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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2013 - 2016

Florida State University

School of Library and Information Science

Tallhassee, Florida

Ph.D., Information Studies, 

Dissertation: Do you do birthday parties?: Caregivers' perceptions of emergent literacy programming in libraries and their motivation for attending. 

2010-2012

Florida State University

School of Library and Information Science

Tallahassee, Florida

MSLIS, Library and Information Science,

Certificate in Information Architecture

TEACHING

University of Southern Mississippi

2021 - 2024

  • LIS 605 - Library Management (Graduate)

  • LIS 511 - Collection Development & Management (Graduate)

  • LIS 629 - Early Child Literature (Graduate)

  • LIS 670 - Graphic Novels (Graduate)

  • LIS 670 - Adult Genre (Graduate)

  • LIS 641 - Public Libraries (Graduate)

  • LIS 519 - Programs and Services for Youth (Graduate)

Indiana University Purdue University

at Indianapolis

2016 - 2020

  • LIS S604 - Emergent Literacy in Public Libraries

Professional Experience

Public Librarian

Children's Librarian

Library Management

State of Florida Information Specialist

Academic Librarian

Professional Service 

Journal Reviewer

The Journal of Academic Librarianship 2022 -2024     

American Journal of Evaluation 2017

       

Library Hi Tech 2017

Service to Organizations

ALA RUSA History 2023-Present

ALA LHRT 2023-Present

Beta Phi Mu (National Honor Society) 2023-Present

 

USM Committee on Services and Resources for Women 2023-Present

Undergraduate Research Committee, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2019-2020

Professional Memberships

      American Library Association (ALA)

      Mississippi Library Association (MLA)


      Georgia Library Association (GLA)


      Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 

      Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor             

      Society Florida Library Association (FLA)

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