University of California, Los Angeles



College of William and Mary



  • Linguistics major
  • History minor
  • Monroe Scholar

work experience

King County Library System

Teen Services Librarian

October 2013–present

  • Plan and execute programs and events for teens (grades 6-12) in three public library branches
  • Provide outreach services to teens in the community, including school visits
  • Manage teen materials collections
  • Participate on the Reader's Services Oversight committee, Mock Printz committe, and Game On! committee
  • Proposed and coordinated KCLS booth at GeekGirlCon and Emerald City Comicon with another teen librarian colleague

University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Division

Director of Career and Professional Development

February 2012–October 2013

  • Provided career and professional development support services for 3,000 graduate students
  • Oversaw the Graduate Student Resource Center and the GradPost
  • Planned central activities including New Graduate Student Orientation and the Graduate Student Showcase
  • Led redesign of office website, including content inventory and creation of new web content
  • Created the New Student Guide

Crane School

Library Intern

September 2011–February 2012

  • Contributed to all aspects of running the library at an independent K-8 school library, including cataloging books, preparing and conducting library classes, developing displays, and connecting students with library materials

University of California, Santa Barbara

Office of Research

Research Development Analyst

July 2009–February 2012

  • Identified extramural funding opportunities for faculty based on knowledge of their research interests and distribute information via targeted e-mails, a monthly newsletter, and individual meetings
  • Taught funding database workshops to faculty, staff, and student groups
  • Wrote, edited, and designed various informational materials about campus research
  • Initiated and coordinated an Undergraduate Research Blog with ten student contributors
  • Led redesign of office website, including conducting a content inventory, collaborating with graphic designer and programmer, and coordinating content creation and editing

San Diego County Library

Del Mar Branch


January 2009–May 2009

  • Assisted with preparing for programs, creating displays, and running a book club
  • Planned and conducted teen book club and advisory group
  • Performed outreach services to teachers and librarians at local schools
  • Performed collection development and reference services

San Diego County Library, Web Services

Intermittent Librarian

February 2009–April 2009

  • Updated library web pages using content management software
  • Created online information guides and help pages
  • Responded to customer inquiries about issues with library web page and Overdrive audiobook software

San Diego County Library

Vista Branch


May 2008–August 2008

  • Assisted with planning and implementation of various youth activities, including book clubs, story times, book displays, and craft programs in a large, regional public library branch
  • Facilitated teen book discussion group and presented preschool storytime
  • Performed general reference services

UCLA College Library

Reference Desk Assistant

September 2006–March 2008

  • Instructed patrons how to use library catalog, various reference sources, and other library services.
  • Assisted students in the formulation of research strategies
  • Answered reference and directional inquiries in a large, undergraduate library
  • Wrote annotations to over 50 encyclopedia sets for annotated bibliography project

National Public Radio

Reference Library Intern

June 2007–August 2007

  • Conducted ready and in-depth research for staff on a variety of topics including politics and current events.
  • Provided fact-checking and pronunciation guidance
  • Suggested experts and story ideas for staff in a fast-paced deadline-based environment
  • Created an in-house election guide using Wiki software
  • Cataloged and organized hundreds of raw audio tapes for music program archives

ALA Editions

Editorial Support (remote)

March 2007–December 2007

  • Checked bibliographic information for eight chapters of Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries
  • Inputted over 600 Guide to Reference entries into an online database system

College of William and Mary

Swem Library

Interlibrary Loans Assistant

August 2003–May 2006

  • Processed user requests for interlibrary loans materials using ILLiad
  • Updated and maintained library and patron contact information database
  • Used FirstSearch and other databases to verify requests

College of William and Mary

Swem Library

Marketing Intern

January 2003–May 2003

  • Designed print advertising for new Interlibrary Loans service. Sample Ad
  • Planned signs and brochures to introduce users to new Interlibrary Loans service
  • Consulted with various librarians to develop marketing strategies

College of William and Mary

The Flat Hat (weekly student newspaper)

Various Staff Positions

August 2002–May 2006

  • Supervised six sections of the staff as managing editor
  • Planned and implemented training activities and recruitment program
  • Orchestrated production of three special sections: Food and Drink Guide, Best of Williamsburg, Travel Special
  • Collaborated with other editors to write weekly editorial
  • Communicated with student groups, faculty and administration to stay up-to-date on campus activities
  • Coached reporters in journalistic writing
  • Assigned stories and photo requests to reporters and photographers.
  • Read and edited all copy in assigned sections
  • Designed page layout using Adobe InDesign
  • Wrote various stories, captions, and headlines


Proficient in Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Publishing software, HTML, CSS

Experience with Wikis, Facebook, Wordpress, Tumblr, Squarespace, Blogger, RSS, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, MailChimp

Experience with Evergreen, Millenium, Unicorn and Voyager ILS, ILLiad, Ariel, Documentum, Umbraco, Evanced Events

Basic reading and writing knowledge of Spanish, Italian and French

other experience

American Library Association


September 2006–present

  • Attended Annual Conference in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2014; Midwinter Meeting in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015
  • Chair, YALSA Website Advisory Committee, 2014–present
  • Member, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015–present
  • Member, YALSA Blog Advisory Board, 2014–present
  • Administrative Assistant, YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee, 2014–2015
  • Member, American Libraries Advisory Board, 2011–2012
  • Member, YALSA YALS Editorial Advisory Board, 2011–2012
  • Chair of YALSA Writing Award Jury, 2011-2012
  • Served on the YALSA Great Books Giveaway award committee, 2009-10

No Flying, No Tights


September 2011–March 2013

  • Reviewed teen and children's graphic novels for a librarian audience

UCSB Reads Committee


February 2011–June 2012

  • Worked with a group of faculty, staff, and students to select all-campus book and related events for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 program

Santa Barbara Public Library

Goleta Branch


December 2009–June 2012

  • Shelved books, organized sections, and performed other tasks as needed

Reach Out and Read Aloud


January 2007–March 2008

  • Read books to children in a hospital waiting room on a biweekly basis
  • Selected appropriate materials for reading one-on-one and to small groups

Juvenile Detention Center Book Group


January 2007–March 2008

  • Discussed books with students at detention center on a biweekly basis.
  • Organized book drives and sorted donations
  • Developed website for the volunteer group and managed a list of resources

College of William and Mary

Library Policy Advisory Committee

August 2003–May 2006

  • Worked with librarians, faculty members and fellow students to establish various library policies

Matthew Whaley School


August 2002–May 2006

  • Assisted students and shelved books
  • Copy cataloged records for new library materials