Experience & Service

Library Experience

2018- University of Michigan, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI

History Librarian

  • Develop, manage, and assess collections in all formats and languages for American history, British history, Canadian history, and Irish history.
  • Create and conduct library instruction sessions for graduate and undergraduate students in the History Department.
  • Conduct research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Liaise with History Department.
  • Collaborate with digital scholarship and pedagogy librarians to support new forms of teaching and scholarship.
  • Serve on library committees: currently, the General Reference and Popular Press E-Resource Team.

2008-2017 Georgetown University, Lauinger Memorial Library, Washington, DC

Collections, Research, & Instruction Librarian for American history, American studies, African American studies, European history, general history, LGBT studies, medieval studies, music, and women’s and gender studies

  • Develop, manage, and assess collections in all formats for liaison areas, including foreign-language materials and multimedia.
  • Conduct and promote instructional sessions primarily for undergraduate and graduate courses in liaison areas, but in other areas as needed.
  • Conduct research consultations with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.
  • Outreach to departments, programs, faculty, and students in liaison areas, including departmental office hours.  
  • Provide discipline-specific and general reference and research services.
  • Serve on and coordinate library, university, and consortial committees, working groups, and task forces (Most recently within the library: chair of African American Studies Committee (part of the Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Library Working Group), Digital Collections Working Group, Digital Scholarship Task Force, Writing Forum. Within the consortium: User Experience Committee).
  • Coordinator and administrator of LibGuides and RefWorks.
  • Interim librarian for GIS (including ArcGIS), 2014-2015.
  • Interim librarian for English literatures, 2012-2013.
  • Interim librarian for communication, culture, and technology and journalism, 2012-2013.
  • Interim librarian for Latin American studies, 2010-2011.

 

2007-2008 Grand Valley State University, Zumberge Library Allendale, MI

Arts and Humanities Librarian

  • Liaison to African and African American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, and Russian and Eastern European studies.
  • Developed and managed collections in all formats for liaison areas.
  • Developed, promoted, and conducted instruction sessions for the introductory writing program.
  • Engaged in outreach to faculty and students in liaison areas.
  • Provided discipline-specific and general reference and research services.
  • Served on emerging technology and website work group committees.
  • Participated in first-year faculty seminars sponsored by the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

Professional Service

Public Services Quarterly, member of editorial board, reviewer (2011- )

Journal of Academic Librarianship, reviewer (2015- )

Journal of Education in Library and Information Science, reviewer (2011- )

Communications in Information Literacy, reviewer (2017- )

Partnership, reviewer (2017- )

Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, reviewer (2018- )

Member, American Library Association (2007- )

  • New Members Roundtable (2007-2011)
    • Member of Midwinter Social Committee and Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee (2010-2011)

Member, Association of College and Research Libraries (2007- )

  • Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (2018-2020 )
  • Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards Committee (2018-2019)
  • Annual Conference Programs Committee (2010-2012)

Instruction Section (2007- )

  • Member of Membership Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member-at-Large (elected position) (2016-2018)
  • Website Administrator (2015-2016)
  • Member of Communications Committee (2015-2016)
  • Co-Chair of Website Implementation Task Force (2014-2015)
  • Chair of Website Implementation Task Force (2013-2014)
  • Secretary/Archivist (elected position) (2012-2014)
  • Co-chair of Local Arrangements Committee (2009-2010)
  • Chair of Planning Committee (2010-2011)
  • Member of Planning Committee (2011-2012)

University Libraries Section (2007- )

  • Chair of ALA Annual 2018 Program Planning Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member-at-Large (elected position) (2016-2018)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2017 Program Planning Committee (2016-2017)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2016 Program Planning Committee (2015-2016)
  • Chair of ALA Annual 2015 Program Planning Committee (2014-2015)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2014 Program Planning Committee (2013-2014)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2013 Program Planning Committee (2012-2013)
  • Member of Current Topics Discussion Group (2010-2013)
  • Member of Nominating Committee (2010-2012)
  • Member of Ad-Hoc Virtual Midwinter Committee (2011)
  • Co-chair of ALA Annual 2011 Program Planning Committee (2009-2011)

Women’s and Gender Studies Section (2014- )

  • Member of Collections Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2019 Program Planning Committee (2018-2019)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2018 Program Planning Committee (2017-2018)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2017 Program Planning Committee (2016-2017)
  • Member of Awards Committee (2016-2017)
  • Member of ALA Annual 2016 Program Planning Committee (2015-2016)

Member, District of Columbia Library Association (2008-2011)

Digital Library Federation, Co-Chair of Teaching with Digital Primary Sources subgroup (within Digital Library Pedagogy group)