Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
School of Information Studies
Master of Science in Library and Information Science, May 2014
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Bachelor of Arts, May 2012
Major: Classics Minor: Chemistry
Honors: Recipient of Presidential Scholarship (2008-2010); Hassler Latin Prize (Fall 2010)
Temple University, Rome, Italy (Spring 2011)
Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Jan. 2013 - present.
Work closely with an iSchool faculty member to provide support for instructors and students using Blackboard as well as various instructional tools. Within Blackboard, work to emphasize the use of instructional design for courses taught by faculty members. Work with a small team to design and manage three massive open online courses (MOOC) including the first MOOC by the iSchool. Run the iSchool Learning Management System’s Twitter account (@SUiSchooliLMS). Taught social media lectures to an undergraduate class. Manage content updates for the iSchool’s Faculty Center webpage.
Circulation Staff, Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library. Oct. 2012 - present.
Carry out circulation procedures along with dispensing and accounting for reserve materials through Aleph Circulation. Assist patrons, re-shelve library materials and maintain neat and orderly public areas. Respond to reference questions and assist with copying materials for Inter Library Loan and Document Delivery.
Student Assistant, Upstate Medical University Golisano's Childrens Hospital. May 2013 - present.
Assist patients and families with checking out movies and video games through Aleph Circulation. Maintain infection control standards within the library. Demonstrate how to use PS3s and provide reader’s advisory for children and adult patrons.
Library Intern, Crouse Hospital’s Medical Library. May 2013 – Aug. 2013.
Worked to improve the instructional design of the Moodle (learning management system) course for the library services as well as the course for new nursing student orientation. Demonstrated techniques to access e-books on various technological devices and provided other basic technology support. Assisted in filming a short video showing the effect of evidence-based practice. Researched applications for mobile devices in addition to student portfolios and created design templates using various web portals. Provided remote reference service via email for inquiries through the library research request form.
Cataloging Student Assistant, Barclay Law Library at Syracuse University. Sept. 2012 – May 2013.
Responsible for a database maintenance project to ensure access to the library’s online holdings. Physically processed incoming materials and maintained a shelf list of the collection. Worked to maintain the filing of collection development acquisition forms and de-processing materials for withdrawal. Occasionally staffed the circulation desk and provided customer service.
Faculty Assistant, Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2012.
Researched video/audio/screen capture tools for possible implementation in the iSchool. This involved testing the tools and evaluating their effectiveness with regard to use in a classroom setting.
Peer Learning Associate, Gettysburg College, Chemistry Department. Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2011.
Worked individually or in small groups with students as a tutor for Introductory Chemistry. Responsible for conducting review sessions before exams and assisting students with their homework and lab procedures.
Teaching Assistant in a Lab, Gettysburg College, Chemistry Department Sept. 2009 – Apr. 2010.
Worked one-on-one with students in a General Chemistry course. Helped monitor 16 students as they conducted experiments and assisted them as they learned laboratory techniques. Maintained the cleanliness of the lab space.
Microsoft Office: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Website Building: Wix, WordPress, Weebly
Integrated Library Systems: Aleph (circulation), Voyager (basic cataloging and some circulation)
Presentation Tools: Camtasia Studio, Prezi
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest
Instruction: Creating lesson plans, conducting presentations
Leadership and Service:
Member of Alpha Phi Omega, National Co-ed service Fraternity (Fall 2009 - Spring 2012)
Volunteer Tour Guide, Gettysburg College, Admissions Office (Sept. 2008 - Apr. 2010)
-Provided tours to prospective students visiting campus.
Secretary of the Dance Ensemble Executive Board, Gettysburg College (Sept. 2010 - Dec. 2010)
-Took minutes of every meeting, complied and sent out newsletters. Responsible for the
organization of contact information and data from previous years.
Assistant to Librarian, Bennett Woods Elementary School, Okemos, MI (Oct. 2006 - May 2008)
-Assisted with shelving books, inventory, and other projects.