Online version of my resume (March 2014)

PDF version of my CV (2012)



April 2010: Master of Science in Information (MSI), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Specializations in: Community Informatics and Library and Information Services


May 2005: Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thesis: “Holiness Is Not a Luxury of the Pure”: Blessed Mother Teresa and the Struggle over Symbols

Professional Experience

University of Michigan, School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI

September 2014-Present: Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Develops curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities for students enrolled at the School of Information around entrepreneurial and innovation-based skills.

University of Michigan, MLibrary, Ann Arbor, MI

January 2013-September 2014: Special Projects Librarian

Assists the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching, the Associate University Librarian for Operations, and the Associate University Librarian for Research in the coordination of major initiatives within the University Library.

University of Michigan, Office of Enabling Technologies, Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

August 2010-December 2012: Open Education Coordinator

Build community through online and in-person engagement, conduct training and workshops to foster a culture of sharing at the University of Michigan. Develop and implement all public events and presentations. Consult and support open practices and initiatives at U-M and with peer institutions. Assess impact of Open.Michigan initiative.

University of Michigan, School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI

May 2009-September 2010: Research Assistant

Conducted research with Dr. Joan C. Durrance on the indicators, practices, and outcomes of civic and community engagement in public libraries, using NVivo for analysis.

June 2009- May 2010: Community Information Corps Program Coordinator

Coordinated SI-575 with the professor including identifying and inviting speakers to the seminar, liaised with students regarding course requirements, marketed seminar to the public; Developed additional experiential learning opportunities for current and incoming students; Developed the community informatics curriculum with faculty, staff and community partners.

University of Michigan, International Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

May 2010- August 2010: Marketing and Research Assistant

Collaborated with the Marketing and Communications Specialist and Director of IT to manage the Institute-wide website, conduct internal marketing research and launch II’s student travel blog.

May-August 2009: Senior Projects Assistant

Organized, researched, drafted the university-wide special report “Internationalizing the University of Michigan: Academic Dimensions” and the International Institute’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

September 2008-April 2009: Administrative and Projects Assistant

Assisted visitors and staff of II including managing the II’s donor and contact database and digitizing application materials for Fellowships Coordinator and African Studies Center.

Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR

November 2006-July 2008: Assistant Youth Services Librarian

Designed and implemented children’s and teen programming including managing the Teen Anime Club and supported patrons at the Youth Reference Desk; Managed the Picture Book collection including weeding and orders and maintained the Young Adult Fiction collection and the Parenting Collection.

May 2000-December 2005: Library Associate, Page II

Provided customer service, in person and on the phone, at Check Out and Information desks; Created and managed patron records; Shelved materials and maintained collection order; Supervised the Sorting Room; Cataloged and processed incoming serials.

University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, AR

March-August 2007: Reference Clerical Assistant III

Provided patron assistance at Reference Desk; Collaborated with Subject Specialist Librarians on special projects; Cataloged and archived information for Index Arkansas and the Arkansas Periodical Index using MARC standards.

Ozark Literacy Council, Fayetteville and Springdale, AR

December-May 2007: English Language Instructor

Taught English as a second language to adults twice a week for an academic semester.

Cambridge University Development Office, Cambridge, England

March-June 2006: Receptionist

Directed guest and alumni requests in person, over the phone, and via email and managed and updated alumni and constituent records in Raiser’s Edge; Managed office supplies with external partners.