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An information scientist with over ten years of experience in academic libraries, I make communities stronger by bringing my whole self to my profession.


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My earliest memory is of my library.

My journey with libraries began as a toddler, when my mother would bring me to our town’s weekly “library club” for experiential programming and socialization. I fell in love with learning, and I have since continuously utilized and contributed to my public, school, and academic libraries. These places of discovery and refuge shaped me into a civic and service-minded librarian, committed to cultivating the next generation of library advocates—Library Club 2.0.

I have demonstrated dedication to high-quality, user-centered services through effective instruction, multifaceted outreach, and continuous collaboration. Colleagues would describe me as a librarian committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of my work. As a lifelong library advocate, I continue to expand my understanding of and contributions to the library profession by researching and innovating, and by learning from my colleagues across the world.

Areas of expertise and research interests:

Library Management
& Professional Development

Advocacy, Outreach,
& Marketing

Diversity, Equity,
& Inclusion

Access Services
& Circulation

Reader’s Advisory
& Research Assistance

Instructional Design, Distance Learning, & Cocurricular Learning

I can help you:

Get your research project organized, select trustworthy resources for your project, and provide editorial feedback.

Review your library’s social media presence, and help you design a social media strategy unique to your library community.

Develop cocurricular learning experiences for library student employees, and liven up your library instruction.

Write and edit professional emails, newsletters, scholarly content, and even your memoir!

Design graphics and websites for your portfolios, projects, and organizations.

Assess your library’s departmental workflows and training materials, then help you design even stronger ones.

Plan programming and discussions relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion, tailored to your specific community.

Find your next book in any genre you wish to explore, and provide you with multimedia resources to help you engage deeply.

Organize your short and long-term professional and personal goals so that they are more achievable.

Connect you with people from my interdisciplinary network of professionals for collaboration.

To inquire about the above services,
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