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

  • Serve on the Libraries’ senior leadership and administrative team
  • Facilitate and guide planning activities across the Libraries
  • Coordinate, design, and implement assessment of Libraries
  • Assist the Dean with strategic planning and budget defense
  • Collect, visualize, and make data accessible for decision-making
  • Administrates the Libraries’ instance of Tableau Server
  • Provide data to IPEDS, ACRL, and other external agencies
  • Supervise the Data Analyst and his work

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Under my leadership, UNLV Libraries received a NWCCU commendation for their culture of assessment (2017)

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

  • Lead the Journalism Library, a full-service library facility embedded in the Pulitzer School of Journalism
  • Supported School of Journalism’s curricular shift toward data journalism through instruction
  • Support data-intensive research at Data Service in Lehman Library
  • Project Manager for implementation of LibGuides 2.0 (CMS)
  • Moderated Columbia’s 2014 Annual Library Symposium on “Leaders Everywhere
  • Administrate and train librarians in library-wide chat reference program

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

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

  • Supervised 1 professional librarian, 5 classified staff, & 10 student assistants
  • Helped plan library’s strategic vision, developed department goals
  • Managed dept. operations, including reference, instruction, and digitization
  • Created division policies on the Public Services Management Team
  • Managed $135,000 budget (government documents, legal, and political science materials)
  • Managed and coordinated specialized reference and checkout desk
  • Federal and state depository library coordinator
  • Collaborated on library-wide ethnographic study of library space usage

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:

  • Led department for six months during search for new department head
  • Managed digital archive partnership with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Government Printing Office (GPO)
  • Trained and supervised graduate students in metadata, digitization, and web archiving
  • Digitized print documents, archived born-digital materials, reported usage statistics
  • Helped streamline data collection; member of Library Assessment Workgroup

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Increased UNT’s Congressional Research Service Reports Archive to over 10,000 reports

Teaching Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013 –  2014
School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

  • Knowledge Organization (LIS 653)
  • Taught core course through discussion, lecture, and in-class exercises

Guest Lectures & Information Literacy Instruction

University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2016 – present

  • “Assessment and Data Analysis” (MIS 766)

Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013 – 2015

  • “Government Documents in Legal Research” (Law School)
  • Information literacy instruction for MS in Journalism, 6 courses

University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2007 – 2012

  • “Legal Resources,” (SLIS 5205)
  • “Government Information Librarianship,” (SLIS 5205)
  • “Introduction to Government Documents,” (SLIS 5205)
  • “Staying Informed, Avoiding Biased Sources,” (UCRS 1000)
  • “Introduction to Government Information Sources,” (UCRS 1000)
  • Information literacy instruction in variety of courses