Intern
Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University Medical School
Baltimore, MD

  • Researched and recommended best practices for implementing institutional repositories for scholarly work
  • Studied techniques for automated indexing of digital objects using the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Library Associate II
Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center
Baltimore, MD

  • Provided virtual and physical Reference duties in Business, Science & Technology Department and Children’s Department
  • Produced and managed content for Children’s Department website
  • Served as Project Manager for Online Multimedia Team
  • Integrated Web 2.0 technologies into library services (social bookmarking, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, MySpace)
  • Served on Library-wide Committees – Web Editorial Board, Social Networking, Display Advisory, Youth Resource Promotion

7th Grade Teacher – Life Sciences
Hyde Leadership Public Charter School
Washington, D.C.

  • Taught five sections of life science daily (20 students per class)

Media Escort for Authors on Book Tour
Bookfame, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

  • Served as publisher’s representative and handler for authors on book publicity tours in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore
  • Advised authors on local media environments and bookstores
  • Transported authors and facilitated their visits to all local events and media outlets

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