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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. 


Florida State University

School of Library and Information Science

Tallahassee, Florida

MSLIS, Library and Information Science,

Certificate in Information Architecture


University of Southern Mississippi

2021 - Present

  • LIS 605 - Library Management (Graduate)

  • LIS 511 - Collection Development & Management (Graduate)

  • LIS 629 - Early Child Literature (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

       American Journal of Evaluation 2017

       Library Hi Tech 2017

Service to Organizations

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

      Curriculum Committee, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2018-2020

      RACL, University System of Georgia. 2018-2020

      University System of Georgia Open Textbooks Reviewer, University System of Georgia. 2019

      FLA Standards and Outcomes Committee Member. Florida Library Association.

      Strozier Library Graduate Advisory Board Member, Florida State University, Graduate Advisory Board. 2014-2016

      Committee Member, 21st Century Literacy Lecture Series: Literacy and Urban Education in the 21st Century. 2015

      Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Emergent Literacy: 7th Annual Early Learning Conference. 2014

      Consultant, Florida State University, Department of Speech Pathology and Information Studies (PALS): Children’s Program for Autism Training of Rural Librarians. 2014

      Committee Member, Public Library Association Proposal Reviewing Committee for PLA @ ALA. 2013-2014

      Committee Member, Florida Library Association, Continuing Education Committee. 2013-2015

       Committee Member, ALA New Members Round Table, Orientation Committee. 2013

      Secretary, Florida State University ALA Student Chapter, Student Chapter of the Year. 2012

Professional Memberships

      American Library Association (ALA)

      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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