Leadership & Professional Development


Accessible Digital Environments Committee, Portland Community College, 2016–Present

Mentoring Program, Membership Committee, Oregon Library Association, Co-Administrator, 2013–Present
Help track membership and distribute information online to participants in mentoring program within the membership committee for the Oregon Library Association.

Northwest Central Content Harvester, 2013
Appropriately curate, categorize, tag, and post continuing education opportunities online for librarians and educators.

Tech Petting Zoo, OLA/WLA Joint Annual Conference, Volunteer, April 2013
Demonstrated and answered questions about mobile technologies in libraries.

Library Assessment Round Table, Oregon Library Association, Vice Chair, 2013–Present
Supported formation and voted to enact bylaws for new Library Assessment Round Table within the Oregon Library Association. Objectives of this organization are to provide a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in library assessment in all types of Oregon libraries. Schedule and conduct meetings and write blog posts.

Internet Resources Column, Public Services Quarterly, Website Reviewer, 2012–Present
Review and recommend websites for peer-reviewed journal.

Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library Marketing Group, St. Joseph’s University, Committee Member, 2011–2012
Planned and implemented outreach and marketing strategies to promote the library and its services, particularly the library’s new Learning Commons. Developed and posted series of QR codes, and monitored the “hits” or usage of QR codes, to promote and provide easy access to online library services. Posted entries to the library’s blog and on-campus digital screens to promote library services during finals such as free massages for students, extended service hours, Writing Center satellite location in the library, and group study room reservations. Copyedited and wrote for the library’s promotional newsletter, Library Lines. Created physical and online materials to promote the library’s new search tool, “Discover!” (the “Summon” discovery product from Serials Solutions).

Gender Studies Committee, St. Joseph’s University, Committee Member, 2011–2012
Consulted on issues and helped plan events for Gender Studies department. Gathered and prepared materials on Gender Studies library resources to aid in Gender Studies program review. Created and maintained Springshare LibGuide to provide resource access for students and display resources for program reviewers.

ALA Midwinter Meeting YALSA Event Task Force 2010, Committee Member, 2009–2010
Co-planned YALSA’s Midwinter social and educational event, “Games, Gadgets, and Gurus”. Recruited community professionals and graduate students to demonstrate emerging technologies such as the screencasting tool Jing, e-readers, and cloud computing to attendees interested in learning how these technologies could be integrated into libraries.

Professional Development

  • Content Strategy for Professionals Certificate, Northwestern University Coursera, 2016.
  • PDX Women in IT Networking Event, Portland, OR, August 27, 2013
  • Microinteractions: Designing with Details, IxDA event, Portland, OR, July 9, 2013
  • Digital Marketing Conference, Portland, OR, June 18, 2013
  • OLA/WLA Joint Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA, April 2013
  • InfoCamp PDX, University of Oregon, Portland, Portland, OR, February 16, 2013
  • Online Northwest, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, February 8, 2013
  • Center for Academic Excellence, Winter 2013 Faculty Book Group, Portland State University, Portland, OR, January-March, 2013
  • L-net Online Chat Reference Training, Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland, OR, December 13, 2012
  • ILAGO (Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon) Summit, 2012, Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR, May 19, 2012
  • Immersion 2011, Teacher Track, Association of College and Research Libraries, Seattle, WA, July 24-29, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies, Hershey, PA, June 2011
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2011
  • American Library Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2010
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Conference, Boston, MA, January 2010
  • American Library Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2009