Outreach Efforts/ Programs: Both at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Miami, I have actively promoted library resources and services to students and faculty.
Johns Hopkins University: At JHU, in the past academic year (2012-2013), I taught a total of 70 library sessions, most of which were classes and a few included orientations, workshops, and outreach events. Since joining JHU in May 2010, I have taught/ participated in 146 library sessions. I believe that as a curator and a subject librarian, I function as an educator in helping students learn effective research skills. For the past three years, I have established a successful collaboration with history faculty teaching HIS 193: The Undergraduate Seminar in History which is a two-semester sequence required for history majors that introduces students to the theory and practice of history. As a result of my partnership with faculty, both the library database and rare books sessions have been integrated as required parts of the research training provided for the students. They also schedule follow-up appointment with me for in-depth research consultations on their research topics.
University of Miami: At the University of Miami, I successfully planned and designed a government documents instruction program to meet the research needs of students and faculty in my role as the Coordinator of the University of Miami Libraries’ Federal Depository Library Program and the State of Florida and International Documents collections. Given the interdisciplinary nature of government information, my publicity efforts via e-mail and personal meetings with faculty met with resounding success. In my capacity as the Subject Librarian for History, Political Science, and Government Documents, I taught more than 155 course-specific instruction sessions and provided nearly 410 research consultations for the faculty and students in these disciplines.