About

Work Experience

Upper Arlington Public Library: Youth Manager
Upper Arlington, OH, June 2021 – present

Westerville Public Library: Youth Librarian
Westerville, OH, August 2016 – June 2021

  • Manages the Wizards and Wands Festival, an annual event involving an $18,000+ budget, selecting and coordinating a 15 member committee, and collaborating across all library departments with over 3000 customers attending
  • Plans and presents 5-10 programs each month for ages 0-18 inside the library, outside the library, or virtually including coding and robotics activities, storytimes for ages 0-6, and booktalks for grades 2-5
  • Leads equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, including co-facilitating eight librarians participating in the Project Ready Curriculum and serving as a founding member and secretary of the library-wide Equity & Diversity Committee
  • Applies for grants to create innovative programs and services, including a $5000 LSTA tech grant and a $1500 LSTA graphic novel grant
  • Introduces media mentor concepts into daily library practices and programming by running staff trainings and increasing technology offerings and programs
  • Conducts reference interviews and provides readers’ advisory services to patrons ages 0-18
  • Performs collection development activities including weeding and suggesting purchases

Westerville Public Library: Youth Practicum Student
Westerville, OH, May 2016 – July 2016

Upper Arlington Public Library: Circulation Assistant
Upper Arlington, OH, September 2015 – July 2016

Walt Disney World Resort: Merchandise and Attractions Hostess
Orlando, FL, August 2014 – May 2015

Learn more about my work experience on my resume and throughout the other pages of this portfolio.


Education

Masters in Library and Information Science, December 2016
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Specialized in Children’s Librarianship and Teen Librarianship

mlis-practicum
Read about my MLIS Practicum experience here.

Honors Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2014
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Awarded Cornell Scholarship (full tuition, room, and board scholarship)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Computer Skills

Library Software:

  • Sierra ILS
  • Polaris ILS
  • Evanced Event Scheduling
  • Volgistics Volunteer Management Software
  • Overdrive & Libby
  • Hoopla
  • Cloud Library
  • READSquared Reading Program Software

Other Computer Software, Programs, Languages, Skills, and More:

  • Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • HTML & CSS
  • Web Design (WordPress)
  • Video Editing (iMovie, Final Cut)
  • Social media platforms

Professional Development

Committee Work:

  • Award Committees & Review:
    • 2020 – present SLJ Reviewer
    • 2020 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, Chair
    • 2018-2019 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, Member
  • National Work:
    • 2020-2022 ALSC Research Taskforce, Member
    • 2019-2021 ALSC Education Committee Member
  • Work in Ohio:
    • 2021 – present OLC Children’s Services Division Action Council, Secretary (Leadership Track)
    • 2019 – present OLC Service for All Conference, Secretary
    • 2019-2021 OLC Children’s Services Division Action Council, Member
  • Work at my library:
    • 2020 – present Equity & Diversity Committee, Secretary
    • 2020 – present Marketing Committee, Member
    • 2020 – present Project Ready Team, Facilitator
    • 2018 – present Wizards & Wands Festival Planning Committee, Chair

Training & Continuing Education:

Read more about my professional development here.