My teaching experience is listed on a separate page.

Professional Experience

Director of Planning & Assessment, 2015 – present
University Libraries
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Primary duties:

  • Oversee the assessment of UNLV Libraries
  • Assist the Dean with strategic planning activities
  • Participate as member of Libraries’ Administrative Team (“Directs”)
  • Provide data to IPEDS, ACRL, and other external agencies
  • Supervise the Data Analyst and her work

Head, Journalism Library / Journalism and Data Resources Librarian, 2013 – 2015
Journalism Library & Lehman Library
Columbia University, New York, NY
Primary duties:

  • Oversee the Journalism Library, a full-service library facility embedded in the Columbia Journalism School
  • Provide reference through social media (primarily Twitter)
  • Support data-intensive research at Data Service in Lehman Library
  • Provide information literacy instruction
  • Collection development for Journalism
  • Project Manager for Columbia’s migration to Springshare’s LibGuides
  • Administrate and train librarians in library-wide chat reference program

I spent 2012 working fulltime on my dissertation while living in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Government Documents Dept. Head, 2010 – 2011
Government Documents Department, Willis Library
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Primary duties:

  • Supervised 1 professional librarian, 5 full-time staff, & 7-10 student assistants
  • Helped plan library’s strategic vision, developed department goals to support plan
  • Created division policies with other members of the Public Services Management Team
  • Managed $135,000 budget for government documents, legal, and political science materials
  • Managed and coordinated specialized reference and checkout desk
  • Federal and state depository library coordinator
  • Subject librarian for Political Science
  • Provided reference & instruction as requested
  • Organized outreach events

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Oversaw a department renovation that resulted in a larger staff area, more work space for sorting and digitization projects, and moving the reference desk to a higher-traffic area
  • Oversaw the acquisition, bibliographic management, and digitization of +700,000 documents

Librarian for Digital Collections, 2006 – 2010
Government Documents Department, Willis Library
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Primary duties:

  • Digitized print documents, archived born-digital materials, reported usage statistics
  • Managed digital archive partnership with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Government Printing Office (GPO)
  • Supervised and trained graduate students in creating metadata records, scanning documents, archiving born-digital documents, and creating document abstracts; reviewed work for accuracy
  • Increased UNT’s Congressional Research Service Reports Archive to over 10,000 reports
  • Trained library staff in use of wikis, blogs, presentation software
  • Provided reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, and reference by appointment as liaison
  • Planned and moderated conference programs for the 2009 Texas Library Association Conference
  • Coordinated and hosted presentations by experts from LexisNexis, ProQuest, Economic Census, National Archives and Records and Administration, etc., attended by librarians around the state

Related Experience in Higher Education

Graduate Library Reference Assistant, 2005 – 2006
Research & Instruction Services, Willis Library
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Answered questions at the general reference desk and online
  • Presented bibliographic instruction sessions for various courses
  • Created, edited, and maintained library webpages

Graduate Library Research Assistant, 2005 – 2005
Digital Projects Unit, Willis Library
University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas

  • Transcribed scans of historic documents in Spanish

Graduate Research Assistant, 2004 – 2006
Center for Distributed Learning (now CLEAR)
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Created and updated catalog entries describing distance learning courses
  • Created FAQ webpage for distance-learning students
  • Helped redesign department website to focus on services for faculty and distance learners
  • Researched higher education teaching and learning centers at peer universities
  • Surveyed and synthesized relevant research into concise literature reviews

Graduate Assistant, Database and Design, 2003
Department of Learning Technology
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Created comprehensive online guide to the program for distance learners
  • Analyzed department’s print and online sources for relevant information

Freelance Muralist, 2002 – 2006
Snazzy Decor (self-owned business)
McKinney, Texas

Teaching Assistant, 2000 – 2001
Department of Art History, College of Visual Arts & Design
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Graded essay tests and calculated semester grades for 20 – 100 students per class
  • Lectured for class of 300 students
  • Prepared slides and other materials for tests
  • Tutored students individually and led group review sessions

Graduate Tutor, Technical Writing Computer Lab, 1999 – 2000
English Department
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Trained students in MS Powerpoint, Word, and WordPerfect
  • Helped students create professional-quality slideshows, brochures, and publications
  • Troubleshot technical issues with computer software