Résumé

Education

  • Drexel University :: Master of Science in Library & Information Science, Aug 2011, summa cum laude
  • Seton Hall University :: Bachelor of Arts in Communication with focus in PR/Advertising and minor in Mathematics, May 2007, cum laude

Work Experience

  • Montclair Public Library :: Information Services Supervisor, Oct 2013-Present
    • Supervise the Adult Services Department, including reference, adult programming, virtual services, community services and social networking
    • Develop and maintain relationships with local organizations for programming partnerships and greater library outreach
    • Evaluate current library technologies, and research and implement new offerings
    • Responsible for maintaining department statistics and budget
  • Greenville Public Library :: Reference Librarian, May 2012-Sep 2013
    • Provided information assistance to the public via phone, online and in-person
    • Offered individual and class instruction in use of technology
    • Assisted with adult programming, including summer reading, online book club, and series of nutrition talks and cooking demonstrations
  • Redwood Library and Athenæum :: Special Projects Librarian, Oct 2012-Sep 2013
    • Responsible for the weeding/de-accession of various collections, including the fiction and literary criticism collections, according to decision trees
    • Aid in cataloging of fiction and nonfiction volumes, including exporting MARC records from OCLC, updating new and existing bibliographic records, and barcoding materials
    • Work shifts at the greeter desk to welcome patrons and guests, answer questions about the library, and aid the circulation desk when needed
  • ipl2 :: Volunteer Reference Administrator, Apr 2011-Aug 2012
    • Processed incoming questions and followed up on improperly answered questions
    • Determined whether submitted question was within scope of ipl2’s policies, or required factual response or sources/suggestions for further research
  • Professor Catherine Zipf, Salve Regina University :: Research Assistant, Mar 2012-Jun 2012
    • Reviewed and documented information contained in land evidence records at Newport City Hall
      and in colonial deeds at the Newport Historical Society Library
  • Xavier University :: Library Intern, Jan 2011-Jun 2011
    • Assisted Discovery Services librarians in providing library public services and support, including reference, circulation, bibliographic instruction and resource sharing
    • Participated in training in the Content Management department, including collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, bibliographic control, inventory management, electronic resources, periodicals, special collections, archives and copyright
    • Worked on ad hoc projects as needed
  • Mitchell & Titus LLP :: Practice Mgmt. & Communications Coordinator, Jun 2007-Feb 2010
    • Maintained firm business registrations and professional licenses
    • Developed content for internal and external marketing materials and advertising
    • Contributed to PR activities including composition and distribution of news releases

Technical Skills

  • Office Software
    • Experienced with Windows and Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office
  • Multimedia Software
    • Experienced using Adobe Creative Suite Premium (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash)
  • Reference Software
    • Experienced with various academic databases, multiple instant message clients (Meebo, AIM,
      Google Chat), WorldCAT Collection Analysis tool, Springshare’s LibGuides
  • Integrated Library Systems and technical service tools
    • Experience using Ohio CONSORT’s Innovative Interface’s Millennium-run ILS, Library of Congress’s Cataloger’s desktop, OCLC’s Connexion client, Library of Congress’s Classification Web database, ILLiad, Koha, Polaris

Leadership & Community Service

  • Rhode Island Library Association (RILA)
    • Public Relations Committee Co-Chairperson, November 2012-September 2013
      • Develop and manage PR/marketing projects and tasks, including organizing a statewide Geek the Library campaign in coordination with RI public libraries
      • Recruit and train new committee members
  • Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation
    • Board Member & Technology Committee Chairperson, June 2011-June 2012
      • Responsible for leading the development of a new website as well as all online advertising and social marketing
      • Assisted with event planning and execution as needed
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
    • Vice President, Fall 2006-Spring 2007
    • Theatre Account Manager, Fall 2005-Spring 2007
  • College Republicans
    • New Jersey State Treasurer, Fall 2006-Spring 2007
    • Seton Hall Chapter Chairperson, Fall 2006-Spring 2007
    • Seton Hall Chapter Secretary, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
    • Seton Hall Chapter Public Relations Chairperson, Fall 2004-Spring 2005

Academic Awards & Achievements

  • Drexel Dean’s Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • MarCom Gold Award for Direct Ad Campaign (2008)
  • PRSSA’s Bateman Competition participant (2007)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Inducted in Fall 2004)
  • Seton Hall College of Arts & Sciences Deans List (2003-2007)
  • Seton Hall Chancellor Scholarship (Full Tuition) (2003-2007)
  • Procter & Gamble Scholarship (2003)

Memberships

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
  • Public Library Association (PLA)

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