About

Work Experience

Westerville Public Library: Youth Librarian
Westerville, OH, August 2016 – present

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

Columbus Metropolitan Library: Youth Services Intern
Columbus, OH, June – August 2010-2014 (summers only)

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


Education

Masters in Library and Information Science, 4.0 GPA, December 2016
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Specialized in Children’s Librarianship and Teen Librarianship

Relevant Courses:

  • Library Materials/Services to Teens
  • Library Materials and Services for Young Children
  • Art and Story: The Study of Children’s Picturebooks
  • Library Materials Serving Children
  • Reference Sources and Services for Youth
  • Youth Literature in the Digital Realm

Sample Work:

money4college

Examine the Tumblr Blog I created for my Teen Services course about helping teens find scholarship money for college here.

exploringpottermore-website

Explore the website my group created for my Youth Literature in the Digital Realm Course: Exploring Pottermore.

mlis-practicum

Read about my MLIS Practicum experience here.

Honors Bachelor of Arts in English, 3.96 GPA, May 2014
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Awarded Cornell Scholarship (full tuition, room, and board scholarship)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Relevant Courses:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Content Area Reading: Secondary
  • Educational Psychology
  • Genre Studies in American Literature: Banned Book
  • Book to Film Adaptations

Read my undergraduate thesis on using transmedia storytelling and adaptations of classic novels in the high school English classroom here.


Computer Skills

Library Software

  • Sierra ILS
  • Polaris ILS
  • Evanced Event Scheduling
  • Volgistics
  • Visual Intelligence

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

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