I believe that LITA should balance experienced leadership with fresh, new perspectives. I am an advocate for LITA to sharpen and use the talents and skill sets of its members to increase knowledge about technology in the library field. This knowledge is inclusive of library professionals, of all backgrounds and skill levels. I am active, enthusiastic, and committed to serving. I want to help LITA realize its vision of lifelong learning and optimizing member experience by being of value, useful, and informative of current technology and what’s on the horizon in our profession.
Emerging Technologies and Web Librarian, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Type of Organization
Web Services Librarian, University of Houston-Victoria, Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Degrees and Certificates
University of North Texas, Digital Content Management Certificate, 2013
University of North Texas, MS Information Science, 2010
University of North Texas, BA Communications, 2000
Were you a Spectrum Scholar?
Were you an Emerging Leader?
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities
Offices Held in State, Regional, and Other Library Associations
Texas Library Association, Web Coordinator, Automation and Technology Round Table 2013 – 2014
Special Libraries Association, Web Management Chair, Information Technology Board, 2012 – 2013
Special Libraries Association, Public Relations Chair, Information Technology Board, 2011 – 2012
University of North Texas Library Information Science Student Association, President, 2009 - 2010
Honors and Awards
American Library Association Emerging Leader, 2013
University of North Texas Faculty Recognition Award, 2011
Beta Phi Mu – International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, 2010
In all of my accomplishments, I have recognized the strengths in others and within myself to create solutions to problems and work towards a common goal. Such accomplishments include working with committee members and panelists to run two successful 2017 LITA Top Tech programs or collaborating with a sub-group of Web Coordinating Committee (WCC) Members to previously reorganize the LITA “Get Involved” page, which was later styled by another talented WCC member. In my work at a previous institution, I have identified needs within the ILL department and worked with them to apply spam filters, which increased efficiency in their work. In my current role, I have been responsible for leading efforts to create a responsive, dynamic website that impacts my university community and practicing clinicians.
Author: “Less is More: How to App-ify Your Library Services”, Computers in Libraries, June 2012
Number of Years as an ALA Member