Career Objective

Obtain a position in the field of Library and Information Science to properly increase library utilization and availability of resources for the public good.


  • Proficiency working with web development technologies and standards such as HTML5, CSS3 and frameworks such as Bootstrap.
  • Proficiency working with WordPress content management system through blog found at
  • Proficiency working with the Omeka content management system through fan project found at
  • Proficiency implementing the Dublin Core metadata standard.
  • 2014 – Present: Recorder of Ohio State University Libraries Staff Advisory Council.

Work experience

The Ohio State University Libraries
2006 — Present

Library Associate 1

  • Maintain the largest closed reserves collection at OSU libraries, servicing the most diverse set of departments and colleges in the university.
  • Create metadata through the Sierra ILS on a daily basis through the creation of bibliographic, item and reserve records.
  • Establish documentation and procedures for closed reserves work in the Sierra ILS.
  • Develop workflows for what is frequently a self-guided position.
  • Train, supervise and delegate to student employees inside Thompson Library.

Upper Arlington Public Library
2016 — Present

Public Services Associate

  • Assists patrons in searching for music and films in the library collection, both at UAPL and in the Central Library Consortium.
  • Provides information and training relating to library computers and software and informational services offered by the library such as Hoopla, Zinio, and OverDrive.
  • Maintains excellent customer service standards in assisting with library patrons and ensuring that their informational, educational and recreational needs are satisfied.

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library


  • Organized the personal papers of a prominent author into a usable, archives-ready collection.
  • Collaborated with the special collections processing coordinator to ensure that all work was consistent with department policies and adapted as necessary.
  • Worked with the Archive Space content management platform and knowledge of DACS metadata schema.


IFLA 2016 World Library and Information Congress (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Prepared materials for distribution including badges and bags.
  • Acted as room control, checking badges and staffing doors to congress sessions.
  • Provided information services to attendees asking general questions about the conference or city.

OSU Libraries Preservation and Reformatting (Digital Imaging)

  • 2016 – present
  • Working to digitize materials for preservation and access by patrons of OSU Libraries.
  • Utilizing Epson flatbed scanner for capture of images and EPSON Scan for initial image capture and processing.
  • Post-processing of images accomplished through use of Adobe Photoshop and Bridge for editing of preservation quality TIFF images and creation of access images for use in publicly facing repositories.
  • Utilizing Indus BookScanner 9000 and associated Virtual Library Software for image capture and post-processing.
  • Creation of ebooks in PDF format and OCR accomplished through Adobe Acrobat.
  • Utilizing Phase One camera system and Capture One editing software for photography of large format items and delicate manuscripts both freehand and on a copy stand.

OSU Libraries Preservation and Reformatting (Conservation)

  • 2011 – 2013
  • Worked with a variety of media including periodicals, books and artwork.
  • Utilized a variety of conservation techniques including mending with dry adhesive tissues, encapsulation, surface cleaning, and removal of old adhesives with solvents.


Master of Library and Information Science
2012 — 2014

Kent State University

  • Focus on digital libraries, digital preservation and digital curation as well as metadata standards and web development.
  • Gained an understanding of the technological, financial, and policy needs for the life-cycle management of digital objects.
  • Gained experience working with the DSpace and Greenstone content management platforms.
  • Gained experience working with Dublin Core, PREMIS, and NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images metadata standards.
  • Worked with Xena file normalization software and DRAMBORA risk assessment program.

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
2002 — 2009

The Ohio State University

  • Developed critical thinking skills and ability to pick apart statements for logical consistency and cogency.
  • Developed the ability to tease out salient points from otherwise dense and difficult documents.

Grants and Awards

  • Ohio Preservation Council Professional Development Grant (2016)
  • ALCTS/PARS Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant (2017)

Professional Development


  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction and Basic Description (August 13, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Serials (September 10, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common A/V Formats (October 1, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers (November 12, 2015)
  • Building Blocks of Interpersonal Communication (June 20, 2016)
  • Become a Trusted Librarian: Tactics and Service Models that Build Relationships (September 26, 2016)
  • Overview of Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers (November 15, 2016)
  • Discovering Discovery Layers: Discovery Software in Libraries (January 24, 2017)
  • Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start (October 4, 2016)
  • Metadata for Digitization and Preservation (November 1-2, 2016)
  • Digital Preservation Toolbox – Metadata Manipulation (November 8, 2016)
  • Preservation of Photographic Materials (December 13-14, 2016)
  • Archival Appraisal for the Non-Archivist (December 15, 2016)

John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS)

  • Adept at Adapting (November 10, 2016)


  • American Library Association
  • Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  • Academic Library Association of Ohio
  • OHIODIG (Ohio Digitization Interest Group)
  • Ohio Preservation Council