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 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), 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 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 

Teaching Experience 

Instructor of Record 

Spring 2014 – Spring 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 

Technical Proficiencies 

Productivity Software 

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

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)