CV

Professional Experience

Librarian

July 2015

The Forest History Society (Durham, NC)

Head of Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

September 2013 – May 2015

Saint Augustine’s University (Raleigh, NC)

Manage, monitor, and maintain university reference resources

Collaborate with faculty from diverse disciplines to assess the reference needs of the university at the department level.

Oversee the acquisition and pruning of reference resources to best serve the diverse needs of university stakeholders (i.e. faculty, students, different disciplines)

Design and facilitate workshops for faculty (eg. “Using LibGuides in the Classroom”, “EBSCO Business Databases for Research”)

Design the curriculum and taught an honors thesis course on research technology.

Provide bibliographic instruction for university students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one interactions, workshops, guest lectures, and an academic course.

Respond to reference inquiries from university community members in a thorough and timely manner.

Assist in event planning and execution for programming taking place in the library

Provide additional circulation services

Library Technical Assistant II

August 2012 – September 2013

Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)

Maintained and managed the audiovisual collection: updated collection content and technology (i.e. VHS to DVD to streaming video), catalogued audiovisual materials

Provided reference consultation and training to students, faculty, and staff

Supported daily functional activities of the library: preparing, processing, and shelving library assets; maintaining patron records; billing

Compiled and organized interlibrary loan materials for later distribution to patrons

Supervised college work-study students

Library Technical Assistant I

February 2012 – August 2012

Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)

Provided reference consultation and training to students, faculty, and staff

Supported daily functional activities of the library: preparing, processing, and shelving library assets; maintaining patron records; billing

Compiled and organized interlibrary loan materials for later distribution to patrons

Supervised college work-study students

Evening Librarian

December 2011 – August 2012

St. Augustine’s University (hired through Quality Staffing) (Raleigh, NC)

Provided reference services for faculty, staff, and students.

Provided bibliographic instruction for continuing education students

Facilitated evening library events including: movie viewings, poetry readings, and student organization events

Graduate Assistant in the School of Library and Information Sciences

August 2010 – December 2011

North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC)

Supported circulation activities; shelved books, serials, magazines, and other library materials.

Copy catalogued new periodical, books, and other materials for the School of Library and Information Sciences.

Updated archive records in Sirsi Dynix

Recorded videos and took photos at special library events for the School of Library and Information Sciences website

Intern

Summer 2009

Conservation Trust for North Carolina (Raleigh, NC)

Used public records to identify potential locations of Rosenwald schools

Conducted site visits to survey original Rosenwald school sites (schools built to educate African-Americans in the twentieth century) in eastern North Carolina

Conducted follow-up research to contact the current private or county owners of the property

Authored an internal report to summarize findings for the research team.

Assisted in the team’s advocacy efforts to designate former Rosenwald school structures and land protected under the conservation trust

Intern

May 2008 – August 2008

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Researched public records to identify African American recreational cites (during Virginia’s segregation era) for further characterization.

Developed a street map of African American neighborhoods in Virginia during segregation from deed records.

Collected qualitative data on historically African American neighborhoods in neighboring counties.

Attended monthly professional development and research seminars.

Intern

April 2008 – May 2010

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (Raleigh, NC)

Researched and composed reports on the current status of donors (i.e. acquisitions, inactive previous donors)

Utilizing the nonprofit’s archives, identified previous donors that had not recently made a donation as targets for future NCICU donor-relation activities (i.e. re-establishing the relationship with the former donor, requesting additional donations).

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record

Spring 2014

Saint Augustine’s University (Raleigh, NC)

Course: Honors Research Seminar: Research Technology (HON 298)

Course Description: This course will engage students from diverse disciplines in the research process. Students will explore the use of various research technologies and resources to build upon the research proposal developed in the prerequisite course (Hon 297). Students will engage in critical thinking to evaluate methods for data collection and analysis, to develop conclusions of the observed data/results, and to synthesize implications for further research.

Guest Lecturing

Fall 2013

African-American History

North Carolina History

Guest Lecturing

Spring 2013

African-American History

Research Methods in Psychology

English Composition

Workshops

(Fall 2013 – Spring 2015)

Using LibGuides in the Classroom

EBSCO Business Databases for Research

Academic Service

Undergraduate Recruiting

Spring 2014

Recruited applicants for St. Augustine’s University at a local college fair; organized and led information sessions at local high schools to recruit competitive students

International Relations Round Table of ALA

2010 – Present

Committee employs a global perspective to discuss trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in library and information sciences

Committee serves as a liaison between the International Relations Committee and the broader ALA community

Collegiate 100 Black Men of America

2009 – 2010

Community service organization that promotes the intellectual and personal development of African American boys by providing tutoring and mentoring services.

Education

Master of Library Science, December 2011

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Bachelor of Arts, American History

Saint Augustine’s University, May 2010

Professional Development

Closed Captioning and Subtitle Training (2013)

Camtasia Training (2013)

Safe Space Training (2012)

Technical Proficiencies

Productivity Software

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher)

iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Selected Database and Library Software Proficiencies

Horizon

NC Live

Worldshare Management Services (WMS)

Sirsi Dynex

Datatel

RefWorks

Instructional Software

Blackboard (Learning Management System)

Camtasia (for creating online video tutorials)

LibGuides

Marketing and Social Media Software

iMovie (for producing videos for marketing purposes)

Camtasia (for producing videos for marketing purposes)

WordPress (creating websites)

Twitter

Facebook

Professional Memberships

Member, American Library Association (2010 – Present)

Member, North Carolina Library Association (2010 – present)