Experience & Education

Experience & Education

Professional experience

Director of Library Teaching and Learning @ Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University, October 2019-present
Supervises three faculty librarians and one staff member, including completing performance reviews; coordinates the library’s information literacy program; oversees assessment, open education, and instructional design efforts; partners with University offices and groups to support student learning

  • Teaches 3-credit seminar on information literacy at least one per year
  • Designs and teaches information literacy sessions for first year students
  • Coordinated library’s research award for undergraduates

First Year Experience Librarian @ Oklahoma State University
June 2016-October 2019
Coordinates library support for First Year Seminar and First Year Composition courses; assists in the development and implementation of information literacy assessment efforts; contributes to outreach initiatives and programming for first year students

  • Partners with colleagues to implement an assessment plan for information literacy instruction in First Year Composition courses
  • Created and maintains a library scavenger hunt for first year seminar courses
  • Collaborates on creation of online learning objects for partner programs

Instruction Librarian @ Washington State University
January 2014-June 2016
Designed, delivered, and assessed information literacy instruction for first-year students; served as liaison to Residence Life, First-Year Focus, New Student Programs, and the English Composition Program; and contributed to library outreach and marketing.

  • Designed and taught a one-credit information literacy course using a hybrid format
  • Delivered comprehensive reference assistance to library users face-to-face and virtually through instant messaging, email, and text
  • Selected monographs for inclusion in the Libraries’ Composition and Rhetoric collection

Graduate Assistant @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
August 2012-December 2013
Collaborated on all aspects of library instruction for writing, communication, and ESL courses; assisted with training of new Graduate Assistants; and contributed to the creation and maintenance of Libguides.

  • Provided research assistance in-person, online and over the phone to students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars
  • Assisted in maintenance of library web pages through CMS software
  • Marketed library news, events, and resources using multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and WordPress (blog)

Lecturer in English @ Quincy University
January 2011-May 2012
Courses: Composition, Composition and Texts, First Year Experience

  • Responsible for course and assigment design while adhering to the mission of the writing program
  • Taught two sections of composition each semester
  • Sat on Writing Faculty Committee

Associate Faculty @ John Wood Community College
Aug 2009-May 2012
Courses: Rhetoric and Composition I, Rhetoric and Composition II, Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Humanities, Business Writing I

  • Taught open learning classes as needed each semester and graded all assignments
  • Delivered course content through hybrid instruction
  • Conference weekly with students one-on-one to ensure progress toward completion


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
December 2013
Focus: Library instruction, information literacy

Western Illinois University
May 2009
Focus: Literature
Thesis: “The Creep Factor: The Blurring of Familial and Romantic Love in Emma and Clueless

Culver-Stockton College
May 2007
Focus: English

Committees & service

Community of Oklahoma Instruction Librarians (COIL)
Chair-elect, 2019-present
Member, 2016-present

Transitions to College Committee
Library Instruction Roundtable
American Library Association
Co-chair, 2018-present
Member, 2018-present

Management & Leadership Committee
Instruction Section
Association of College & Research Libraries
Member, 2016-present

Web Advisory Committee
Library Instruction Roundtable
American Library Association

ACRL-Washington Board of Directors
Member at Large