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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 - 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)

  • LIS 557 - Info. Tech. Lib. 

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             

      Florida Library Association (FLA)

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