Education

Masters of Library Science, December 2011
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Bachelor of Arts, American History
Saint Augustine’s University, May 2010

Study Abroad, Summer 2011
The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Development

  • Closed Captioning and Subtitle Training (2013)
  • Camtasia Training (2013)
  • Safe Space Training (2012)

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 and 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), cataloged 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 inter library 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, 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 cataloged 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. reestablishing the relationship with the former donor, requesting additional donations).

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record
Spring 2014 – Fall 2015
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.

Honors and Awards

Ralph Bunch Award
Spring 2009
St. Augustine’s University

This award recognizes a history or political science majors for significant service to the department

History Leadership Award
Spring 2008
St. Augustine’s University

This award recognizes a history or political science major for exhibiting outstanding leadership potential

TRIO Scholar
2006 – 2010
St. Augustine’s University

This competitive scholarship supports first-generation college students

Golden Leaf Scholar
2006 – 2010
Golden Leaf Foundation

This scholarship supports college students from tobacco-dependent (i.e. economy) regions

Technical Proficiency

Productivity Software
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher)
• iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Selected Database and Library Software Proficiency
• 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)