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Masters in Library and Information Studies
Graduation – December 2013
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (UNCG)

MS in Instructional Technology
January 2001 - May 2002
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

BA in Communications/Journalism
September 1990 - May 1994
Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Library and Information Skills Experience 
School Library Media Coordinator
WSFC School District, Meadowlark Elementary School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Serve the needs of 900+ K-5 students, teachers and parents in a suburban elementary school on a fixed schedule.
  • Manage funds and budget for collection development.
  • Teach research, information literacy and seeking strategies, as well as, lessons that incorporate the following standards:  AASL 21st Century Learner, NC Essential Standards for Information and Technology, and Common Core State Standards.
  • Participate in a pilot program, Mobile Learning Communities (MLC), for 2012-13 with several Meadowlark teachers to support BYOD in our school.
  • Serve on curriculum teams for reading and technology.
  • Organize literacy events such as storyteller and author visits, dramatic arts presentations, and book fairs.
  • Organize and run the Battle of the Books program, a program that fosters the love of reading in 4th and 5th grade students through a fun competition.
Consultant, Instructional Designer
2012 – 2013
UNCG, School of Education, Greensboro, NC
  • Provided instructional design consultation for faculty members developing online graduate courses in the teaching of math, government documents, and ESOL for teachers.
Teach/Library Project Assistant
2010 - 2011
UNCG, Jackson Library, Greensboro, NC
  • Collaborated with the Distance Education librarian and an LIS faculty member to bridge knowledge and understanding between classroom learning and fieldwork experience.
  • Created “Instructional Technology Toolkit”, a website listing instructional technology software tools meant to assist faculty, students and staff with assessment, feedback, collaboration, organization, presentations and scheduling.
  • Created online reference guides on various types of alert services and delivery methods for staying current in research areas.
  • Designed and developed online tutorial for nursing students using PubMed.
  • Facilitated online and in-person workshops on EndNote, Refworks and Libguides.
Contract Consultant - Instructional Designer
2006 – 2010
BankersEdge, Eagleville, PA
  • Applied writing, editing, proofing, and web development skills to create online courses for financial industry professionals.
Contract Consultant – Information Architect
2007 - 2008
Wachovia, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Was lead information architect for Wachovia's Intranet Experience Team.
  • Conducted evaluations and usability assessments on internal website architecture.
  • Worked closely with the Intranet Standards Manager to evaluate all site requests and approve changes.
Instructional Designer/Online Program Coordinator
2002 - 2006
University College of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Provided instructional design consultation.
  • Trained faculty and teaching assistants to use the Blackboard course management system.
  • Worked with outside corporate clients to design and develop online training courses.
  • Researched online education best practices and trends.
Teaching Experience 
Union Hill Elementary School
Student teacher
Worked alongside the media specialist and was provided with hands-on opportunities to learn more about teaching, operating and maintaining a K-5 elementary school library.

Teaching Center of New York

Website Design 101
Taught teachers from Syracuse area school districts the basics of web design and development.

SUNY Cortland
Adjunct Instructor
EDU 630: New Media for the Classroom
Taught graduate level course for the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department; students learned how to design an educational web site for their classrooms.

2011 NCLA Conference, Hickory, NC
"Everybody Teaches!” with Beth Filar Williams and Lauren Pressley
Presented to NCLA members on best practices and instructional design methodologies for creating effective online learning initiatives.

2011 LAUNC-CH Research Forum, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
Poster presenter
Instructional Tech Toolkit @ UNCG Libraries
Presented poster on the process, design and development of a website to better assist faculty, staff and students with learning and using more technology tools for educational and research purposes.

iDEAL Summit – 2010
Poster Presenter
Teach Library Project: More than a GAship
Presented the model of collaboration between practitioner, faculty member and student that was being undertaken that academic year.

Proficient in the following areas:
  • Web design and development
  • MS Office
  • Information design
  • Researching technologies for personal, educational and business usage
  • Writing - copy editing, blogging, report

American Library Association (ALA) - 2010 - Present
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) - 2011 - 2012
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) - 2011 - Present
Association for Library Service to Children - 2012 - Present
International Reading Association (IRA) - 2014

North Caroline Library Association (NCLA) - 2010 - Present

North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) - 2011 - Present
Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA at UNCG) - 2009 - 2012
                     - Vice President – 2011-2012