Education & Experience

Master of Library Science, GPA: 3.916, May 2013
Library Media Specialist Certification 
University of Maryland, College Park

Clear Single Subject Credential in Social Studies and English with ELL Authorization, GPA: 3.964, June 2007
33 out of 39 units towards a Master of Arts, Education
University of California, Davis

Master of Arts, History, GPA: 3.78, January 2005
California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, History; Minor, English Literature, summa cum laude, GPA: 3.968, May 2002
High Point University, High Point, North Carolina

Special Collections and Digital Archives Librarian,
University Library, California State University, Stanislaus
April 2015 - Present

Instruction and User Services Librarian,
University Library, California State University, Stanislaus
February 2014 - March 2015

Interim Curator for Literature and Rare Books,
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
June 2013 - January 2014
  • Conducted reference interviews with reading room visitors & responded to reference requests submitted via email and telephone.
  • Delivered bibliographic instruction specific to primary source research and undertook learning outcome assessments for undergraduate research methods classes.
  • Developed collection specific lessons for upper division and graduate level courses visiting Special Collections.
  • Drafted collection development policies for literary manuscripts and rare books based on collection strengths and current UMD faculty teaching interests.
  • Primary Investigator for Special Collections and Digital Projects & Initiative’s Digital Teaching Collections Project.
    • Researched best practices in digital pedagogy, instructional use of digital resources in the college classroom, and digital collection interfaces.
    • Designed and disseminated survey gauging University of Maryland instructors’ interest in the development of Digital Teaching Collections.
    • Presented preliminary findings and literature review at DLF Forum 2013’s Community Idea Exchange Lightning Round.
  • Preservation Task Force Member responsible for writing policies, procedures, and criteria for prioritization of Special Collections materials to receive preservation treatment and digital preservation.
  • Produced the environmental scan of French language materials in the manuscript and Rare Book collections for UMD Libraries Revealing La Revolution French pamphlet cataloging and digitization project as part of a pilot project to join the NEH grant funded CIFNAL French Pamphlet Project.
Graduate Assistant for Literature and Rare Books,
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
August 2011 - May 2013
  • Project manager for How We Might Live:  The Vision of William Morris  exhibit (the first exhibit to open on time and with a completed digital exhibit in Special Collections’ memory).
    • Researched, wrote, and edited text for the gallery and digital exhibits.
    • Created scale model of gallery and exhibit cases to aid in exhibit layout and installation.
    • Coded digital exhibit.
    • Co-author of exhibit’s social media (Twitter and WordPress blog).
    • Conducted tours of exhibit for classes and community groups. 
    • Developed instructions sessions specific to History, English, and Art courses from exhibit.
    • Collaborated with Development Office to host a fundraising and outreach event based on the exhibit.
  • Design information architecture integrating literary manuscripts and rare books collection areas for web redesign in new content management system (HIPPO).
    •  Edit existing webpages and author new webpages.
    • Create LibGuides merging literary manuscripts and rare books collections.
  • Served on the Maryland Room Reference Desk.
  • Processed historical and literary manuscript collections.  
Web Development Intern,
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
January 2013 - May 2013
  • Migrated 90% of the Smithsonian Folkways website to a content management system (Orchard) and updated code where necessary for search engine optimization.
  • Coded a web page for each Smithsonian Folkways lesson plan (in addition to the downloadable pdf) to increase educational resources findability on the web, not yet live.
  • Updated Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Blog videos with HTML5 code for display on mobile devices. 
  • Uploaded videos and added metadata to Smithsonian Folklife Festival YouTube channel. 
Library Day Lecturer & Safari Lecturer,
User Education Services, University of Maryland Libraries
September 2011- April 2013
  • Delivered information literacy lessons for English 101 students on the use of University of Maryland Library homepage, online catalog, and serials databases. 
    • Taught search strategies such as identifying key words, developing synonyms, and utilizing a variety of Boolean operators. 
    • Instructed on the differences between popular and scholarly resources and the importance of proper citations. 
  • Demonstrated use of iPads for lesson activity.
  • Maintain library technology and classroom.
Library Intern,
Special Collections & Reference Services, National Defense University Library
January 2012 – May 2012
Social Science Teacher,
Rodriguez High School, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
August 2007-June 2011
  • Developed units of instruction using modern research on best methods to help students meet and exceed state learning goals.
  • Created assessments to measure students' mastery and used data to determine student growth toward academic objectives.
  • Initiated a research writing assignment which all 10th grade history students completed and drafted scaffolding to help fellow teachers implement.
  • Collaboratively drafted curriculum guide and essential questions for the World History curriculum.
  • Co-wrote the 11th grade Writing Project Prompt.
English Teacher,
Vanden High School, Travis Unified School District
September 2004-June 2006
  • Taught American Literature, Sophomore English, and Freshmen English.
  • Developed multimedia lesson plans that integrated California State Standards.
  • Taught students with such diverse needs as special education, non-native speakers, and college preparatory.
  • Participated in discipline area planning.
Archive Intern,
Center for Sacramento History
June-July 2003
  • Processed Lewis Winter collection of documents, photographs, and glass plate negatives.
  • Cataloged the collection.
  • Digitally preserved documents and pictures from the collection.