Curriculum Vitae

Relevant Experience

Reference Librarian – Assistant Professor March 2016 – Present (Instructor, March 2015 – March 2016)
James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

Liaison to Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, & Sociology Departments

Provide instruction & collection development services

Coordinator of Reference Student Employees

Manage, train & hire reference student employees

Central Falls Rhode Island College Innovation Lab – Central Falls Planning Council

Asset Map Team Lead

RI Open Textbook Initiative

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Selected Projects

Redesign Library Website

Develop & Implement IRB Approved User Experience Study

Coordinated Intern Professional Field Experience

Administer SpringShare products

Implement use of LibStaffer & LibCal

Manage migration to V2 of LibAnswers

Revise reference statistics collection
Implement Queues
Reorganize use of LibAnswers & LibAnalytics

Information Literacy and Academic Program Liaison Librarian February 2012 – March 2015
Wadsworth Library
, Mount Ida College

Liaison to School of Design, New England Institute, School of Arts & Sciences Departments

Co-revised a cohesive Information Literacy curriculum for the college
Developed & implemented Information Literacy library sessions & supporting materials
Researched, reviewed & selected materials for collection development independently & with faculty input
Authored documentation of library services & resources for accreditation

Major Projects

Implemented & administrated the use of LibGuides, LibAnswers & LibCal
Managed migration to V2, branded & customized  LibGuides, LibAnswers & LibCal
Oversaw & trained library staff in the use of LibGuides, LibAnswers & LibCal
Redesigned & administrated the library website
Managed library’s social media presence on library Facebook page
Created events, activities & displays — Coordinated with the college’s Marketing & Communications team — Collaborated with faculty, student clubs & organizations, campus offices & departments
Lead print reference collection review process
Reviewed collections as a part of major collection weeding project
Co-authored library mission statement
Developed & implemented an Assistive Technology circulation policy with the Office of Student Success

Adjunct Faculty, Reference Department September 2011 – February 2012
James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College

Created, edited & updated LibGuides
Provided one-on-one reference services

Part-time Library Commons Assistant I November 2010 – February 2012
Phillips Memorial Library
, Providence College

Taught library information literacy classes
Assisted students, professors & community members with finding library resources

Substitute Teacher February 2010-June 2011
Groton Public School District

Implemented lesson plans in K-12 classrooms

Teen Programming Summer 2010, 2011
Mystic & Noank Library

Created & implemented first teen summer reading program

Circulation Assistant September 2006 – November 2007
Folger Shakespeare Library

Assisted readers with OPAC & physical card catalogs, indexes & finding aides


MLIS with a Specialization in Academic Librarianship December 2008
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Brotherton Scholarship, Department of Library and Information Science Fall 2008

B.A. with a Concentration in Cross Cultural Studies May 2006
Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington MA
Senior Thesis: A Taste of the Pomegranate: An Interdisciplinary Contemplation of Pornography

Professional Association Memberships & Committee Work

American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries 2013 – Present
College Libraries Section, Instruction Section

Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter 2012 – Present
New England Library Instruction Group
Scholarships & Awards Committee 2016 – Present, Co-Chair 2017 – Present

Rhode Island Library Association 2011 – Present
Information Literacy Action Round Table 2015 – 2016
Conference Committee 2011 – 2016

American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries, Student Member 2008
College Library Section, Instruction Section, New Member Round Table

Presentations Given

Using Object-Based and Open-Enabled Pedagogy for Authentic Learning July 2017
Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

Opening Up about Open Textbooks: Accounts of Real Work around OER May 2017
Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Collaborative Cartography: Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success May 2017
Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter Annual Conference

Mainstream Media, Social Media, Fake News, and the “Post-Truth” World February 2017
as part of: Liberal Studies 150: Understanding the Post-Election World, Rhode Island College

Kanopy – An On-Demand Streaming Video Solution. Like Netflix, but Better! July 2016
Adjunct Professional Development Day, Rhode Island College

UX Study for LibGuides 2 Website Redesign May 2016
Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference

Library I: Beginning Research Skills February & April 2016
as part of: Recipe for Research: Are Your Students Working From a Recipe or Learning to Cook?
A Series to Guide Faculty in Developing Student Research Skills
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island College

Less is More: Librarians Focus the First Year (Poster) October 2015
October is Information Literacy Month
Rhode Island Library Association, Information Literacy Action Round Table

How the Library is Changing to Support Faculty August 2013
Faculty/Staff Summer Institute 2013
Mount Ida College

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Summer Institute and Summit + CC-LIB Certificate August 2017
Open Textbook Network

Green and Gold: Understanding Open Access Models (CE) October 2015
North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Regional Chapter of Medical Library Association

Visual Literacy: Incorporating the Visual into Information Literacy & Library Programs November 2014
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education

Using WordPress to Build Library Websites March 2013
American Library Association eCourse

Summer Institute (CE) July 2012
National Center for Death Education

University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences Continuing Medical Education (CE) October 2008

Research Integrity
Human Subjects Research in Biomedical Science
Conflict of Interest
Responsible Literature Searching

Conferences Attended

Northeast Regional OER Summit + Leadership Day 2017
Association of College & Research Libraries, Annual Conference 2017
ACRL/NEC Annual Program 2016, 2017
ACRL/NEC New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference 2016
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting 2016
Connecticut Information Literacy Conference 2014, 2016, 2017
NorthEast Regional Computing Program Annual Conference 2014
Association of College & Research Libraries Virtual Conference 2013
Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2012 – 2017

Workshops & Training

Effectively Implementing OER on your Campus November 2016
OpenStax Webinar

Assessment: Making it Work for You  October 2015
Rhode Island College, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Peer to Peer Outreach: Involving Students in Library Operations and Promotion October 2015
NorthEast Regional Computing Program

Green Dot Bystander Training August 2015
Rhode Island College, Green Dot Training

Not Just for Honors Students: The Value of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity for Student Engagement and Retention April 2015
Rhode Island College, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Center for Research & Creative Activity

Summer Institute 2012-2014
Mount Ida College, Center for Curricular Innovation and Teaching Effectiveness

Collaboration in the Library: An E-Resources Workshop October 2012
SpringShare & Credo Reference

Safe Space Training October 2012
Mount Ida College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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