Professional Experience

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University; Subject Librarian/ Liaison for European/ World History and Philosophy; September 2016 –  present

  • Serving as primary liaison to European/ World History and Philosophy and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in assigned subject areas.
  • Providing general reference, in-depth research consultations, and course-integrated instruction services
  • Teaching research tools and skills relevant to the disciplines of European/ World History and Philosophy
  • Partnering with faculty to achieve information and digital literacies and archival pedagogy learning outcomes through course integrated sessions
  • Developing and maintaining subject guides using LibGuides for European/ World History and Philosophy
  • Developing and managing excellent print and electronic resources/ collections in all formats for  European/ World History and Philosophy
  • Managing collection budgets for European/ World History and Philosophy
  • Serving as member of the Humanities Team
  • Collaborating with colleagues in related fields to acquire materials, especially the curators in Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library

The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University; Curator of 19th – 21st Century Rare Books and Manuscripts and Liaison Librarian for History; May 1, 2010 – August 2016; Liaison Librarian for Africana Studies and Latin American Studies; August 2011 – August 2016; Liaison Librarian for Anthropology and Islamic Studies; July 2015 – August 2016

  • Served as the Curator of 19th-21st Century Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • Served as the Subject Liaison Librarian for the Departments of History and Anthropology, Center for Africana Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, and Program in Islamic Studies
  • Cultivated and maintained strong working relationships with faculty and students
  • Provided subject-related consultative and instructional services for both the Department of Academic Liaisons and the Department of Scholarly Resources & Special Collections
  • Taught information literacy sessions and Rare Books classes for students in the Departments of History and Anthropology, Center for Africana Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, and Program in Islamic Studies
  • Designed and taught intersession courses using print, digital, and Special Collections materials that offer intensive, hands-on research experience in the humanities disciplines to students from a variety of departments
  • Managed collection budgets for History, Anthropology, Global Studies and the George Peabody Library (co-managing with two other colleagues)
  • Selected/ purchased resources in all formats including print and electronic resources as well as rare books, historical manuscripts and ephemera
  • Developed and maintained subject guides using LibGuides for History, Anthropology, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, and South Asian Studies

University of Miami; Librarian Assistant Professor; February 1, 2007 – April 30, 2010

  • Served as the Subject Liaison Librarian for History, Political Science, U.S. Government Information, International Documents, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Coordinator of the Libraries’ Federal Depository Library Program and the State of Florida and International Documents Collections
  • Served as the liaison for the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) (http://scholar.library.miami.edu/flc/)
  • Provided reference and instruction services and individual research consultations (in-person & virtual) to students and faculty in the Departments of History, Political Science, and International Studies
  • Taught course-specific instruction sessions for the Departments of History, Political Science, International Studies, and English (upper level undergraduate and graduate classes in English)
  • Taught bibliographic instruction sessions on U.S. government and international documents for the Departments of History, Political Science, and International Studies, the School of Communication, the Afro-American Studies Program, and the Latin-American Studies Program
  • Monitored budgets and made collection development decisions to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University community
  • Selected, assesed, and managed collections in History, Political Science, U.S. Government and International Documents, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Developed and revised subject guides using LibGuides for History, Political Science, East and Southeast Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, U.S. Government Information, International Documents and NGO Resources, Florida State Documents, and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Worked collaboratively with colleagues and teaching faculty to integrate information literacy sessions in History, Political Science, International Studies, and English

University of Maryland, College Park, GIS Graduate Assistant; Department of Government Documents & Maps, McKeldin Library; August 2005 – December 2006

  • Provided reference service in the areas of U.S. government information resources, online data resources, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to students, faculty, and public patrons
  • Promoted GIS services on the University campus and worked with the GIS librarian to develop a collection development policy statement for GIS resources
  • Taught GIS workshops to students, faculty, and public patrons (4-5 classes per semester)

Northern Arizona University; Archives Aide; Department of Special Collections and Archives, Cline Library; May 2005 – August 2005

  • Conducted research and wrote reports on the Hualapai & Havasupai tribes of the American Southwest for a digital exhibit – Indigenous Voices of the Colorado Plateau http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/indigenous_voices/credits.html
  • Selected manuscript materials for the Indigenous Voices of the Colorado Plateau digital exhibit
  • Provided archival reference service to students, faculty, and independent researchers

Northern Arizona University; Instructor; Department of History; January 2004 – May 2005

  • Taught a survey course, HIS 241: Western Civilization since 1660 for three semesters
  • Conducted in-class discussions, administered tests and graded students’ papers

Northern Arizona University; Archives Aide, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Cline Library; December 2003 – January 2004

Northern Arizona University; Elizabeth and P.T. Reilly Summer Intern, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Cline Library; June 2004 – August 2004

For both of the above positions, I performed the following duties:

Northern Arizona University; Graduate Assistant, Department of History; August 2002 – December 2003

  • Proctored exams, graded students’ papers and exams, and maintained grade rosters

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Graduate Assistant, Department of User Education and Services, Lovejoy Library; August 2001 – August 2002

  • Taught bibliographic instruction sessions to undergraduate students
  • Provided reference service to students, faculty, and public patrons
  • Conducted educational tours of library facilities

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Graduate Assistant, Department of Historical Studies; August 2000 – May 2002

  • Proctored exams, graded students’ papers and exams, and maintained grade rosters
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