Work Experience

Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress 
Legislative Data Specialist, full-time
September 2020 – Present

Santa Barbara Public Library System
Digital Services Librarian, full-time
March 2017 – August 2020

  • Evaluated and coordinated implementing electronic resource services and programs with the Technology and Technical Services team as well as appropriate technology-to-patron related policies.
  • Served as in-house webmaster for the library’s website within the City of Santa Barbara’s Civica/Granicus platform, and coordinated the design and maintenance with departmental stakeholders.
  • Served as training coordinator for library staff, including one-on-one assistance, class-based instructed and the creation of training manuals and technology competencies.
  • Provided reference, readers’, audiovisual, and technology advisory service to the public, including one-one-one assistance and asynchronous assistance via email, phone and chat applications.
  • Developed, managed, promoted, and purchased for assigned fiction and nonfiction collections.
  • Researched library marketing trends to promote reference and reader’s advisory services and participates on the library’s social media team and the Black Gold consortium’s Reference and Adult Services committee.
  • Detailed as Senior Librarian of Technology and Technical Services from November 2018 – March 2020, supervising and leading the Technology and Technical Services team (6 FTEs) in the operation and maintenance of fulfilling acquisition and technology services for 6 library locations serving 120,000 community members.
  • Substituted as a day-to-day branch lead, as needed.

Madison Public Library
Adult Services and Periodicals Librarian, full-time
August 2014-March 2017

  • Provided one-on-one reference aid and reader’s advisory, as well as technical assistance with e-reading devices and personal computers.
  • Developed, managed, promoted, and purchased for the fiction, large print, world languages, teen fiction and language learning collections.
  • Acted as the main contact for development and maintenance for the periodicals print and digital collections.
  • Researched library marketing trends to promote reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Created subject bibliographies on a range of reference topics and publicity content marketing the collections.
  • Represented the library in on the consortium Digital Services Committee and instructed colleagues on digital projects.

Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ
Reference and Instruction Librarian, part-time
March 2014–August 2014

  • Provided reference and circulation services to students and faculty.
  • Planned, developed, and instructed class sessions on a variety of academic research and resource topics.
  • Developed and edited resource pathfinders and guides.

Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Reference Librarian, part-time
October 2013–August 2014

  • Navigated users’ inquiries and locates appropriate resources.
  • Provided reader’s advisory.
  • Troubleshot computer and technology questions.
  • Conducted reference research and tracks resource usage.
  • Contributed to library and collection development projects ad hoc.

Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ
STS Graduate Instructor, part-time
September 2013– December 2014

  • Instructed undergraduate transfer students on how to use the Libraries’ online catalog and electronic resources.
  • Responded to students and faculties’ questions.
  • Assisted instructed the STEM and writing courses on similar lessons with a subject-focus.

Morristown & Morris Twp. Joint Free Public Library, Morristown, NJ
Media Library Clerk, part-time
September 2012–August 2014

  • Aided patrons with using the Library’s technologies and electronic resources.
  • Provided patron advisory for media and print materials.
  • Maintained and distributeed the AV and periodical collections in a friendly and efficient manner.

Rutgers University Learning Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Graduate Writing Instructor, part-time
September 2012–Septemer 2013

  • Aided students with their writing beyond basic composition and expository levels.
  • Instructed students on utilizing electronic citation tools and citation formats.
  • Specialized in political science, public policy, and literature-related writing.

Governor’s Office of Policy & Planning – Commonwealth of Penn., Harrisburg, PA
Policy Intern, full-time
September 2011–December 2011

  • Researched policy and legislative developments.
  • Compiled policy briefs on a variety of salient topics to the Commonwealth.
  • Summarized reports and legislation for policy decisions.
  • Completed a policy research seminar and individual research project Checking-in or Checking-out: An Assessment of Libraries in State Government;
  • Produced an Frequently Asked Questions web document for the State Library of Pennsylvania website.
  • Represented Lock Haven University in The Harrisburg Internship Semester – a selective internship program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Annie Halenbake Ross Library – AmeriCorps State and National, Lock Haven, PA
Library Assistant and AmeriCorps Service Member, part-time
September 2010-September 2011

  • Interacted with patrons at the circulation desk for reader’s advisory and leading.
  • Monitored use of the local history and genealogical resource collection.
  • Promoted public service in the community through public events.
  • Developed and facilitated youth and family programming for the 2011 Summer Reading Program.

Lock Haven University of Penn. Writing Center, Lock Haven, PA
Writing Tutor, part-time
September 2009–December 2012

  • Supported students through the writing process for multiple majors and assignments.
  • Acted as a contact for the MLA and APA citation styles.
  • Represented the English Department and the Writing Center in instructional workshops.
  • Engaged in education writing projects for the LHU community.

Rockaway Township Public Library, Rockaway, NJ
Library Assistant, part-time
August 2006–August 2010

  • Progressed from High School Page to Library Assistant with increased responsibility.
  • Performed circulation tasks and shelved efficiently.
  • Delivered professional and courteous patron service.
  • Assisted with the Library’s special projects.